The following topics and their links have been developed for the first
course in the structures sequence. Each one contains both written text and
graphic information as well as example problems and references for further
reading.

- What is a Force?
- Moments
- Equilibrium
- Elements of Coplanar Force Resolution
- Graphic Methods of Coplanar Force Resolution
- Algebraic Methods of Coplanar Force Resolution
- Principle of Moments
- Non-Concurrent, Non-Parallel Force systems
- Couples
- Primary Loads
- Lateral Loads
- Load Distribution
- Resolution of Distributed Loads
- Resolution of Multiple Loads
- Strength of Materials
- Stress and Stress Prisms
- Stress-Strain Curves
- Elasticity and Deformation
- Secondary Loads
- Thermal Stresses
- Centroids and Moment of Inertia
- Cables and the Catenary
- Nets and Surfaces
- The Arch and the Catenary
- Domes and Shells
- Columns
- Radius of Gyration and Buckling
- Beams
- Beam Failure Modes
- Internal Forces
- Shear (V) and Shear Diagrams
- Moment (M) and Moment Diagrams
- Plotting V, M and Deflection
- Development of Structural Form
- Bending Stress
- Shearing Stress
- Beam Deflection
- Beam Sizing
- Introduction to Trusses
- Trusses: Past and Present
- Analysis of Trusses by Joints
- Analysis of Trusses by Sections
- Graphic Analysis of Trusses
- Frames

Introduction

Concepts for Statics

Conceptualizing Structures

External Actions

Internal Reactions

Structural Archtypes

Simple Structural Systems

Copyright © 1995, 1996 by Chris H. Luebkeman and Donald Peting.

Copyright © 1997, 1998 by Chris H. Luebkeman