Course code TBA320

TBA320 Structural Design of Buildings, Advanced Course

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Course responsible: Ebenezer Ussher
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring semester.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
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.
Teaching support:
Assistant teacher and lecturers will be available for supervision during office hours.
Syllabus:
Reading list and lecture notes will be handed out during the course.
Prerequisites:
TBM120, TBA222,TBA223 and TBA224 (or corresponding previous knowledge).
Recommended prerequisites:
TBM250 for introduction to FEM-theory.
Mandatory activity:
Delivery of assignments during the course.
Assessment:
Continous assessment with an final 3.5 hour written examination.
Nominal workload:
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.
Entrance requirements:
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.
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 candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades