CEE 1160

CEE 1160

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

A hands-on introduction to structural engineering, combining classroom demonstrations and presentations with laboratory experience. Students predict hurricane wind forces and design key elements in a high-rise building to resist those forces. Students design a residential wood-deck based on laboratory tests to stretch, compress, shear, split, and bend wooden specimens. Students build brick walls and fail them under simulated hurricane and tornado wind pressures, weld steel bars and pull them apart, and forensically examine the failures. Students use software to analyze and design steel truss bridges, and become proficient at using spreadsheets to perform routine structural calculations and graph the results. Students become familiar with structural concrete by designing, building and testing small-scale reinforced-concrete frames to resist large dynamic forces.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Course in introduction to engineering series. Students must register under ENGRI 1160.

  • Apply mechanics principles, learn analysis/design process.
  • Design, build, test model structures.
  • Gain experience with working in teams.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGRI 1160

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9110 CEE 1160   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must register under ENGRI 1160.