Course code TBA224

TBA224 Structural Design of Buildings II

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Course responsible: Leif Daniel Houck, Themistoklis Tsalkatidis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015V
Course contents:

Knowledge of loads on building structures. Stability and deformation considerations, design of structural system with regard to carrying lateral and gravity loads to the foundation. Introduction to the structural design computer-program "FOCUS Konstruksjon¿ with subsequent application of this program to the design of the load-carrying structure for a large building of the design of each individual student`s choice, e.g. warehouse, sports-hall, farm-building or production-facility. The 2-story structure will consist of timber, steel and concrete, and should include a bridge-crane or a mono-rail lifting device. Forces and moments from beams and columns obtained from FOCUS Konstruksjon will be applied to the design of connections: steel to steel; steel to wood; wood to wood; wood to concrete and steel to concrete. The selection of and positioning of anchor bolts, choice of timber connectors like screws, bolts, nail-plates, rod-dowels and inserted plates combined with dowels.


 

Learning outcome:
The course will provide an understanding of how the complete load-carrying structure responds to lateral and vertical loads, and the student should have acquired the knowledge required for the structural design of large hall-type buildings of common, basic configuration.
Learning activities:
The initial lectures covers descriptions of major failures of larger building structures, and explanations of the causes of the collapses. The curriculum is presented in lectures and by literature laid out on "fronter¿. The most common types of load-carrying building-structures are described and their function explained. Prevalent loadings, i.e. dead-, live-, wind-, snow-loads, crane- and vehicle-loads, are analyzed, with relevant calculation examples according to present building codes. The emphasis is on the function of the structures with regard to carrying loads to the foundation. Upon having acquired sufficient knowledge of the behavior of building structures under influence of various types of loads, the students are given an introduction to the computer-program "Focus Konstruksjon¿. Subsequently, this structural design program is utilized by each individual student to do the structural design of timber- and steel-members in a building of each student`s own choice. The 2-story structure will consist of timber, steel and concrete, and should include a bridge-crane or a mono-rail lifting device. Forces and moments from beams and columns obtained from FOCUS Konstruksjon are applied to the design of connections: steel to steel; steel to wood; wood to wood; wood to concrete and steel to concrete. The selection of, and positioning of, anchor bolts, choice of timber connectors like screws, bolts, nail-plates, dowels and inserted plates combined with rod-dowels is covered. Particular attention is given to local bending stress in steel connections and in glulam-connectors. An introduction to foundations in general, and to a computational method for slabs-on-grade intended to avoid development of cracks. The importance of concrete composition and curing conditions are explained.
Teaching support:

The lecturer and teaching assistant are available during office hours.



Syllabus:

Syllabus and lecture notes will be distributed during the course.



Prerequisites:
TBM120TBA222, TBA223  (or TBA220)



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Weekly assignments



Assessment:

Written examination.

Nominal workload:

A 10 credit course normally requires a total of 300 hours of work.

Reduction of credits:
TBA221, 5 credits
Type of course:

Lectures: 78 hours (6 hours/week).
Exercises: 26 hours (2 hours/week).
Unsupervised exercises and excursions.

Examiner:

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.


 

Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått