This paper presents a multimedia simulation tool that allows for the investigation of steel tensile member connection analysis and design. The motivation behind the creation of this software is to meet the needs of students and their different learning styles for the education of tensile member connections. A computer aided teaching tool called Tension Connection Analyzer was developed to serve both students and instructors as a supplemental device for the topic of steel tensile member analysis and design. The intent of the software is to enhance the student's ability to visualize the failure modes that exist in steel tension member connected systems. The overall objective of the software is to produce an aide to improve the classroom experience, while at the same time allow students to develop a feel for steel tension member design outside of the classroom.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States|
Duration: Jun 24 2001 → Jun 27 2001
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