• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Strength of Materials
  • Course #: ARCH1206
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint the student with principles of structural engineering as they apply to the architectural drafting profession. Topics to be covered include the basic principles of structural mechanics, including designing loads and forces, bending, shear and deflection, and their application to the design of wood, steel and concrete structural elements.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply principals of statics to structures
Identify the laws of equilibrium
Calculate beam sizes for flexural stress
Calculate beam sizes for horizontal stress
Diagram moment and shear forces
Define modulus of elasticity
Identify structural lumber classifications
Identify allowable lumber stresses
Calculate beam size for deflection limits
Calculate applied loads on structural members
Calculate applied forces on structural members
Apply column slenderness ratio
Analyze strength qualities of materials
Calculate beam section modulus
Determine beam reaction forces
Determine reinforcement for concrete elements
Calculate moments of inertia
Determine centroid location

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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