NOTE ALSO THAT AS I CHANGE THE SYLLABUS, YOU WILL HAVE TO RELOAD IT, OR IT WILL GIVE YOU THE ONE YOU LOOKED AT LAST WEEK, FROM YOUR COMPUTER'S CACHE, I.E. THE OLD OUTOFDATE ONE.
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Professor: Lee L. Lowery, Jr., PhD, P.E.
Office: Old CE
Building, Room 139C Phone: 9798454395 (Office), 9797755401 (Home) email: Lowery@tamu.edu Office Hours: NOTE: Office hours listed below are suspended on the day before a major exam, giving me time to make it out. Do not wait until the day before a major exam for help. Please see the tutors if they have office hours on that day. Some of my time is spent teaching CVEN 345 and CVEN 322. During the remaining hours I am a departmental adviser and have limited time for tutoring. Please plan on assistance either during my office hours, or see the TA in CE room 030 during their office hours. Don't wait until just before class to get help or you likely won't get any. 
Grader: Email questions regarding homework grades only 
HELP DESK  Tutoring will be done by 5 graduate students. They are located in the Old Civil Engineering Building Room 030. Go down the stairs to the basement, turn right, it is the first door on your right. All of them are capable of tutoring you in CVEN 345. Just ask whoever is there for help. Click here for the TA help desk schedule, who will be covering each time slot and hours of operation.
Click here for their hours, which run from 8 AM to 7 PM except on Friday.
Textbook: The textbook is excellent  one of the best: Kassimali, Structural Analysis. 5th Edition. CENGAGE Learning.
Looking for a used textbook?
Note that the internet is a thieves paradise. If they won't show you the cover, check the ISBN number carefully. 
5th edition 2014
Note that less inexpensive International Editions are often available, but they are sometimes in all SI units, whereas in the U.S. edition, all example problems and half of the homework problems are U.S. customary units. For the 5th edition, I have found that an International edition is available the same as ours.


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Catalog Description:
Theory of Structures. (30). Credit 3. Structural engineering—functions of structureS, design loads, reactions and force systems; analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses and arches; energy methods of determining deflections of structures; influence lines and criteria for moving loads; analysis of statically indeterminate structures including continuous beams and frames. Prerequisites: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 305.
Course Objectives:
Learning Outcomes  This course emphasizes the following ABET Learning Outcomes. Note that the letters refer to those used by ABET.
(a) Ability to apply knowledge of basic mathematics, science, and engineering.
Course Prerequisites:
To take CVEN 345, you must have been admitted to upper level in Civil Engineering, have received a passing grade (no D's, F's or I's) in CVEN 305, and be registered or have already passed CVEN 302.
Course Assessment:
Syllabus Information:
Resources available to the student:
The correct time (to the nanosecond)
Course Schedule: Please note that the course syllabus will be revised throughout the semester. Please do not work any problems ahead of the date due. Some may be dropped, others that are better (in my opinion) may be substituted.
NOTE! Homework problems have changed since you last looked at this list. Please do not work your next problem set until you check for changes below.
Day  Material covered  Chapter Reading Assignment  Daily Homework Problem
Assignments Each day's assignment is due the one week from the day assigned unless otherwise noted. Textbook problems are worth 10 points each. Special Problems (SP) are worth 20 pooints each. Please refer to homework problems often. Some may get delayed until we cover the material and the problem numbers and dates will change. Note that weblinked homework problem numbers refer to hints, or some solutions. SP = special problem. Click on link. 
Week 1  
Aug 31 
Introduction: Statically Determinate Reactions, Moment Diagrams. 
Chapters 1, 3, 4.14.2 
Class Assignments A1) 3.8, 3.9, 3.18, 3.34, SP1 
Sept 2 Class 2 
Statically Determinate Reactions, Moment Diagrams, Moment Equations  4.34.4  A2) 4.6, 4.12, 4.15, SP2 
Sept 4 Class 3 
Analysis
of Trusses  Method of Joints Analysis of Trusses  Method of Sections 
Chapters 4.5 
A3) 4.31, 4.32, 4.33 SP3 
Week 2  
Sept 7 Class 4 
Analysis of Trusses  Method of Sections, Zero force members.  Chapters 4.6 
A4) 3.4, 4.38, 4.46 (members JK and DE only), 4.47 member IH only, SP4

