Introduction to the basic structural principles and material properties that underpin the fabric of natural and constructed environments. The course presents the basic requirements for structural systems; structural form and proportion; equilibrium; strength of materials; bending and shear; combined stresses; elasticity, plasticity and ductility; elastic deformation; buckling; structural design principles; and, elementary soil mechanics.
Taught by the School of Architecture, part of the Faculty of Architecture & Design
Assignment 1 25%, Assignment 2 10%, Assignment 3 25%, Exam 40%
Course outline 2013 ( 474 KB). All PDF documents require Acrobat Reader.
Course outline 2012 ( 744 KB). All PDF documents require Acrobat Reader.
Coordinator: Geoff Thomas.
Teaching dates 4th March 2013 - 9th June 2013