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Structures II: Statics & Strength of Materials


The course develops a fundamental understanding of the manner in which structures carry load. Students will be guided through the analysis of structural systems, subsystems, and components which compose the structural framework. The course will introduce the static behavior of structures, equilibrium, and reactions; Truss Analysis; Shear and Moment Diagrams and Deflections of Beams and Frames. It will examine the fundamentals of strength of materials and the distribution of tensile, compressive, bending, shear and torsional stresses. It will study the characteristics of gravity, wind and seismic loads and explore the behavior of floor systems; plates and grid systems; vertical stability systems; cables and arches; folded plates and shells.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * TM320 and AS250 and AS167
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: Required, BDS-AT: Concentration Elective, MArch: Required
Fall, Spring
TM321 - AC Mon 7:15PM-10:15 PM Online supplement 1/21/14-5/10/14
TM321 - A Mon 7:15PM-10:15 PM 1/21/14-5/10/14


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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