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Date 
Topic 
Assignments 
Misc. 
week 0 
Mon
1/16 



Wed
1/18 
Welcome
to Arch 2240/6240 
GENERAL:
 Before Monday January 23: Thoroughly read the administration
page.
 Before Monday January 23: If you haven't already,
sign up for a lab session through SIS. The first lab meeting is Thursday January
26.
HOMEWORK:
 Before Friday January 20: Do all of the problems
in section 0 of the problem manual. These problems will not be collected.
 Optional Math Review session: If this material is unfamiliar or difficult, then you should plan to attend the optional math review session
on Friday January 20 from 11 AM to noon in 158 Campbell.
READING:
 For Wednesday January 25 :
 Schodek: Ch 1, 2.1 thru 2.2 (Forces and Moments)
 Notes: Section 8.1 Trigonometry Notes

HANDOUTS:
NOTE:
 There are no lab meetings this week.

week 1 
Forces and Motion 
Mon
1/23 
Forces
and Equilibrium 
HOMEWORK 1: Force components and resultants.
 See the example solution for notes on format and presentation.
 Due Wednesay Jan 25, 1:15 PM.
 Practice problems:
 Schodek: Problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4.
 NOTE: Practice problems will not be collected,
but are recommended for study. Many problems from Schodek
include answers in the book.
READING:
 For Wednesday January 25:
 Schodek: Sections 2.3.1 thru 2.3.3

HANDOUTS
 Numbers, Measurement and Precision: notes on significant
digits
NOTES:

Wed
1/25 
Equilibrium
and Supports 
HOMEWORK 1 due today.
HOMEWORK 2: Force systems in two dimensions
 Due Monday Jan 30, 1:15 PM
 Notes: Problems 1.1.4, 1.1.7, 1.1.10 (I recommend
solving problem 1.1.10 on a xerox copy from the notes).
 Practice problems:
 Notes: Problems 1.1.5, 1.1.6. 1.1.9
READING:
 For Monday Jan 30 :
 Schodek: Sections 2.4.1 thru 2.4.2 (Internal
Forces)


week 2 
Mon
1/30 
Supports
and Reactions 
HOMEWORK 2 Due.
HOMEWORK 3: Calculating reactions.

Due Wednesday Feb 1, 1:15 PM:

Notes: Problems 1.2.1, 1.2.2.
Practice problems:

Schodek: Problems 25, 26, 27, 28.
READING:

For Wednesday Feb 1:

Schodek: Section 2.4.3 (Shear and moment
diagrams)


Wed
2/1 
Internal
Forces 
HOMEWORK 3 Due.
HOMEWORK 4: Internal Forces at a section
 Due Monday Feb 6, 1:15 PM:
 Notes: Problems 1.3.11, 1.3.3
 Practice problems:
 Notes: Problems 1.3.18, 1.3.17
READING:
 For Monday February 6:
 Schodek: Section 2.4.4 (Relationships of
shear and moment)
LAB:


week 3 
Mon
2/6 
Internal
Force Diagrams 
HOMEWORK 4 Due.
HOMEWORK 5: Shear and Moment Diagrams
 Due Monday Feb 13, 1:15 PM:
 Notes: Problems 1.3.12, 1.3.7, 1.3.4.
 Practice problems:
 Notes: Problems 1.3.13, 1.3.14
 Schodek: Problems 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13
READING:
 For Wednesday February 8:
 Schodek: Sections 3.2 and 3.3, skim section
3.2 and focus on section 3.3. (Loads and load evaluation).
LAB
 Before Lab Meeting on Thursday February 9 :
 Do the Prelab exercise for Lab 3.


Wed
2/8 
Framing
and Load Evaluation 
READING:
 For Monday February 13:
 Schodek: Sections 2.5 and 2.6 (Mechanics
of materials)
 Gordon: Chapters 1 to 3, Chapter 1 is not
essential, but is a pretty good read. (Structures and
materials).
LAB: 
HANDOUTS
 Deflected shape worksheet
 Framing exercise worksheet.

Materials, Behavior, and Criteria 
week 4 
Mon
2/13 
Mechanics
of Materials 
HOMEWORK 5 Due.
HOMEWORK 6: Mechanics of Materials, Load Evaluation
 Due Monday Feb 20, 1:15 PM:
 Notes: Problems 3.1.1, 2.1.2,
3.2.8
 Practice problems:
 Schodek: 2.24, 2.25, 2.26, 2.27
READING:
PRELAB EXERCISE: Framing and load evaluation for
Pavilion II balcony

HANDOUTS

Wed
2/15 
Structural
Behavior and Design Approaches 
Prelab due tomorrow in lab
READING:
 For Monday February 20:
 Schodek: Sections 6.1, 6.2 (Introduction
to beams and beam theory)
 Gordon: Chapter 11 (Beams and trusses).


Behavior and Design of Structural Elements 
week 5 
Mon
2/20 
Beams
and Bending 
HOMEWORK 6 Due
READING:
 For Monday February 27:
 Schodek: Sections 6.3, 6.4.1 to 6.4.3
LAB:
 Optional this week.
 Open office hours with TAs.

HANDOUTS:
 Properties of sections for sawn lumber.
 Properties of sections for Glulaminated timber
 Sample properties of sections for steel wide flanges.

