Structures I

A46 447A ARCH
May 23-June 22, 2017
TuWTh 6:30-9:30p
Instructor: Philip Shinn
Credits: 3
Tuition: $3,450
*Course only open to WUSTL graduate and upper-level undergraduate architecture students

This is a lecture and workshop course. The course progresses through Statics and Strength of Materials to Beam and Column Theory. Loads are defined, and states of stress are identified and analyzed. The context of structural behavior is identified, and optimal structural behavior and material efficiency structural design is reviewed. Form-active, bulk-active, and vector-active structural options are explored relative to the transference of load along the length of structural members. The course applies structural theory to the analysis and design of structural members—beams, trusses, arches, and columns.