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Undergraduate Handbook

Structures 1 - BLDG1050

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Equivalent: BLDG1051
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


An introduction to structural appreciation; external and internal forces; free body diagrams; static force equilibrium for statically determinate structures; member forces in pin-jointed trusses; beam section properties; bending moment, shear force and deflection diagrams for beams; beam stresses in bending and shear; design of steel beams for bending, shear and deflection. Case studies to illustrate how structures of various types support vertical and lateral loads.

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