Sept 9 Class 5 
Beams and Frames – Shear and moment diagrams Detailed procedures for drawing shear and moment diagrams 
Chapters 4.9, 5.15.2 
A5)
4.49 (only members DE, EK, ON), 5.35, 5.39 Due on Class 10 
Sept 11 Class 6 
Beams and Frames – Shear and moment diagrams  Writing equations
for moments in beams Interactive shear and moment diagram practice module 
Chapters 5.35.4 
A6) 4.3, 5.44, 5.51, 5.52 Due on Class 11 
Week 3  
Sept 14 Class 7 
" 
Chapter 5.5 
A7) 5.56, 5.57, 5.59 Due on Class 12 
Sept 16 Class 8 
"  Chapters 5.6 
A8) 5.65, 5.69, 5.70 Due on Class 13 
Sept 18 Class 9 
Deflections by Direct Integration  Chapters 6.16.3 
A9) 6.1, 6.5, 6.7 Due on Class 14 
Week 4  
Sept 21 Class 10 
Beams and Frames – Deflections by WorkEnergy  Chapter 7.1, 7.2 
A10) 7.1, 7.3, 7.5 Due on Class 15 
Sept 23 Class 11 
"  Chapter 7.3, 7.4 
A11) 7.16, 7.20, 7.22 Due on Class 16 
Sept 25 Class 12 
"  Chapter 7.5 
A12) 7.23, 7.24 Use the volume integral tables or integration of mMdx/EI, whichever you like. Due on Class 17 
Week 5  
Sept 28 Class 13 
" Volume Integrals 
Chapter 7.5 
A13) 7.26, 7.31, 7.36 Due on Class 18 
Sept 30 Class 14 
" 
A14) 7.38, 7.39 Due on Class 19 

Oct 2 Class 15 
Chapter 13.1  Chapter 13.1 
A15) 7.45, 7.50 Due on Class 20 
Week 6  
Oct 5 Class 16 
Introduction to solution to statically indeterminate structures using the flexibility method/consistent distortions.  Chapter 13.1 
A16) 13.1, 13.2 Due on Class 21 
Oct 7 Class 17 
"  Chapter 13.2 
A17) 13.10, (13.16  Use Rb as the redundant) Due on Class 22 
Oct 9 Class 18 
" 
A18) Use the reactions listed below as
the redundant reactions to solve the following problems: (13.18  use Rbh), (13.20  use Rdh) Due on class 23 

Week 7  
Oct 12 Class 19 
Solution to statically indeterminate structures with multiple degrees of indeterminacy using consistent deformations  Flexibility Method  Chapter 13.3 
A19) Work (13.20 again  using Rdv),
(13.26  using Rch). 
Oct 14 Class 20 
"  Chapter 13.3 
A20) Work
(13.26 again using Rcv), (13.27  use Rcv),
(13.27 again  use Rdv) Due on Class 25 
Oct 16 Class 21 
Quiz A  held in our classroom during regular class hours. Covers everything above through homework problem 7.16. You will be getting that homework problem back on 10/12/15. 
Exam is closed book. Bring calculator, paper and pencils.
You are also permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat
sheet, hand written by you (no copies) on
ONE SIDE, no example problems. Equations
only. You should also bring a copy of the Fundamentals of Engineering Reference Manual, Structural section only, unless you have memorized the wide flange tables. No notes of any kind written on them. Click here for a copy Homework is still due today, if assigned, but I won't ask for it until our next class. This makes no change in all other due dates. 

