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From Wood to Steel—Properties of Materials

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

From Wood to Steel—Properties of Materials

Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Materials profoundly influence the form, function, and structure of great buildings, bridges, and towers. Using steel (which is superior in terms of strength, ductility, and stiffness) as a benchmark, compare the structural properties of wood, masonry, concrete, and iron—and see them at work in thousands of years' worth of structures.


February 1, 2017
i love these lectures!!!