Academic Catalog

ARCH439 HISTORY OF MODERN STRUCTURAL ENG.

Course Code: 1200439
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ARZU SORGU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

A historical survey of the development of modern structural engineering with active participation of the students. Discussion of the merits and sources of modern structural products concerning industrialization and invention of modern structural materials. Study of objective aesthetic values of great builders such as Telford, Eiffel, Roebling, Nervi, Saarinen, Maillart, and Freyssinet. Interrelation between structural design criteria and architectural design principles.