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Learning structural engineering


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Ibell, T., 2010. Learning structural engineering. The Structural Engineer, 88 (8), pp. 17-19.

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      Abstract

      Tim Ibell, Bath University, shares views on the structural engineering education during the Structural Engineering in the 21st Century academic conference. Students has realized that that good structural design is not about sizing members or following codified rules but is about producing a structural concept which leads to the satisfaction of a set of requirements, including architectural, environmental, building-physics, sustainability and construction issues. The students at the Bath University are expected to describe the structural properties, present case studies, present a SWOT analysis of the material, and analyze its carbon credentials. The students during the first semester of first year are asked to draw a structural cross section, to feel the radiators, to feel the windows, to feel the walls, to consider the construction, to discuss the choice of materials, to discuss the acoustics, to discuss the lighting, and to provide a commentary on possible improvements.

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      Item Type Articles
      CreatorsIbell, T.
      DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
      Research CentresBRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials
      Publisher StatementTSE_Learning_Structural_Engineering.pdf: Text copyright to the author. Copyright for the layout of the paper resides with The Structural Engineer. Permission to upload published version was kindly granted from journal editor on 28 April 2010.; Structural_engineering_teaching_at_Bath.pdf: Text copyright to the author. Copyright for the layout of the paper resides with The Structural Engineer. Permission to upload published version was kindly granted from journal editor on 28 April 2010.
      RefereedYes
      StatusPublished
      ID Code18654

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