Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Computer Applications In Struct.Mechanics INM 516 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERKAN ÇELEBİ
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Course Objective

The aim of this course is to indicate the analysis methods and to show the background of the computer aided modeling using numerical solution techniques for evaluating the performance of the significant structure systems which are built on active earthquake regions. Teaching fundamental approaches for modeling of structural members, and giving the basic principles for evaluating and examining the analysis results is also the scope of this course.

Course Content

1. General remarks of the analysis methods for the engineering structures
2. Evaluation of finite elements types using in the numerical modeling
3. Mathematical modeling of engineering structures
4. Structural analysis using a series of computer programs (SAP2000)
5. Special applications in structural mechanics and evaluation of the analysis results

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To improve computer aided mathematical model for concerned civil engineering problems and to produce solution for structural design Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Simulation, Case Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 To precisely examine the results of the structural analysis program and to improve the ability skill of logical interpretation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Simulation, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General remarks of the analysis methods for the engineering structures
2 Evaluation of finite elements types using in the numerical modeling
3 Finite elements for the membrane theory, the thin plate theory, the thin shell theory; solid and asolid finite element types
4 Mathematical modeling of engineering structures
5 Modeling by using space frame systems reduced degrees of the freedom
6 Modeling of shear walls
7 Structural analysis using a series of computer programs (SAP2000)
8 Definition of the section properties and assigning to structural members
9 Run the analysis cases (analysis of the systems under vertical loads, equilateral static earthquake loads; response spectrum analysis (RSA), time history analysis(THA))
10 Run the analysis (analysis of the systems under vertical loads, equilateral static earthquake loads; response spectrum analysis (RSA), time history analysis(THA))
11 Graphically review and interpretation of the analysis results
12 Special applications in structural mechanics:
13 Numerical applications for the plate problems
14 Numerical applications for the soil-structure dynamic interaction problems
Course Notes <p> &Ccedil;elebi, E.; Yapı Mekaniğinde İleri Bilgisayar Uygulamaları, Hazırlanmış ders notları, 2005</p>
Course Resources

G. Özmen, E. Orakdöğen, K. Darılmaz, Örneklerle SAP 2000, Birsen Yayınevi , İstanbul, 2007.
Ergin Atımtay, Betonarme Perde ve Çerçeve Sistemlerin Tasarımı I-II, Ankara, 2000.
Anıl K. Chopra, Dynamics of Structures, Prentice Hall International Edition, Cliffs, 1995.
O. C. Zienkiewicz & R.L. Taylor, The Finite Element Method, Fourth Edition - Volume 1 – Basic Formulation and Linear Problems, McGraw-Hill Book Company, London, 1989.
Farzzad Naim (Editor), The Seismic Design Handbook (Chapter 3, Dynamic Response of Buildings, James C. Anderson), Structural Engineering Series, New York 1989.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process X
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations X
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments X
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement X
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications X
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 10
2. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 2 6 12
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Workload 144
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.76
dersAKTSKredisi 6