CIE 324 introduces students to analysis and design of complex structural systems: the art of using the principles of statics and mechanics to calculate the design axial and shear forces and moments and then determine the size and arrangement of structural elements under prescribed loads.
CIE 324 is the second class in a two-course sequence required of all civil engineering students. CIE 324 introduces students to analysis and design of complex structural systems. The course considers design loads, tributary areas, and load paths in real-world structures. ASD and LRFD design principles are introduced and applied to structural design.
This course is centered around two design projects – (i) a two-story office building, and (ii) a steel girder bridge. Each project is broken down into a number of assignments, so that when you complete the assignments, you would have designed the structural layout and various components of these two structures. Each assignment is tied to certain learning outcomes.
From the build design project, you will create a professional presentation using PowerPoint that summarizes:
|Length of commitment||Semester long|
|Start time||Spring 2023|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||Hybrid|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Benefits||Course credit; applied skills|
|Who is eligible||Students enrolled in CIE 324 for Spring 2023|
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering