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Dartmouth College

Engineering of Structures: Tension and Compression

Dartmouth College via Coursera

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This course deals with tension and compression. After going through this course, you will understand why tensegrity structures and sculptures are different from other structures. You will also explore tension and compression in different types of trusses. Additionally you will understand determinacy and realize how it applies to trusses. The first module introduces you to the concept of tension and compression. The second module explores topics such as tensegrity structure, trusses, and determinacy. After finishing this module, you will also be able to calculate the force in members of a truss. The third module explores how to build a truss bridge.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Tension and Compression
    • This module introduces you to the concept of tension and compression.
  • Tensegrity, Trusses, and Determinancy
    • This module explores topics such as tensegrity structure, trusses, and determinancy. After finishing this module, you will also be able to calculate the force in members of a truss.
  • Building a Truss Bridge
    • This module explores how to build a truss bridge

Taught by

Vicki May

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4.7 rating at Coursera based on 10 ratings

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  • Prajwal S. Guhe
    This Course gave me good information and cleared my concepts on Compressive and Tensile forces acting on Structure and its behavior on it.

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