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Edgar A Lebert
ARCH 420
Seattle Campus

Structural Design I

Reinforced concrete fundamentals; establishes basics of reinforced concrete behavior and introduces methods of design used in current engineering practice. Basic mechanics of structural concrete introduced in examining bending, shear, and axial forces. Topic areas include beams, slabs systems, columns, foundations, retaining walls, and an introduction to prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: ARCH 322.

Class description

This course addresses reinforced concrete fundamentals - establishes the basics of reinforced concrete bahavior and introduces the methods of design used in current engineering practice. Basic mechanics of structural concrete are introduced in examining bending, shear, and axial forces. Topic areas include beams, slabs, columns, foundations, retaining walls, and an introduction to pre-stressed concrete. A primary objective of the Arch 420 course is to develop a working knowledge of reinforced concrete and to apply the conceps of indeterminacy and continuity. This course incorporates the principles and procedures studied in the Arch 320-322 series. The properties of concrete are examined in the context of its structural use as well as an architectural material. Fundamentals of reinforced concrete are examined in the context of ACI code requirements. Various horizontal framing systems in concrete are explored in relationship to its use in architectural planning.

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Last Update by Diane J Stuart
Date: 09/24/2003