Wed
2/22 
Beams:
Bending and Shear 
Prepare for upcoming quiz: Thursday February
23, 7:0010:00 PM. E316 Thornton Hall
 Homework through homework 6
 Labs through Lab 4
 Lectures through Wednesday February 15
 Readings through those assigned on February 13
 Know definitions for stress, strain, and Emodulus.
 Closed book, closed notes.
 Bring a singlepurpose calculator (not a multiporpose device) with fresh batteries, pencil, and eraser.
MODEL PROJECT:

HANDOUT:

week 6 
Mon
2/27 
Beams:
Form, Materials, and Proportioning 
READING:
 For Wednesday Mar 1:
 Schodek: Chapter 16 (Connections.)
 Gordon: Chapter 7 (Connections and materials.)


Wed
3/1 
Connections 
MODEL PROJECT:
READING:
 For Monday Mar 13:
 Schodek: Chapter 7 (skip subsection
7.3.1 on Eccentric Loads).
LOOKING AHEAD:
 Download Karamba plugin for Grasshopper.
 Free version. Will start using after break.


Spring Break

week 7 
Mon
3/13 
Compression
Elements: Buckling

HOMEWORK 7: Beams and bending
 Due Monday Mar 20, 1:15 PM:
 Notes: Problems 4.1.22, 4.1.19.
 For problem 4.1.22 a), calculate moment of inertia as I=(bd^3)/12
READING:
 For Monday Mar 20:
 Schodek: Section 7.3.1 and section 6.4.7
on Prestressing and Posttensioning.
 Gordon: Chapter 9. (Combined axial and bending).

HANDOUT:

Column buckling example notes.

Wed
3/15 
Compression
+ Bending: Prestressing

LAB:


Structural Assemblies and Systems 
week 8 
Mon
3/20 
Computer Modelling: Fundamentals 
HOMEWORK 7 Due
HOMEWORK 8: Buckling, Combined Bending and Axial
Stress
 Due Monday March 27:
 Notes: 4.2.1
 Notes:
4.3.1. See
Schodek figure 643 (639 in the 5th edition) for examples of diagrams of
bending stress distribution
 Notes: 4.3.2 (Note: E = 29,000 ksi)
 Practice problems:


Wed
3/22 
Computer Modelling: Fundamentals 
READING:
 For Wednesday March 29:
 Schodek: Intro statement to Part II, 4.1,
4.2, 4.3.1 thru 4.3.4, skim the material on graphic
statics in section 4.3.3. (Trusses)
 Gordon: Revisit Chapter 11. (Trusses and
beams).
LAB:
 Arrange working pairs before.
 Bring one charged laptop that runs RhinoGrasshopperKaramba.

HANDOUTS:

week 9 
Mon
3/27 
Trusses:
Classical Truss Theory

HOMEWORK 8 Due
HOMEWORK 9: Karamba analysis

HANDOUTS:

Wed
3/29 
Trusses:
Profile and Layout 
READING:
 For Monday April 3:
 Schodek: 4.3.5 thru 4.3.9, 4.4 (Misc truss
topics, funicular trusses and truss design).
LAB:
 Lab 7 Statement
 You and a partner should bring a fully charged laptop that runs Karamba.

HANDOUTS:

week 10 
Mon
4/3 
Trusses:
Interpreting Form and Behavior 
HOMEWORK 9 Due
HOMEWORK 10: Trusses: Classical Truss
Theory
 Due Monday Apr 10:
 Practice problems:


Wed
4/5 
Trusses
in Context 
READING:
 Before Monday Apr 10:
 Schodek: 5.1 thru 5.3 (Funicular structures,
cables)
LAB:
 Lab 8: Probs 6.2.3, 6.2.8 (parts a through f).


week 11 
Mon
4/10 
Cable
Structures: Equilibrium 
HOMEWORK 10 Due
QUIZ:
 Thursday April 13.
 Similar format to last time
 The quiz will emphasize topics since the first quiz
(shown in blue below), but
will also build on the preceding topics.
 Mechanics of Materials, stressstrain calculations
 Load Evaluation
 Shear and Moment Diagrams
 Deflected shapes
 Codes and design criteria
 Beam theory and section selection
 Compression elements and
buckling
 Prestressing
 Member evaluation using interaction
 Connections
 Trusses
LAB:
 Open lab sessions 23 PM.
 Other lab sessions are cancelled to allow attendance at the Jefferson Foundation Medalists talk.


Wed
4/12 
Cable
Structures: Form and Stability 
HOMEWORK 11: Karamba Truss design
READING:
 Before Monday Apr 17:
 Schodek: Section 5.5 (Arches)
QUIZ TOMORROW:
 7:0010:00 PM. E316 Thornton Hall
 Closed book, closed notes.
 Bring a singlepurpose calculator (not a multiporpose device) with fresh batteries, pencil, and eraser.

HANDOUTS:

week 12 
Mon
4/17 
Arches:
Form and Equilibrium 
HOMEWORK 12: Cables and arches
READING:
 For Wednesday April 19:
 Notes: Section 8.4: Funicular Notes
 Schodek: Section 5.4 (Design of cable structures)


Wed
4/19 
Arches
in Context 
READING:
 Before Monday April 24:
 Schodek: Chapter 15
 Gordon: pp. 192197
LAB:
 Lab 9: Problems 7.1.2, 7.1.3 , 7.2.4


week 13 
Mon
4/24 
Proportion, Scale, and Process 
HOMEWORK 12 Due


Wed
4/26 
Structures
in a Different Context: Japan 
HOMEWORK 13:
Course Evaluation
 Before Tuesday May 2, 11:59 PM.
 5 homework points for completion.
 Available Tuesday April 25.
 Include comments on primary sections only (2240100, 6240100).
Final Exam: Monday May 8, 710 PM E316 Thornton Hall 

week 14 
Mon
5/2 
Studio Holiday 