Week 8  
Oct 19 Class 22 
Moving
Loads, Influence Lines for Structures Read Chapters 8 and 9 READ: How to construct and use influence lines
Highly recommended:
MullerBreslau Principle, Use of Influence Lines 
A21 (13.37  use Rbv &
Rcv), (13.43  use Rav and Rah), 

Oct 21 Class 23 
INFLUENCE LINE GENERATION HTML files: MP4 files: 
A22)
8.5, 8.10, 8.16, 8.20 

Oct 23 Class 24 
Use of influence lines to determine where to put live, dead, uniform, concentrated loads and compute maximum results. 
A23)
8.19, 8.21, 8.38, 8.47 Due class 28 

Week 9  
Oct 26 Class 25 
Chapter 9: Use of influence lines for a series of wheel loads  Chapter 9 
A24)
9.4, 9.6, 9.21 
Oct 28 Class 26 
A25) 8.49, 8.53 Due class 30 

Oct 30 Class 27 
Chapter 14: Influence lines for statically indeterminate structures. 
A26) 9.14, 9.23 Due class 31 

Week 10  
Nov 2 Class 28 
A27) 13.44, 14.15, 14.16 Due class 32 

Nov 4 Class 29 
Chapter 2: Loads on structures. Wind Loads.  Chapter 2 
A28) 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 14.17 Due Class 33 
Nov 6 Class 30 
See: http://windspeed.atcouncil.org/ 
A29) 2.9, 2.12, 2.13, 14.18 Due class 34 

Week 11  
Nov 9 Class 31 
Loads on structures.  
Nov 11 Class 32 
Quiz B  held in our classroom during regular class hours. Covers everything above covered in class through Chapter 7, plus Chapter 13, through problem 13.27. 
Exam is closed book. Bring calculator, paper and pencils.
You are also permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat
sheet, hand written by you (no copies) on
TWO SIDES, no example problems. Equations
only. You should also bring a copy of the Fundamentals of Engineering Reference Manual, Structural section only, unless you have memorized the wide flange tables. No notes of any kind written on them. Click here for a copy Homework is still due today, if assigned, but I won't ask for it until our next class. This makes no change in all other due dates. 

Nov 13 Class 33 
Loads on structures. 
Chapter 12 
A30) 12.3, 12.5, 14.19 
Nov 16 
Chapter 12: Vertical loads, portal method 
A31) 12.6, 12.9, 14.20 Due class 37 

Nov 18 Class 35 
Flexibility methods vs. Stiffness Methods  Chapter 15 
A32) 15.1, 15.2, Due Class 38 
Nov 20 Class 36 LAST DAY TO QDROP 5:00 PM 
Stiffness Methods  Slope Deflection 
A32) 15.17 

Nov 23 
A33) Get MASTAN2 and put it on
your computer and tinker with it. Due Class 39 

Nov 25 No class 
No Class  Reading Day  Eat turkey, tinker with Mastan. Solve a uniformly loaded cantilever beam.  
Nov 27 No class 
Thanksgiving Vacation  Eat leftovers, tinker with Mastan. Solve an eight story 4 bay building of your choice with 2 k/ft uniform loading. Due Dec 25th, 2016.  
Nov 30 
Mastan2 MASTAN Tutorial Also see the tutorial that comes with the MASTAN2 program. Also see: Example problems 
A34) Set up and solve Example Problem
15.8 on text page 619 using MASTAN2 or any other structural analysis
program with which you are familiar. Create a report with your
answers. Hints here. Due Class 40 (Friday) 

Dec 2 Class 39 
Mastan2 Mastan header sheets 

Dec 4 Class 40 
Mastan2 
A35) Web problem A35. Due Dec 7th, 2015 (Monday) 

Dec 7 
Mastan 2 


Dec 9 Class 42 
Mastan 2  A36) MASTAN influence line hand in during class  
December 16th 
Final Exam Wednesday December 16th from 10:30 to 12:30 pm Held in our classroom CHECK THIS DATE FOR ACCURACY HERE: Final Exam Schedules 
Final Exam 
Exam is closed book. Bring only calculator, paper and pencils.
You are also permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat sheet to the quiz,
hand written by you (no copies) on TWO SIDES,
no example problems. Equations only.
You should also bring a copy of the Fundamentals of Engineering Reference Manual, Structural section only. No notes of any kind on them. Click here for a copy You should also bring a copy of the MASTAN header sheets. Exam covers everything in the course, with emphasis on the materials after Quiz B. Approximate target coverage: 20% Quiz A 30% Quiz B 50% after Quiz B Pick up any old leftover homework outside of my office. 
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