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ARC 224 - Structural Design I

This course introduces the basic principles of static equilibrium of external forces in engineered systems, including the use of free-body diagrams, the locations of centroids, and the calculation of area moments of inertia.  Practical problems including simple structures, trusses, and frames are analyzed, preparing the students for further study of the strength of materials, structural analysis, and design.  Special topics for architectural applications are introduced.  Calculations use units from both the customary English System and the International System (Metric.)
Prerequisite: MAT 143  
3 lecture hours per week
3 credit hours