Course code TBA390

TBA390 Timber Engineering

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Course responsible: Roberto Tomasi
Teachers: Ebenezer Ussher
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Last time: 2022V
Course contents:
The main contents of the course are advanced structural engineering including truss systems, plates, shell structures, as well as advanced themes in timber engineering. Education and training is provided in FEM analysis using current software. The course includes reliability analysis in ultimate and serviceability limit states of existing buildings that is the topic of a project assignment.
Learning outcome:
After completing the course, the student should be able to design complex structures to a specified level of reliability for relevant loads. The student should learn to adapt engineering designs to functional and aesthetic requirements. The course will provide knowledge about structures that need 2D elasticity theory, and knowledge and training in using FEM software for analysis and design of different structural systems. Knowledge and skills are achieved through extensive work on exercises under teacher guidance. Education and training is given in the use of FEM software for structures composed of axially loaded bars of different materials and for slabs of reinforced concrete. Reliability design will be used so that performance and costs are optimized from the perspective of the client and/or community.
Learning activities:
The material is presented in lectures, supported by course compendia and distributed with written material. Then skills are activated through guided solution of a selection of tasks where the students themselves must use their knowledge to find a constructive solution. Some of the exercises are carried out in groups with subsequent presentation. A substatntial part of time is used to be familiar with the basis for, and provide relevant training to solve construction tasks using FEM software. Thereby saving time for technical calculations, so that it becomes time to familiarize themselves with several construction options, and with the current, practical work.
Teaching support:
Exercise supervisors and teachers are available during office hours for guidance to exercises.
The curriculum list and teaching notes are handed out during the course.
TBM120, TBA222, TBA223, TBA224
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions to buildings.
Written test (3.5h) count for 60% of final grade, written assignments count for 40% of final grade.
Nominal workload:
10 credits normally equals 250 hour workload
Type of course:

Lectures: 4 hours pr week

Seminar: 2 hours pr week

External examiner participates at the presentation of the project assignments
Examination details: :