ARCH 324 - Structures II

Course Description

This course covers the basic principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete and composite materials, and compares the properties and applications of materials generally. It investigates cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and in shear, and torsion as well as the stability of beams and columns. The qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials is also covered. 


Students are introduced to the fundamentals of analysis and design of simple structural members in steel, wood and concrete. Basic code requirements strength, stability and serviceability are discussed. Both vertical and lateral loads based on ASCE-7 are considered. Principles of composite materials design, structural continuity, and combined stresses are covered.