In this session we’ll present the new interface and workflows that makes MATLAB an easy and productive environment for teaching Civil Engineering concepts. We’ll show a collection of features and workflows that reveal the usage choices that modern MATLAB provides – choices that span a “click and point” user experience, all the way through to the “interactive” document interface provided by the new LIVE editor. Combined, these usage choices enhance the clarity with which engineering concepts can be presented in the classroom.
At the end of this session, Associate Professor Hadi Khabbaz (from the University of Technology Sydney) will demonstrate how he has used the MATLAB app-designer and live editor for solving geotechnical engineering topics, particularly computing total settlement of foundations and the rate of settlement with time considering various conditions.
To highlight the new MATLAB user experience, we’ll present several Civil engineering case study examples. The design examples have been chosen from topics spanning years 1,2 and 3 of a typical Civil Engineering degree and cover concepts from Structures, Hydraulics and Soil mechanics. Specifically:
- Computing and visualizing the deflection of a propped cantilever.
- Using Manning’s equation to design an open channel.
- Using the stiffness method to compute the deflections of a frame.
- Solving the structural dynamics of a multi degree of freedom building.
- Calculating consolidation and rate of settlement of foundations under axial loads.
Who should attend?
Although ALL are welcome, this presentation is aimed specifically at Civil Engineering lecturers and researchers who are not frequent MATLAB users.