212.041 Optimal analysis of structures
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the conceptual analysis of structures, and they can perform efficient and swift analysis of structures which is often needed is optimal design by metaheuristics. This course will provide novel methods for various problems in structural mechanics .

Subject of course

1. Basic Concepts and Theorems of Graph Theory.
2. Static Indeterminacy and Rigidity of Skeletal Structures.
3. Configuration Processing.
4. Optimal Force Method of Structural Analysis.
5. Optimal Displacement Method of Structural Analysis.
6. Ordering for Optimal Patterns of Structural Matrice Using Graph Theory Methods.

7. Conditioning of Structural Matrices.
8. Decomposition for Parallel Computing: Graph and Algebraic Graph Theory Methods.
9. Symmetry and Regularity in Structural Analysis.

Teaching methods

Lectures including many numerical example problems.

Mode of examination


Additional information


DATE: Monday, 9 October 2023, 14:00 hrs
LOCATION: Seminar-Room AE U1-2


  • Kaveh, Ali


Course dates

Mon13:00 - 14:0006.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Preliminary Meeting
Thu14:00 - 16:0009.11.2023Hörsaal 14 Lecture
Tue09:00 - 11:0014.11.2023Seminarraum AD 03 - 1 Lecture
Wed14:00 - 16:0015.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 5 Lecture
Tue09:00 - 11:0021.11.2023Seminarraum 8 Lecture
Thu09:00 - 11:0023.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 Lecture
Tue09:00 - 11:0028.11.2023Seminarraum 8 Lecture
Thu14:00 - 16:0030.11.2023Hörsaal 14 Lecture
Tue14:00 - 16:0005.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Lecture
Thu09:00 - 11:0007.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Lecture
Tue14:00 - 16:0012.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Lecture
Thu09:00 - 11:0014.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 1 Lecture
Mon09:00 - 11:0018.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Lecture
Wed09:00 - 11:0020.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 6 Lecture

Examination modalities

Homework-Project and written examination.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Not specified
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Not specified
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Not specified


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