Readings

Textbooks

[Zalewski] = Zalewski, Waclaw, and Edward Allen. Shaping Structures: Statics. New York, NY: Wiley, 1998. ISBN: 9780471289968.

[Schodek] = Schodek, Daniel. Structures. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN: 9780130278210.

Readings by Session

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction [Zalewski] Chapters 1-2
2 Compression and tension structures [Zalewski] Chapters 3-4
3 Designing for axial forces [Zalewski] Chapters 5-7
4 Truss design [Zalewski] Chapter 14
5 Forces and forms in beams [Schodek] pp. 60-84
6 Beam design [Schodek] pp. 229-251
7 Forces and forms in frames [Schodek] pp. 348-378
8 Frame design  
9 Structural failures  
10 Loading [Zalewski] Chapter 8
11 Stability and indeterminancy [Schodek] pp. 1-17
12 Midterm review  
13 Midterm exam  
14 Indeterminate beams [Schodek] pp. 536-544
15 Indeterminate beams/frames [Schodek] pp. 324-346
16 Indeterminate frames [Schodek] pp. 348-377
17 Lateral load systems [Schodek] Chapter 14
18 Timber design  
19 Steel design  
20 Reinforced concrete design [Schodek] pp. 522-527
21 Connections [Zalewski] Chapter 9-12
22 Sustainable structures  
23 Design for strength and serviceability [Zalewski] Chapters 8, 13
24 Advanced topics in structural design  
25 Design project presentations  
26 Review lecture  

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