Analysis and Design of Building Structures II

A continuation of GSD 6201, this course addresses the analysis and design of structural elements such as beams, columns, rigid and braced frames, shear walls, plates, and simple shells. The use of these elements in a building context and simplified methods for analysis of indeterminate structures as well as easy-to-use computer programs are considered. Structural elements made of timber, structural steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and masonry are addressed in-depth. Specific concerns such as lateral load resistance, overall stability, wind, and seismic design are also introduced. Case studies are used for class instruction, and students are expected to complete team projects exploring structural issues. Prerequisites: GSD 6201.