Analysis and Design of Building Structures II

A continuation of GSD 6201, this course introduces more advanced topics such as funicular systems, statically indeterminate structures, pre-stressing as well as surface structures. Specifically, the course introduces students to the analysis and design of structural elements such as 3-D trusses, arches, cables, statically indeterminate beams and frames, concrete beams, columns, plates and slabs as well as simple shells. The use of these elements in a building context and simplified methods for analysis of indeterminate structures as well as easy-to-use computer programs are taught. Issues of seismic design and design of high-rise buildings are discussed. Case studies of sculptures, buildings and bridges are used throughout for class instruction, and students are expected to complete a more comprehensive team design project exploring the correlation between architectural and structural design.Prerequisites: GSD 6201