Note:

  • This table shows the planned schedule of activities course.
  • As the course progresses, assignment content may change in response to the flow of the class.
  • Items shown with a grey background are tentative, and may change.
Last modified 24-Apr-2017 15:47
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.
    • Notes: Problem 1.1.1
  • 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 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8.
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 Pre-lab 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:
  • For Wednesday Feb 15:
PRE-LAB EXERCISE: Framing and load evaluation for Pavilion II balcony
HANDOUTS

 

Wed
2/15
Structural Behavior and Design Approaches Pre-lab 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 Glu-laminated timber
  • Sample properties of sections for steel wide flanges.
Wed
2/22
Beams: Bending and Shear Prepare for upcoming quiz: Thursday February 23, 7:00-10:00 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 E-modulus.
  • Closed book, closed notes.
  • Bring a single-purpose calculator (not a multi-porpose 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:
  • Keep working.

READING:

  • For Monday Mar 13:
    • Schodek: Chapter 7 (skip sub-section 7.3.1 on Eccentric Loads).

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Download Karamba plug-in 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 Post-tensioning.
    • Gordon: Chapter 9. (Combined axial and bending).

 

HANDOUT:
  • Column buckling example notes.
Wed
3/15
Compression + Bending: Pre-stressing

 

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 6-43 (6-39 in the 5th edition) for examples of diagrams of bending stress distribution
    • Notes: 4.3.2 (Note: E = 29,000 ksi)
  • Practice problems:
    • Schodek: 7.1, 7.3
 
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 Rhino-Grasshopper-Karamba.
HANDOUTS:
  • Lab 6 Statement.
week 9
Mon
3/27
Trusses: Classical Truss Theory

 

HOMEWORK 8 Due

HOMEWORK 9: Karamba analysis

  • Due Monday April 4:
    • See handout

 

HANDOUTS:
  • Homework 9 statement.
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:
    • Notes: 6.1.1 , 6.2.1
  • Practice problems:
    • Schodek: 4.2, 4.7
 
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, stress-strain 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 2-3 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

  • Due Monday April 17.

READING:

  • Before Monday Apr 17:
    • Schodek: Section 5.5 (Arches)
QUIZ TOMORROW:
  • 7:00-10:00 PM. E316 Thornton Hall
  • Closed book, closed notes.
  • Bring a single-purpose calculator (not a multi-porpose device) with fresh batteries, pencil, and eraser.
HANDOUTS:
  • Homework 11 statement.
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. 192-197
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 (2240-100, 6240-100).
Final Exam: Monday May 8, 7-10 PM E316 Thornton Hall
week 14
Mon
5/2
Studio Holiday