Central and Arc measurements are a method of measuring structures, such as bridges and buildings, using angles. It is a well-established method of engineering calculation and planning that has been used for over three hundred years. This is an excellent course for anyone who wants to learn about this method of measurement in its various forms.
Students will examine the uses of angles and how they can be used to solve many design solutions. Students will learn about the names used for angles, how they are measured, the dimensions of angles, and many other issues regarding the use of angles. Students will be introduced to some of the major uses of angles and be able to apply this knowledge to the planning of complex structural solutions. They will also learn about the uses of angles in engineering calculation and will be able to apply this knowledge in construction.
Students will also receive a detailed description of the relationship between side-angle and central angle (as measured in radians) and will be shown how to calculate arc measures. Students will have opportunities to design various solutions and give examples of the uses of angles. Students will have opportunities to use this information to formulate solutions to problems. They will also learn about the solution processes involved with solving linear, nonlinear, and differential equations using angles. Students will learn how to apply methods of engineering construction to build structures and their support systems using angles.
Students will also learn about stability and the stress on the material at each degree of angle. They will learn about the average stresses and strains that occur at each degree of angle. They will also learn about various ways in which angles can be used to design support systems, such as bracing and sheathing. Students will learn about the concepts of supporting load analysis, dispersion of loads, and shear-stress theory.
Students will also learn about flow, compression, stress and strain, and sag, as these are important aspects of designing a building or structure with angles. They will also learn about wind, the design of wind for buildings, and the design of wind cells for wind turbines. Students will learn about wind power and how to incorporate wind power in the design of buildings and the solution to energy problems.
In today’s society, many architects and engineers are drawn to the latest techniques and materials. They look for ways to improve the quality of life, and so they design buildings and structures that look better and function better. However, we know that good design is not always directly related to cost.
When there are less material and more free space, the structural design is likely to be more efficient and require less material to provide the same quality. There are many ways in which angles can be used to solve such problems.
With the help of the course Central and Arc Measures, students will be able to appreciate the complexities involved in structural analysis. They will learn about building and design principles, and how angles can be used to meet such design needs.