This introductory building technology course contains a wide-ranging sample of lecture notes
, as well as a complete set of assignments
. The final exam
and final design project
for the term are presented as well.
This course introduces the static behavior of structures and strength of materials. Topics covered include: reactions, truss analysis, stability of structures, stress and strain at a point, shear and bending moment diagrams, stresses in beams, Mohr's Circle, column buckling, and deflection of beams. Laboratory sessions are included where students are asked to solve structural problems by building simple models and testing them.