A strategy for teaching structural engineering design

J. Cairns, Malcolm Chrisp

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    The paper sets out the strategy adopted by the authors for the teaching of structural engineering design within an undergraduate course, and the approach adopted for implementation of that strategy. The strategy is evolved from consideration of the factors that make a design 'difficult', and develops through a progression in the 'difficulty 'faced in arriving at rational design decisions. Specific examples are provided of set exercises used in the development of the progression. The approaches used in assessment of student performance are also described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)375-379
    Number of pages5
    JournalThe Structural Engineer
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 1996


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