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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AR 180 - Applied Structures / Lab

Credit Hours: 3

A basic course in mechanics, including statics and strength of materials as related to buildings and building structural systems with an introduction into structural design procedures. Topics include principles of equilibrium, analysis of frame systems, stress distribution, member configuration and deformation.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • manipulate and solve complicated mathematical formulas;
  • analyze the strength of building materials;
  • identify and properly use appropriate charts, tables, and reference materials necessary for proper design applications;
  • identify and select the most correct structural member for each situation/application;
  • understand and employ basic framing procedures used in residential and commercial construction; and
  • apply necessary building codes.

Prerequisites: AR 108, AR 125, AR 130
Corequisites: MT 121 or MT 125, PH 180 and PH 181
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