Intro to Structures I (ARC-224)
An introduction to the basic principles of static equilibrium of external forces in engineered systems, including the use of free-body diagrams, the location of centroids, and calculation of area moments of inertia. Practical problems involving simple structures, trusses, frames, etc., are analyzed, preparing the student for further study of the strength of materials, structural analysis, and design. Special topics for architectural applications. Calculations use units from both the Customary English System and the International System (Metric). Prerequisite: MAT 143. 3 lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours.