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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.44 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Basic Structural Theory 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. John Ochsendorf 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 4.440 Basic Structural Theory



    Spring 2003




    Course Highlights


    This introductory building technology course contains a wide-ranging sample of lecture notes, as well as a complete set of assignments.  The final exam and final design project for the term are presented as well.


    Course Description


    This course introduces the static behavior of structures and strength of materials. Topics covered include: reactions, truss analysis, stability of structures, stress and strain at a point, shear and bending moment diagrams, stresses in beams, Mohr's Circle, column buckling, and deflection of beams. Laboratory sessions are included where students are asked to solve structural problems by building simple models and testing them.
     

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