TBA320 Structural Design of Buildings, Advanced Course
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Course responsible: Roberto Tomasi
Teachers: Ebenezer Ussher
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
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
Last time: 2022H
Recap of analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures (beams, trusses, frames), by mean of classical methods of structural analysis (beam theory, virtual work, force and displacement methods, direct stiffness method) and introduction to finite element method. Application of FEM-programs and other relevant software are covered. Principle of structural dynamic for single-degree of freedom (SDOF) and multi-degree of freedom (MDOF) systems. Introduction concepts on seismic design and earthquake engineering.
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 design assignment. 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). 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.
Delivery of assignments during the course.
Continous assessment with an final 3.5 hour written examination.
A total of approx. 375 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: Combined assessment: Letter grades