Course code TBA220

TBA220 Structural Design in Steel, Timber and Concrete

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Course responsible: Einar Nathan
Teachers: Otto Christian Sørensen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Last time: 2014H
Preferential right:
5-year Master´s programme in Structural Engeneering and Architecture. (M-BA)
Course contents:
Main content: Structural design. Spring semester: Steel as a structural material. Design of steel beams including consideration of lateral buckling and deflection limitations. Design of columns. Applying point loads to beams, web stiffening. Bracing of beams and columns against lateral buckling. Design of bolted and welded connections. Timber as a structural material. Stresses in wood. Influence of moisture content and load duration on strength properties. Glued laminated timber, structural design of timber beams including consideration of lateral buckling and deflection limitations. Fire resistance, column structural design, notching of beams, composite sections, plywood, thin-webbed glued beams. Autumn semester: Timber connections: Nails, bolts, lag screws, drift bolts (including glued-in) and spike grids. Concrete as a structural material. Steel reinforcement, design of short columns, beams and slabs, doubly reinforced beams, T-sections, column interaction diagrams, slender columns. Deflection and crack width computations, creep and shrinkage considerations, minimum reinforcement requirements, rebar placement rules (minimum cover etc.), rebar anchorage and splicing. Introduction to prestressed concrete design.
Learning outcome:
Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to perform structural design of load-carrying components in steel, timber and concrete, and possess the basic knowledge of the design of steel and timber structural connections, as well as the steel reinforcement placement and detailing in concrete structures. They should have acquired basic knowledge of prestressed concrete design. The students should be familiar with the theory behind structural steel, timber and concrete design, and know the contents of the relevant Norwegian structural design codes. The students should understand the importance of correct design procedures for the design of load-carrying building components as well as for the design of load-transferring structural connections with due regard to safety, performance, durability and reliability, aesthetics and economy (use/consumption of materials, construction time required and life expectancy/maintenance costs).
Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises.
Teaching support:
The lecturer and the assistant teacher are usually available for guidance during office hours.
The curriculum will be specified in detail at the beginning of the course. Lecture topics will be listed. Literature: E. Berge: Armert betong (Reinforced Concrete). Svein Ivar Sørensen: Betongkonstruksjoner (Concrete Structures). Christian Sørensen: Stålkonstruksjoner (Steel Structures). Christian Sørensen: Trekonstruksjoner (Timber Structures).
TBM120: Mechanics of Materials and Fundamental Structural Engineering (previous course code: TBA200).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory weekly home assignments.
Two written examinations, 3 hours each.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, a total of 300 hours work must be expected, i.e. 5 hours of work in addition to the structured teaching arrangements per week.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 104 hours (4 hours/week). Exercises: 52 hours (2 hours/week).
Equivalent courses are part of the studies at engineering colleges and universities in Norway and abroad.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
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