Examples

The PDF files posted below are created in Mathematica, with figures created in PowerPoint. At this time the collection of examples is limited but new material is steadily posted. The idea is that, with time, this page will provide help with understanding the material in the courses CIVL 332, CIVL 435, and CIVL 518 taught at UBC Vancouver.

BEAM CASES
Fixed-roller beam with point load
Beam with prescribed end displacements
Deflection and buckling of simply supported deep beam
TRUSSES AND FRAMES
Determinate portal frame
T frame
Beam with pretensioned truss under
Three-member buttress frame
Curved beam
Buckling of arch
CROSS-SECTIONS
I cross-section
Channel cross-section
Closed rectangular cross-section
Closed cross-section with flanges
Two-cell cross-section
TIMOSHENKO BOOKS
Theory of Elasticity, Article 18, Generic 2D stress distributions
Theory of Elasticity, Article 21, Cantilever
Theory of Plates and Shells, Article 28, Naviers solution for uniform load
Theory of Plates and Shells, Article 29, Naviers solution for point load
Theory of Plates and Shells, Article 30, Levys solution for uniform load
Theory of Plates and Shells, Article 41, Plate with edge moments
Theory of Plates and Shells, Article 44, Plate with all edges built in
EVENT PROBABILITIES
Chevalier de Meres first problem
Chevalier de Meres second problem
The St Petersburg paradox
Probability of cancelled meeting
Probability of wood defect
Bayesian concrete testing
Crack detection
RELIABILITY PROBLEMS
Basic limit-state function
Quadratic limit-state function
CalREL limit-state function
Basic code calibration
Code calibration for beam
STOCHASTIC PROCESSES
Poisson occurrences
Random vibrations with Gaussian process
DYNAMICS
Mass subject to ground motion

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