Resources & tutorials
Video tutorials: We have been trying our hand at movie making!
The following short video resources are available for everyone to use and cover the real basics of structural analysis.
- Basics of bending moment diagrams: Prof Tim Ibell guides us through the relationship between shear forces diagrams and bending moment diagrams for simple beams.
- Resolving forces in a truss: Dr Antony Darby takes us through the very basics of resolving forces in simple truss structures.
More videos coming soon!
Assessments & class tests:
The two following tests are based on the work of David Brohn and can be used to assess the level of understanding among students of structural engineer. Both tests require students to draw the deflected shapes and corresponding bending moment diagrams for a series of structures.
Self learning exercises
The following self learning exercise has been used at both Warwick University and Bath University as a way of allowing students to understand the concepts and rules behind drawing deflected shapes and both moment and shear force diagrams. Its kind of like a 'choose your own adventure book' but with simple beams structures as opposed to wizards!
- learning programme bm and deflected shape Its in PPT slides, one day soon it will be HTML. Its best viewed in full screen preseanttion mode. Many thanks to Toby Mottram at Warwick
Structures to see in Bath
This map is a new project which I will be running in Bridge Eng, it allows our students to locate important structures within our surrounding area and then upload their own images/text for discussion in our tutorial sessions. If you have any structures that you think our students should take note of, please add them to the map.
View Structures@Bath Map 1 in a larger map
Links for the map
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