2023-2024 / GCIV0607-2

Structures Analysis I


28h Th, 24h Pr

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering5 crédits 


Vincent Denoël

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Elastic methods of structural analysis : Introduction - Basic theorems - Flexibility method (classical) - Stiffness method (classical, simplified, use of software) - Moment distribution method - Influence lines Plastic global analysis (basic theorems, static and kinematic methods) Worked examples.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course is particularly dedicated to the analysis of statically undeterminate structures.

Deliver the background of the methods of global analysis and train to the determination of internal forces and displacements in a given structure subjected to a given loading.

The complete list of the KLO for this course is defined in the matrix available at the following address: https://www.programmes.uliege.be/cocoon/20182019/formations/descr/A2UCON01.html 

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4, IV.5 of the MSc in civil engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course on mechnics of materials
FUNDAMENTAL: The student must absolutely master determination of effects of actions in statically determined structures

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

A substantial part of the lectures is devoted to exercises to be solved by the students or worked out by the assistant.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Lectures and exercises are organised alternately. Some marked exercices are organised during the courses, with advance notice to the students.

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes are available at "La centrale des cours".
Powerpoint presentations will be available.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

20% for a project to be done by groups of two students.
20% for the marked tests made during the year. 
60% for the written examination

Organisation de l'examen de janvier :

si « Évaluation en présentiel possible » : Examen écrit avec questions à réponses ouvertes longues

si « Évaluation à distance imposée par la situation sanitaire » : Examen écrit à distance de type questions à réponses ouvertes longues

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Course in the class - See schedule on CELCAT
Courses are recorded (conditionned upon technological limits) and stored on myULiege.



Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

0 - Plasticity - notes
Lecture notes about plastic analysis methods (partim)

0 Plasticity
Powerpoint présentation about plastic analysis methods

Exercices MNV
Exercices with solutions about MNV diagrams in statically determinate structures. Being able to solved these problems without any difficulty is an essential prerequesite to this course.

Intro and general theorems
Lecture notes on general theorems

Intriduction and general theorems
Powerpoint of chapter 1: general theorems

Questions for the exam 2017-2018
Liste of the questions forthe oral exam.

COmpared to the list used last year, question 9 of the second group has disppeared. The topics that it covered are intergrated within the other questions related to various calculation methods.