This course covers the basic principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and composite materials and compares the properties and applications of materials generally. It investigates cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and in shear, and torsion as well as the stability of beams and columns. The qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials is also covered.
Instructor: Peter von Buelow
dScribes: Matt DucharmeSmith, Michael Lindstrom, Chigozie Ozor, Ryan Donaghy, Thomas Drew
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Structure: Two lectures, one recitation weekly
Available on: iTunes U
Syllabus
Course Description:
This course covers the basic principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete and composite materials, and compares the properties and applications of materials generally. It investigate cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and shear, and torsion as well as the stability of beams and columns. The qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials is also covered. Arch 314, Structures I, is a prerequisite for this course.
Objectives:
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of analysis and design of simple structural members in steel, wood, and concrete. Basic code requirements, strength, stability, and serviceability are discussed. Principles of composite materials design, structural continuity, and combined stresses are covered.
Organization:
A series of lectures are regularly given on each Monday and Friday. The lectures cover concepts and procedures, including demonstrations. Each Wednesday the class is broken into smaller sections for recitation in which problems can be solved with more student/instructor interaction. Solutions to homework problems are entered online through the course website. Three tests are used to measure student comprehension of the material. In addition a construction/testing project is used to allow students an opportunity to apply concepts to a physical design. Computer facilities, including software, are available for supporting computations. Facility and equipment for structural model testing is also available.
Evaluation:
Evaluation is based upon three tests (39%), a series of home work problems (48%), and a construction/testing project (13%). All work will be set on a 100 point scale with a full range of letter grades assigned.
Lectures and Exercises:
Solutions to exercises (example problems from the text) are provided in the course pack. These as well as lecture slides are also available on the course web site. In addition, the lectures will be recorded and posted to the web site. Students are expected to review any lectures which thy miss. The exercises will not be collected or scored, but solutions can be discussed in the Wednesday recitation sessions or by appointment with GSI's.
Problems:
A set of homework problems covering the primary aspects of the course will be given to each student. Each student will have a unique set of problems to solve. Students submit solutions online for scoring. each problem may be worked up to 3 times (3 different data sets) for credit. The best score from one of the 3 trials will be recorded. Late problems will be penalized at 5% per day up to a maximum of 35%. Problems are accessed through the course web site. A FAQ which explains the policy concerning the problems is also posted.
Projects:
A group project to design, construct and test a compression structure will be assigned during the course. It will be documented with both a preliminary and a report which together count 13% of the final grade.
Text:
The required text is Structural Principles, by I. Engel (Prentice Hall, 1984). A course pack is available at the TCAUP Media Center. Additional material will be posted to the course web site.
Learning Outcomes
Students in Arch 324 are assigned a group project to design, construct, and test a compression structure. It will be documented with both a preliminary and a report, which together count as 13% of the final grade.
Click here to view individual Arch 324 student projects from winter 2009. A compiled project video is also available for viewing by clicking the YouTube icon above.
About the Creators
Peter von Buelow
 Ph.D. Engineering, University of Stuttgart
 M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee
 Fulbright Scholar, University of Stuttgart
 B.A. in Architecture, University of Tennessee
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Syllabus 
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Unit 01: Exercise 112 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181AD 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181EH 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181II 
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Unit 02: Exercise 182II 
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Unit 02: Exercise 183 
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Unit 02: Exercise 183III 
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Unit 03: Exercise 122I 
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Unit 03: Exercise 122II 
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Unit 03: Exercise 125I 
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Unit 03: Exercise 125II 
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Unit 04: Exercise 131A 
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Unit 04: Exercise 131B 
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Unit 04: Exercise 132IA 
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Unit 04: Exercise 132IV 
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Unit 04: Exercise 134(I) 
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Unit 04: Exercise 134II 
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Unit 04: Exercise 13_ex1 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(1) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(2)a 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)a 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)e 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)g 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(I) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(II) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(III) 
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Unit 06: Exercise 151a2 
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Unit 06: Exercise 151c 
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Unit 06: Exercise 153a 
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Unit 06: Exercise 153c 
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Unit 07: Exercise 161A 
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Unit 07: Exercise 161D 
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Unit 07: Exercise 162IIA 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163A 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163E 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163H 
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Unit 08: Exercise 171IIb 
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Unit 08: Exercise 172I 
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Unit 08: Exercise 172III 
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Unit 08: Exercise 174II 
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Unit 08: Exercise 174IV 
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Unit 09: Exercise 193I 
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Week 01/02a: Design of Wood Beams 
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Week 01/02b: Design of Wood Beams 
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Week 01/02c: Engineered Wood Products 
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Week 02/03a: Columns 
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Week 02/03b: Columns 
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Week 03/04a: Combined Materials 
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Week 03/04b: Flitched Beams 
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Week 04/05a: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Week 04/05b: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Week 04/05c: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Week 06a: Steel Beams 
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Week 06b: Composite Sections 
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Week 07/08a: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08b: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08c: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08d: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 08/09/10a: Deflection of Beams 
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Week 08/09/10b: Deflection of Beams 
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Week 10/11a: Structural Continuity 
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Week 10/11b: Structural Continuity 
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Week 12a: Combined Stress 
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Week 12b: Combined Stress 
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Course/Resource Archive in Institutional Repository (February 2010) 
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Final Student Project: Tower Crash 
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Unit 01: Exercise 112 
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Week 01/02a: Design of Wood Beams 
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Week 01/02b: Design of Wood Beams 
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Week 01/02c: Engineered Wood Products 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181AD 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181EH 
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Unit 02: Exercise 181II 
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Unit 02: Exercise 182II 
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Unit 02: Exercise 183 
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Unit 02: Exercise 183III 
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Week 02/03a: Columns 
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Week 02/03b: Columns 
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Unit 03: Exercise 122I 
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Unit 03: Exercise 122II 
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Unit 03: Exercise 125I 
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Unit 03: Exercise 125II 
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Week 03/04a: Combined Materials 
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Week 03/04b: Flitched Beams 
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Unit 04: Exercise 131A 
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Unit 04: Exercise 131B 
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Unit 04: Exercise 132IA 
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Unit 04: Exercise 132IV 
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Unit 04: Exercise 134(I) 
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Unit 04: Exercise 134II 
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Unit 04: Exercise 13_ex1 
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Week 04/05a: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Week 04/05b: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Week 04/05c: Reinforced Concrete  Working Stress 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(1) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(2)a 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)a 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)e 
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Unit 05: Exercise 141(3)g 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(I) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(II) 
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Unit 05: Exercise 142(III) 
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Week 06a: Steel Beams 
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Week 06b: Composite Sections 
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Unit 06: Exercise 151a2 
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Unit 06: Exercise 151c 
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Unit 06: Exercise 153a 
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Unit 06: Exercise 153c 
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Week 07/08a: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08b: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08c: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Week 07/08d: Reinforced Concrete  Ultimate Strength 
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Unit 07: Exercise 161A 
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Unit 07: Exercise 161D 
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Unit 07: Exercise 162IIA 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163A 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163E 
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Unit 07: Exercise 163H 
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Week 08/09/10a: Deflection of Beams 
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Week 08/09/10b: Deflection of Beams 
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Unit 08: Exercise 171IIb 
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Unit 08: Exercise 172I 
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Unit 08: Exercise 172III 
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Unit 08: Exercise 174II 
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Unit 08: Exercise 174IV 
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Week 10/11a: Structural Continuity 
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Week 10/11b: Structural Continuity 
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Unit 09: Exercise 193I 
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Week 12a: Combined Stress 
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Week 12b: Combined Stress 
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