Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8702040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 構造解析法
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Methods of Structural Analysis
ナカムラ ナオヒロ,ナベシマ クニヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-8:East Library 2F PC Rm,ENG 104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students Third Grader, Architectual & Building Science Program, Cluster 4, Faculty of Engineering
Keywords SDG_9, SDG_11 Structure Analysis Using the Computer, Finite Element Method, Practical lesson, Framed Structure, Plate Problem, 3D Problem ,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Understanding on cultivation of expert knowledge and ability for architecture and building engineering.  ((2) Comprehensive and advanced knowledge and ability to develop basis for building engineers.  Being able to summarize documents of the advanced contents on either a), b) or c) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The Finite Element Method, that is the representative structural analysis method with computers, is a common and ordinary tool for many structural engineers. In the old days, they had to study the theory and make up the program by themselves.  In these days, they use the high performance commercial programs instead of such self- made programs.  However, it is obvious that it is very dangerous if they uses the programs for the actual structural design without the knowledge of basic theory. The aim of this class is to obtain the foundation of FEM by studying the basic theorem and exercising the example analyses using free FEM program on PC. Moreover, the other applications of FEM and the other analysis methods are explained.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Concept of Finite Element Method
Lesson 2: Basic Theory of FEM (1)
Lesson 3: Basic Theory of FEM (2)
Lesson 4: Example Analysis Using PC program (1) Introduction
Lesson 5: Example Analysis Using PC program (2) Truss analysis
Lesson 6: Example Analysis Using PC program (3) Frame analysis
Lesson 7: Example Analysis Using PC program (4) Nonlinear analysis
Lesson 8: Presentation(1)
Lesson 9: Example Analysis Using PC program (5) 3-dimensional analysis
Lesson 10: Example Analysis Using PC program (6) Eigenvalue analysis
Lesson 11: Example Analysis Using PC program (7) Dynamic analysis
Lesson 12: Presentation(2)
Lesson 13: Approcation of FEM to Other Fields
Lesson 14: Other Analysis Methods (DM, BEM, DEM, PM, etc)
Lesson 15: Examination 
Lecture and exercise on PC. Handouts will be distributed  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handout, PC 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Trial of exercise on PC is expected before and after the class. 
Grading Method Overall assessment considering presentation and examination. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The professor who had worked in a general construction company and studied structural analysis explains using the actual examples. 
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