The Development of Structural Analysis Virtual Module For iPad Application Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (M.S., Civil Engineering) -- University of Idaho, December 2014 | Structural Analysis course is the study of structures subjected to load conditions. This course employs engineering mechanics, material science, and applied mathematics to determine structural deformation, internal forces, and structural support reactions. Without any lab demonstrations, students taking the course miss the opportunity to observe key visual concepts of structural analysis. The iPad application iStructure is introduced as a learning tool for students who are taking the Structural Analysis course. The iStructure application will illustrate and teach key concepts of structural analysis. This paper will cover the iStructure application's three main structural modules: Beam, Trusses, and Frame Module. The structural analysis methods and computer algorithms used to develop the application are discussed within.

publication date

  • December 1, 2014