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This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.
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Portland State University Library
Structural design -- Study and teaching, Architectural design -- Study and teaching
© 2021 by Anahita Khodadadi
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Khodadadi, Anahita, "Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students" (2022). PDXOpen: Open Educational Resources. 37.
Originally published in August 2021. This edition was revised and published in June 2022.
The author is no longer affiliated with Portland State University. The most current version of this book is available in Pressbooks. The Pressbooks version of this book includes Youtube videos and interactive elements.
Publication of this open textbook was made possible by Portland State University Library PDXOpen Publishing Initiative Grant program.
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