Advanced StructuresCollege of Architecture
This course presents advanced methods of analyzing buildings loads (dead, live, wind, earthquake, etc.) leading to the understanding of structural design strategies that provide building stability. Course work includes methods of analysis for responding to requirements for lateral stability due to wind or earthquakes; the development of one and two-way long span systems; the structural behavior of shell, frame, and space systems; and the analysis and design of structures with computer technology. The course provides the basis for students to understand behavior and force flow in long span and lateral force structural systems. The course further develops knowledge of code based material applications. Class instruction offers both quantitative and intuitive understandings of how systems react to and resist loads. Instructional methods include lectures, advanced digital media, video, in-class problem solving, demonstration models, and the investigation of historical precedents.