Types of Structures
Learn about the different types of structures in architecture and their applications in this free online course.
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This free online course on Types of Structures will teach you about the various structural designs that are commonly used in architecture. You will be introduced to the different elements of these structures as well as how they carry and transfer load around. You will also learn about shell structures and membrane structures, what they are commonly used for as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
This course begins by introducing you to the different types of structures in architecture. You will learn about Framed Structures and their components such as beams, columns and slab. You will learn about different types of Arch Structures and the materials used to create them. You will study about Vault Structures, Dome Structures and Grid Structures as well. Furthemore, you will be introduced to Shell and Membrane structures and their applications. You will learn about folded plates, trusses and space frames.
This free online course will teach you about Arch structures, Trusses, Space frames, as well as Grid Structures and Dome Structures. You will be presented with different examples of these interesting structures and you will learn about how they are constructed. You will also learn about shell structures and membrane structures, how they carry and transfer load across and the types of materials used to build them. This course will be of interest to architects, manufactures and professionals in this field. Start this course today and increase your knowledge on types structures.Start Course Now
Types of Structures
Types of Structures - Learning Outcomes
Types of Structures - Lesson Summary
Shell and Membrane Structures
Shell and Membrane Structures - Learning Outcomes
Trusses and Space Frames
Folded Plate Structures
Shell and Membrane Structures - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define framed structures and its different components.
- Identify the components of vault structures in architecture.
- Describe the characteristics of dome structures and the materials used in constructing them.
- Explain the inspiration behind creating shell structures in architecture.
- Discuss the structural arrangement of trusses as well as space frames.
- Explain the structural behavior and dependency of folded plates.
- Identify the types of fabric used in creating membrane structures in architecture.
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