4.440 Introduction to Structural Design

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Consult J. Carstensen.

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.

You can find more information at the Building Structural Systems I site.

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