Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Dartmouth College

Engineering of Structures: Tension

Dartmouth College via Coursera

Overview

Limited-Time Offer: Up to 75% Off Coursera Plus!
7000+ certificate courses from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and many more.
This course deals with tension. Tension is one of the easiest forces to understand. It is a pulling force. When we tend to pull an object, it is in tension. Different elements that resist tension in buildings are ropes, cables, and funicular forms. You will study different structures and identify what role tension plays in their designs. The first module explores tension and its importance in building structures. The second module explores funicular forms, angles, and bridges. You will understand the role of funicular forms in sustaining tension, how to best design elements and systems that resist tensile forces. You will also recognize the similarities and differences between suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges. The third module explores how to build a cable-stayed bridge. You'll also study the structures of different bridges and share a report on them.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Tension
    • This module explores tension and its importance in building structures.
  • Angles, Funicular Forms, and Bridges
    • This module explores funicular forms, angles, and bridges. You will understand the role of funicular forms in sustaining tension, how to best design elements and systems that resist tensile forces. You will also understand the similarities and differences between suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges
  • Building a Cable-stayed Bridge
    • This module explores how to build a cable-stayed bridge. You'll also study the structures of different bridges and share a report on them.

Taught by

Vicki May

Reviews

4.9 rating at Coursera based on 39 ratings

Start your review of Engineering of Structures: Tension

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Someone learning on their laptop while sitting on the floor.