Analysis and Design of Building Structures II

This course is a continuation of GSD 6201 and introduces students to the analysis and design of building structures. It addresses the analysis and design of structural elements such as 3-D trusses, arches, cable structures, continuous beams, rigid and braced frames, shear walls and plates. It also introduces advanced topics such as shells and tensile structures, seismic design and high-rise buildings. The use of structural elements in a building context and simplified methods of analysis of indeterminate structures are considered. In addition to timber and steel systems GSD 6202 introduces ultimate strength design of reinforced concrete (beams, columns) and considers the concept of pre-stressing. Issues of lateral load resistance are considered throughout the term.