Introduction to Structural Analysis
Structural engineers design and analyze buildings, bridges, power plants, electrical towers, dams, and other large structures that're essential to life as we know it. They choose the precise configuration for elements in these designs by using mathematical calculations and analytical techniques such as the finite element method (FEM). Doing so predicts the behavior of new structures and analyzes the failures in existing ones—solving critical problems for the world's infrastructure.
This course shows you how to design, analyze, and document your engineering project. You'll utilize the integrated analysis functionality to explore engineering, design, and construction decisions. Lessons on 2D sketching and hand calculations teach you the engineering skills required for solving problems and challenges on structural projects. Instruction in Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software provides you with advanced building simulation and analysis capabilities for large and complex structures so that you can quickly perform simulations and analysis of a variety of structures.
Discover how professionals use structural analysis tools to create consistent and high quality construction documentation so you can apply these skills to your own projects.
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Getting started In this lesson, we'll discover what you'll learn in this course and download the software and resources you need.
Instructor guide Introduction to Structural Analysis instructor resources
Construction Documents Construction documents are the records that are shared with architects, owners, engineers, and other construction professionals to communicate a design.
Sketching and Basic Structural Design Learn the importance of sketching out your designs and drawing to scale.
Lateral Design of Loads Within the study of lateral design several types of lateral loads exist but the most notable are seismic and wind loads.
Designing Reinforced Concrete Gain a better understanding of the material specifics of reinforced concrete and its application in structural design.
Designing Structural Steel Structural steel design seeks to find the optimum structure that will minimize cost while maximizing efficiency in operations.
Phased-based Construction Design Phased construction is a static modeling, analysis, and design approach that looks at building a structure in sequential steps as it is actually assembled in the field.
Course assessment Test your student's skills and knowledge or just see where they stand.
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