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ARC312 Building Systems II

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction of the basic concepts of internal stresses and strains inside structural members and solid bodies, and the limit states for strength and deformation. Experimental investigation of the different types of stresses and the resulting deformations are covered. This course also makes use of computer software to model internal and external behavior of structural elements and assemblages of structural elements. The course serves to develop a physical understanding of the interrelationship of material properties, structural dimensions, and structural behavior and safety through the numerical simulation of the behavior of typical designs using simple computer packages.

Prerequisite: ARC311 Building Systems I