Theory of Structures V
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Architecture, Industrial Design
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1 - 2
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course aims to enable students to understand and be able to produce various structural concepts of all vertical and horizontal spanning elements, pertaining to buildings beyond the residential scale. The concepts must show how the structure carries the load (in all three directions) and the most appropriate material choice. Here vector and other relevant force diagrams are used to argue the form and material. Structural elements include bridges, large span building structures and tall buildings, planar space frames, shells and girders.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.