Structural Analysis I provides the basis and serves as a foundation for subsequent advanced Structural Analysis courses. Assumptions, principles of equilibrium in determining structures Reactions, bending moments and shear diagrams will be discussed. Additionally, analysis of plane and space trusses. Influence lines. Computer analysis of determinate trusses. Optimization in structural systems. Approximate methods of analysis for indeterminate structures. Determination of displacements by virtual work. Castiglione's theorem and moment area theorems.
The main objective of this course is to provide students with a rational basis of the design of tensile members, elements and structures through advanced understanding of material and structural behavior. The subject will be approached by looking into the behavior of steel, timber and fabrics at different levels; material level, element level, and structural and systems level.
This course will introduce basic principles, types and applications of mechanical and electrical systems for buildings. Topics include air conditioning, heating, fire protection, electrical power, and electrical lighting. Students will learn various design methods that impact building environment and indoor air quality.