Difference between Determinate and Indeterminate structures. Advantages and disadvantages of Indeterminate structures. Methodologies for determining the degree of statically indeterminacy and the degree of kinematic indeterminacy of beam structures. The Force method for beams and frames subjected to external loading and boundary constraints. Calculation of flexibility coefficients using the principle of Virtual Work. The Three-Moment equation for continuous beam (Clapeyron’s Theorem). Fixed-end moments for fixed-fixed and fixed-simply supported beams. The basic Displacement Method for beams and frames under external loading and boundary constraints. Symmetric structures under symmetric and anti-symmetric loading. The Moment Distribution method (the Cross Method) for frame with non-translated and translated nodes. Qualitative Influence Lines for statically indeterminate frame applying the Müller-Breslau principle.
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