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Laura N Lowes
CEE 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Special topics in civil and environmental engineering offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members.

Class description

This course introduces the primary concepts of nonlinear structural analysis including numerical solution algorithms for nonlinear systems and modeling of material and geometric nonlinearity in structural systems.

Student learning goals

Know the theories used to develop the nonlinear structural analysis problem for both geometric and material nonlinearity.

Know how to apply these theories to solve nonlinear structural analysis problems for typical structural systems in which either or both geometric and material nonlinearity must be considered.

Know the algorithms used commonly to solve nonlinear structural analysis problems and how to apply these algorithms.

Know how to solve nonlinear structural analysis problems using commonly employed commercial software as well as educational software.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Laura N Lowes
Date: 04/01/2008