4.440 Building Structural Systems I


Class Info

Introduces the design and behavior of large-scale structures and structural materials. Emphasizes the development of structural form and the principles of structural design. Presents design methods for timber, masonry, concrete and steel applied to long-span roof systems, bridges, and high-rise buildings. Includes environmental assessment of structural systems and materials. In laboratory sessions, students solve structural problems by building and testing simple models. Graduate and undergraduate students have separate lab sections.

This class has 18.02 as a prerequisite.

4.440 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by J. Ochsendorf.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 3-333.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 4.440 was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Basic Structural Design site or on the 4.440 Stellar site.

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