ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS--PART THREE

Many men and women were responsible for creating the profession of civil engineering in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This paper introduces an approach to appreciate the history and heritage of civil engineering. History modules are incorporated into existing course work of future civil engineers. The module described here traces engineers' understanding of beam behavior and the development of the flexure equation. Beginning with the work of Aristotle and Archimedes, the module ends in the mid-19th century with the publishing of Navier's, Mahan's, and Whipple's work. The first two modules discussed the development of the truss and the Manning formula.

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  • Accession Number: 00721078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 1996 12:00AM