Course Title : Computer Programming and Experiment on Structural Mechanics

Code 31490
Course Year 3rd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s)
Language Japanese

Course Description

Practical understanding and application of the theory that have been learned in “Structure mechanicsⅠand Exercises ”and “Structure mechanicsⅡand Exercises”.
To learn the measurment technique on strain, deflection and vibration in experiment, and the fundamentals/application on computer programming for matrix methods for structural analysis in computational exercise which are needed for understanding of the mechanical properties of member and/or structure.


Grade is given based on attendance and reports.

Course Goals

To understand the fundamentals of measurement of strain, deflection and vibration
To deeply understand theory of structure mechanics by beam experiment
To understand numerical analysis approach of structures by use of matrix methods
To deeply and synthetically understand mechanical behaviors and validation methods of structures by comparing the experimental results with those resulted from matrix methods

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 2 Explanation of the significance and the role of structural experiment and computer analysis
Introduction of relationship among structural mechanics, structural experiment and computer analysis, and examples of practical failure structures
Experiment 12 Introducing fundamentals of experiment method and measurement technique for structure model
Experiment of cantilever beam under static load and vibration, and its results and discussion
Some practical application cases on techniques of experiment and analyses
Analysis 12 Structural analysis for truss, beam and frame by matrix
Calculation of stiffness matrix, steps of formation of stiffness equations and the solution
Explanation on a few of attention points of practical numerical approaches and analyses
Exercises of computer programming
Analysis on experiment 4 To compare the experimental results with those resulted from computer programming
To deeply and synthetically understand mechanical behaviors and validation methods of structures
Confirmation of the attainment level of learning 2 Confirm the attainment level of learning


To be distributed in lectures



CompuTer Programming in Global Engineering, Structure mechanicsⅠand Exercises, Structure mechanicsⅡand Exercises

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Additional Information

Office hour (contact information and consultation hours) of the individual lecturer will be given in his/her first lecture.