Lesson 3.2 Structures
This lesson is designed to introduce students to the concepts and principles of structural engineering and structural efficiency. The activities related to this lesson are designed to aid students in learning about the variety of forces that impact the design and performance of a building and how to quantify those loads using building codes and the physical characteristics of the structure. Students are also introduced to the physical laws and mathematics involved in determining the internal resistive forces generated by the imposed loads as the loads are transferred through the structural elements of the building to the ground. A variety of structural systems are presented, and the lesson focuses on the analysis and design of beams and spread footings.
3.2.3 Video: Review of Beam Terms and Static Equilibrium (remember from POE?)
3.2.5 Build a Beam Calculator