Structures at Bath

Keeping the concepts fresh

Structural Models

Sometimes its not easy to visualise structural behaviour, the use of physical models can help students to understand simple concepts such as deflected shape or more complex concepts such as superposition. Whether its bendy rulers or student built frames every demonstration helps.

Below are some of the physical models used in the teaching of structural engineering in Bath

   Small demonstration  models  

A well known structural problem!

A well known structural problem!

At the recent Institution of Structural Engineering Academics Conference we gave away 40 structural models to over 20 different UK  universities teaching Civil Engineering.
If you werent lucky enough to grab one  you email  structures@bath.ac.uk for a copy of the plans.
If you were lucky enough to grab one please upload a picture of it in use.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Larger demonstration models 

Sometimes bigger is better, especially when you can feel actions and reactions. This coming year our 2nd year students will be building and playing with a series of large structural frames,  similar to the one shown below.  More pictures will  be posted!

First attempt at a giant model!

First attempt at a giant model!