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The Art of Structural Engineering: Bridges


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
Princeton University

Type
University

Instructor
Maria Garlock

Categories
Engineering, Arts

Duration
9 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
In this engineering course you will learn how to analyze bridges from three perspectives: Efficiency = calculations of forces/stresses Economy = evaluation of societal context and cost Elegance = form/appearance based on engineering principles, not decoration With a focus on some significant bridges built since the industrial revolution, the course illustrates how engineering is a creative discipline and can become art. We also show the influence of the economic and social context in bridge design and the interplay between forces and form. This is the first of three courses on the Art of Structural Engineering, each of which are independent of each other. The two other courses will be on tall buildings/towers and vaults. No certificates, statements of accomplishment, or other credentials will be awarded in connection with this course.