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INS4052Computer Aided Structural Analysis3+0+0ECTS:3
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Practical
Contact Hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Ahmet Can ALTUNIŞIK
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
Focussing on the aspects of two and three-dimensional modelling of structures and providing detail knowledge in statical and dynamic analysis.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : formulate the elements stiffness matrices, determine the global stiffness matrix and solve for the unknown displacements and forces.3,51,3
LO - 2 : understand Finite Element based methods for structural modelling and identify the limitations inherent in structural modelling.3,51,3
LO - 3 : use modern structural analysis software for the numerical modelling and analysis of structural elements, including checking the output.3,51,3
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis. Introduction to Finite element method. Matematical modelling of two and three dimesional structures. Introducing the general purpose of structural analysis programs such as SAP2000, ETAPS, SAFE, ANSYS. Static and dynamic analysis and design of structures using the package programs.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1General Information
 Week 2Modelling of Structures
 Week 3Solution Steps in Structural Analysis
 Week 4General Information about SAP2000 Program
 Week 5Analysis of RC Frames by SAP2000 Program
 Week 6Analysis of RC Bridge with Varying Section by SAP2000 Program
 Week 7Analysis of Trusses by SAP2000 Program
 Week 8Analysis of Space Trusses by SAP2000 Program
 Week 9Mid-term exam
 Week 10Analysis of Mats Supported Elastic Foundation by SAP2000 Program
 Week 11Analysis of Slabs by SAP2000 Program
 Week 12Analysis of Multi-Storey Building by SAP2000 Program
 Week 13Analysis of Retaining-Walls by SAP2000 Program
 Week 14Analysis of Shear Walls by SAP2000 Program
 Week 15Analysis of Prefabricated Buildings by SAP2000 Program
 Week 16End-of-term exam
Textbook / Material
1Özmen G, Orakdöğen E, Darılmaz K, 2009, Örneklerle SAP2000 V12, Birsen Yayınevi, İstanbul.
Recommended Reading
1Çağdaş S, 2004, Uygulamalı SAP2000, Türkmen Kitabevi, İstanbul.
2Tezcan SS, 1970, Çubuk Sistemlerin Elektronik Hesap Makinaları ile Çözümü, İTÜ, İstanbul.
3Przemieniecki JS, 1985, Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis, McGraw-Hill, Second Edition.
4Çakıroğlu A, Özden E, Özmen G, 1992, Yapı Sistemlerinin Hesabı için Matris Metodları ve Elektronik Hesap Makinası Programları, İkinci Baskı, İTÜ, İstanbul.
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9 2 50
End-of-term exam 16 2 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 6 14 84
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 6 18
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 1 2 2
Arasınav 2 1 2
Uygulama 1 8 8
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 1 3 3
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 0 0 0
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 1 2 2
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 2 2
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load121