TBA320 Structural Design of Buildings, Advanced Course
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Course responsible: Roberto Tomasi
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Main course content: Structural design of building frame systems, plates, silos and bins, as well as selected advanced topics on engineering design of wood structures. Application of FEM-programs and other relevant software are covered. Evaluation of the structural integrity of existing buildings is being dealt with as part of the semester assignment.
Upon course completion, the students should be able to perform structural analysis and engineering design of complex buildings to withstand a variety of loads and loading combinations at a specified reliability level. Furthermore, the student should learn to adapt structural solutions to certain functional and aesthetical requirements. The course covers constructions using the 2D-elasticity theory and the students are trained in using FEM-software in the design of building frames (timber, steel and reinforced concrete) and reinforced concrete plates are covered. Reliability and safety considerations are adapted in compliance with building codes and applicable requirements in general.
The material is presented through lectures, supported by course literature. The theory is being applied to practical engineering design tasks through supervised problem-solving. A certain amount of time is devoted to the application of FEM-software to the solving of engineering tasks, which allows for acquaintance with multiple design alternatives.
Assistant teacher and lecturers will be available for supervision during office hours.
Reading list and lecture notes will be handed out during the course.
TBM120, TBA222,TBA223 and TBA224 (or corresponding previous knowledge).
TBM250 for introduction to FEM-theory.
Short excursions to buildings.
3.5 hour written examination counts 3/5. Compulsory written assignments count 2/5.
A total of approx. 450 hours of work is required, i.e. 15 hours of work must be expected per week in addition to the structured teaching.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 78 hours (6 hours per week). Exercises: 130 hours (10 hours per week). Unsupervised exercises and construction site excursions are also organised.
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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått