A New Laboratory for Teaching Structural Engineering

by Richard A. Behr, (M.ASCE), Univ of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, United States,
David S. Vollenweider, (S.M.ASCE), Univ of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


A new, practical, computer-assisted laboratory, 'AN/EX,' has been developed for teaching structural engineering. Specifically, AN/EX has been developed to encourage cross-verification between computer structural analyses and laboratory experiments on small-scale models. Students using the AN/EX laboratory are required to design, conduct, and present original structural engineering experiments that encompass manual analyses, computer structural analyses, and experimental testing. Open-ended design/build/test competitions are incorporated as well.

Subject Headings: Computer analysis | Structural analysis | Structural engineering | Computer models | Engineering education | Computer aided design | Structural design

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