Course description

This course applies the mathematics of trigonometry and vectors to the analysis of statically determinant building structures. Students utilize Newtonian physics and the mechanics of rigid bodies to develop the concepts of static equilibrium and the free body diagram. These are used to analyze two dimensional structural building elements and their connections. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.This course introduces the concept of mechanical stress and strain in materials. Students utilize the theory of mechanics to determine the stress and strain caused by load, failure capacities and deformations of axially loaded structural elements and bending members. The mechanical behaviour of steel, material failure mechanisms and structural stability are explored

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery