Moment Distribution Method Comprehensive examples & concepts
Analyzing Indeterminate Structures
Almost all structures in real life are indeterminate structures which cannot be solved using traditional equilibrium equations, hence such structures are required to solve by various other methods one of the most effective and quick method is Moment Distribution Method.
Section 1 Introduction and fundamentals of MDM
In this section you will learn about fixed end moments, degree of static and kinematic indeterminacy of indeterminate structures and concepts and basics of moment distribution method.
Section 2 Analysis of continuous beams
In this section you will learn how to analyze continuous beams with different end conditions and take a look at three comprehensive numerical.
Section 3 Analysis of Non Sway Frames
This section includes analysis of frames which do not undergo lateral deformation under later loads, and drawing Bending moment diagrams for the structure. Three comprehensive numerical are solved in this section.
Section 4 Analysis of Sway Frames
These are the most encountered structures in real life, frames which deform under lateral loads like earthquake or wind are included in this section. Two comprehensive numerical are solved in this section.
Section 5 Analysis of Non Prismatic Sections
In this section non prismatic sections that is the sections which change cross section across the length are analysed. Such beams are widely seen in bridges where material saving can be done. Two comprehensive numerical are solved in this section.
Section 6 BONUS
A shortcut one step moment distribution method is shown in this section.
What you learn
At the end of this course you will learn to successfully analyse indeterminate structures, understand concept of static and kinematic indeterminacy, fixed end moments for various conditions and draw bending moment diagrams for indeterminate structures.