Course Overview


Bridge Design




3 Hours



Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

About this Course

This course covers fundamental concepts and methods in static structural analysis. Starting with the very basics, we consider forces, moments and how to use the principle of static equilibrium. We then move on to look at pin-jointed structures or trusses; what are they and how do we analyse them? We'll cover the joint resolution method and method of sections in detail. Worked examples are used extensively to demonstrate the practical application of theory.

Who is this Course For

This course is suitable for anyone who finds structures confusing and feel a little lost when it comes to structural analysis. People wishing to get a head start before starting their degree program or more advanced engineers who need a refresher would also benefit from taking this course.


Dr. Sean Carroll
BEng (Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng MIEI FHEA

Seán is a UK based lecturer in structural engineering and a chartered engineer. He holds a degree in structural engineering, a masters degree in civil engineering and a PhD also in civil engineering. After graduating in 2006, Seán worked for several years as a structural design engineer before pursuing a PhD in structural dynamics. In addition to his civil engineering research, Seán's other passion is teaching. Whether that's live in the lecture hall or here on Udemy. Seán is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, a recognition of his commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.

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