- How can geometry affect the distribution of force?
- Why are safe, stable and strong not sufficient for designing structures?
- How can the motion of an object change how forces are applied on a structure?
Students will be able to answer the following questions:
- When does a support structure actually add support or additional weight?
- Would I drive my family over this bridge in 25 years?
Students should be able to:
- Distinguish between civil engineering and architecture.
- Use calculations to determine tensile and compressive forces in order to construct stable structures
- Optimize size and strength factors in designing the test ROV
Students will know:
- How to represent forces with vectors
- How to calculate forces acting on sections of the bridge
- That trade-offs between distribution of weight on the ROV and size limitations of ROV will affect their bridge design.
- How to build a bridge
- How to relay their knowledge to architecture students in different contexts.
- How to coordinate between bridge designers/builders and architects
Published on January 28th, 2018
Last updated on September 8th, 2023