At Christian Brothers University, CE 444 (Advanced Structural Engineering) is a three-credit-hour civil engineering elective course. This course is meant to introduce students to: load analysis from design codes, design of steel beam-columns, indeterminate analysis methods (slope-deflection and moment distribution for beams and frames), and an introduction to finite element analysis (springs, bars, and trusses).
Attainment of Course Objectives are measured by the assessment mechanisms of: Homework, Quizzes, Projects, Problem Sets, the Mid-Term Exam, and the Final Exam. At the conclusion of this course, with at least 70% accuracy, the student will be able to:
A. Compute factored loads acting on structures
B. Analyze and design steel beam-columns that are part of braced frames
C. Perform the slope-deflection method on beams and braced frames
D. Perform the moment distribution method on beams and braced frames
E. Apply matrix structural analysis methods to axially-loaded systems