New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
ABSTRACT FOR A POSTER PRESENTATION
In previous work, the inclusion of Graphical Statics modules in undergraduate Statics class was proposed as a novel method to reinforce the fundamental concepts and re-engage students. The hypothesis posed was that Graphical Statics components could strengthen visualization skills and would encourage drawing as a conceptual aid. The response to a talk given on this work was very positive; however, while admitting the potential for these outcomes, the audience was more interested in specific problems that could be directly inserted into the class as active learning exercises. In a companion paper, this discussion is continued and Graphical Statics is examined within the framework of its role as an active learning technique and its relevance in the curriculum.
In this poster presentation and paper, the focus moves to the practical aspects of using Graphical Statics techniques. The poster identifies appropriate problems that can be solved using Graphical Statics and illustrates the visual components of the technique; a short textbook of problems has been constructed and will be offered at the poster session and via email.
In this accompanying paper, the ideas behind these visual components are expanded and reflected from a users point of view.
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