The Engineering of Structures Around Us is a free online course conducted by the Dartmouth College. This course allows course-takers to explore how engineers design bridges and buildings in our communities and iconic structures around the world.
About the course
- In this introductory course, students shall learn the engineering principles that can be applied to structural systems everywhere: in nature, in furniture, in mechanical and aerospace systems, and in any solid object that resists a load.
- Also they shall explore how structures work, why they were designed the way they were designed, how they support loads, and where forces flow through them.
- How and why the world's structures (including structures in the natural and biological world) were designed and constructed the way they were
- To conceptually design and build prototypes of structures
- That engineering goes beyond math and science and involves much creativity and innovation
- To identify and compare structural elements, forms, and systems
- To describe the loads expected on a structure and the resulting flow of forces through the structure
May 5, 2015
For further information and to register, click here.