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Types of Structures

Learn about the different types of structures in architecture and their applications in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course on Types of Structures in architecture will teach you about the different structures, their components as well as characteristics and applications. You will also learn about shell structures and membrane structures in architecture, the inspiration behind such structures and their advantages and disadvantages. This course will greatly increase your knowledge about the buildings you see everyday, so get started today.
Types of Structures
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Students

    351
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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