The Art of Structural Engineering
In this engineering course you will learn how to analyze vaults (long-span roofs) from three perspectives:
This course illustrates:
- how engineering is a creative discipline and can become art
- the influence of the economic and social context in vault design
- the interplay between forces and form
The course has been created for a general audience—no advanced math or engineering prerequisites are needed. This is the second of three courses on the Art of Structural Engineering, each of which are independent of each other. The course on bridges was launched in 2016, and another course will be developed on buildings/towers.
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structural engineering in 3 reviews
I would like to congratulate Professor Garlock, her colleagues and the course team for developing the excellent content presented in this course "The Art of Structural Engineering: Vaults".
71 year old mechanical in one review
I’m a retired 71 year old mechanical engineer who has a love of everything engineering.
concept behind those beautiful in one review
The course is really helpful for a jump start of learning structural engineering and the architectural concept behind those beautiful structures.
graduate feel comfortable enough in one review
While the mathematical problems were more challenging, I was grateful to have information on hand that made a non- maths graduate feel comfortable enough to conquer the challenge.
highlights social-cultural aspects alongside in one review
From a humanities background, I loved the way this course explores and highlights social-cultural aspects alongside the structural engineering foundations of the content.
instructor wose enthusiasm brings in one review
Maria Garlock is a top notch instructor wose enthusiasm brings a wonderful learning experience to the curious.
thin reinforced concrete shells in one review
It describes the creativity of the twentieth century structural designers and builders who made thin reinforced concrete shells possible and elegant.
two hours per week in one review
Seriously, set aside around two hours per week, which is more than adequate, and join this course.
weekly discussion forum assignments in one review
The weekly discussion forum assignments allow participants to submit images and a statement pertaining to the topic of interest.
art history teacher in one review
I am an art history teacher and theorist from New Zealand and have taken many MOOCs that allow access to internationally respected institutions.
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long span roofs in one review
It covers the development of long span roofs from domes to barrels to parabolas and then hyperbolic parabolas.
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