Automation in Structural Analysis and Design using MATLAB & MASTAN

Automation in structural analysis and design for Mechanical Engineers

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A Quick Overview

The structural engineer has to devise the arrangements and proportions of members that can withstand, economically and efficiently the conditions anticipated during the lifetime of a structure. The particular aspect here is to calculate the distribution of force within the structure and the displaced state of the structure.

In this course, we will understand the behavior of framed structures. The finite element method approach is used to obtain the numerical solution. The practical, numerical solution of structural analysis is seen to involve the formation and solution of the systems of algebraic equations. This approach is carried out using automation of the equation formulation process by taking advantage of the powerful capabilities of the computer in solving large order systems of equations using software MATLAB and MASTAN.


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1Introduction to Basics

In this section, you will learn about basics of structural analysis and definition of concepts
• What is Structural Analysis
• Intro to Basic Mechanics
• Equation formulation and simulation
• Intro to automation
• Solution Interpretation

2Structural System and analysis

In this section, we will learn about degrees of freedom and co-ordinate systems

● Defining different structural systems

● Identifying degree of indeterminancy of structures

● Implementing the concepts in Mastan 2

● Discussing relevance of structural systems in Project 1

3Global Analysis Equations

In this section we will learn about global analysis equations

● Defining global analysis equations

● Identifying system as local and global

● Setting up mathematical model for analysis

● Implementing analysis equations in Matlab

4Stiffness analysis of frames

In this section we will learn about Work-Energy principles and stress-strain relationships

● Stiffness and Flexibility methods

● Reciprocity. Stiffness to Flexibility matrix and Flexibility to Stiffness Matrix

● Element stiffness analysis

● Global frame stiffness analysis

5Stiffness analysis of frames

In this section we will learn how to arrive at global stiffness transformation from element stiffness transformation

● Co-ordinate Transformation matrices

● Introduction to Comprehensive project 1

● Submission format for project 1

6Virtual Work Principles

In this section we will discuss principles of virtual displacements, understanding rigid and deformable bodies as well as method of virtual forces

● Construction of analytical solutions by virtual displacement procedures

● Implementation analytical solutions in Mastan 2

7Frame analysis

In this section we will be implementing the automated scripts that we developed over the past 6 weeks to solve real world examples.

● Finishing up with Project 1 and preparing for submission

8Introduction to Non Linear Analysis

In this section, we will begin with non linear analysis of frames and understand the necessity of using non-linear analysis of frames.

● Sources of Non-Linearity

● Level of analysis

● Analysis methods

9Geometric Non Linear Analysis

In this section, we will learn a specific set of NL analysis namely geometric non-linearity

● Geometric NL analysis for Planar elements

● NL analysis for 3D frames

● Analysis methods

● Introduction to project 2

10Material Non Linear Analysis

In this section we will study about

● Non linear behavior of materials and we will study in detail about Plastic-Hinge method.

● We will also work on Inelastic critical load theory and work on examples dealing with Material NL

11Solution to NL Equilibrium equations

In this section we will work on different methods to solve NL equilibrium analysis equations

● Incremental Analysis

● Incremental-Single step methods

● Incremental iterative methods

● Automatic Load incrementation

● Plastic Hinge constraints and analysis

12Special Analysis Procedures

In this section, we will conclude all the topics and we will finish a brief discussion on Project 2 and its application in real world. To add to the flavor we will focus on some special analysis procedures

● Condensation

● Substructuring

● Constraints and Joint coordinates

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  • Students in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Freshers looking to gain project experience on Structural Analysis


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  • Mode of Delivery : Online
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  • Access Duration : Lifetime
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  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
  • Group Video Support : 12/month
  • Email Support : Available
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  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Add-ons Industry Projects : 2
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.

3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person. Doubts and queries are addressed by a dedicated support engineer who is assigned to you to walk you through your problem areas and clarify any queries that you may have.

4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned only as theory and work on projects that will give you a leg up in your career aspirations - be it an MS admit, a new job or growth within your organization. This course will help you bridge the gap between academia and industry and get you market-ready.

5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

6Will software be provided?

We do not provide the software for this course. You can download open source software like GNU Octave instead of MATLAB.

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