Theory of Structures V

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theory of Structures V

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Industrial Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1 - 2
  • Overview

    This 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.