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Academic year
BMT020 - Structural engineering  
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKVOV
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Design exercise 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    
0206 Examination 4,5 c Grading: TH   4,5 c   12 Mar 2014 am H,  14 Jan 2014 am V   27 Aug 2014 am V

In programs

TKVOV CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Univ lektor  Joosef Leppänen


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/a6aaa91a-7049-4a95-9d52-bb996b85c412


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Comprehensive knowledge of the behaviour of structures subjected to loads. Knowledge about important concepts within the area of structural engineering. Understanding of the structural behaviour of basic structural elements of steel, timber and reinforced concrete. Have the skills to design the moment and shear capacity in the ultimate limit state. Furthermore, knowledge and understanding of the mechanical properties of steel, timber and concrete, knowledge and understanding of basic concepts, theories and models in solid mechanics and structural mechanics. These prerequisites can for example have been obtained in the courses:
BMT015 Structures
VBF056 Building materials
MME180 Mechanics
VSM031 Solid Mechanics

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide deep understanding of the structural behaviour of basic structural elements as well as the skill to design basic structural elements, in steel, timber and reinforced concrete. The course is a continuation of the course Structures. The knowledge gained in this course is important for all civil engineers, but especially for the students wishing to deepen their knowledge in the structural engineering field. Together with advanced courses in the subject, the course gives knowledge that civil engineers need to be able to design for example bridges and houses.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  • Describe and explain the structural behaviour of columns subjected to axial loads and bending moments

  • Design and analyse columns subjected to axial loads and bending moments

  • Describe and explain the structural behaviour in the ultimate limit state of
        anchoring of reinforcement in concrete structures
        welded and screwed connections in steel structures
        nailed and screwed connections in timber structures

  • Detail, design and analyse 
        simple connections in steel and timber structures
        anchorage and curtailment of reinforcement in concrete structures

  • Describe and explain the structural response of structural elements of steel, timber and reinforced concrete in the serviceability limit state

  • Analyse simple structures made of of steel, timber and reinforced concrete in the serviceability limit state

Content

The course treats the behaviour of basic structural elements in steel, timber and reinforced concrete. Particularly, columns subjected to centric loads and combined normal force and moment is treated. The course also treats structural detailing such as: nailed, screwed and welded connections, as well as anchoring of reinforcement. Furthermore, the course also treats the behaviour of structures in the serviceability limit state. This course gives necessary knowledge for the courses within the master programme Structural Engineering and Building Technology. The content of the course is used in design and analysis of for example houses and bridges.

Organisation

A considerable part of the course consists of a design task that runs throughout the course to give continuous motivation for studies and learning. The teaching is mainly organized in 4-hours block where lectures, exercises and design task treat the same subject, in order to connect theory and application in a natural way.

Literature

Bärande konstruktioner - del 2, Chalmers, Konstruktionsteknik. Konstruktionsteknik, Exempelsamling, Chalmers, Konstruktionsteknik. Bärande konstruktioner - del 1, Chalmers, Konstruktionsteknik. Diverse utdrag för kursen Bärande konstruktioner BMT015, Chalmers, Konstruktionsteknik.

Examination

The design exercise is examined continuously during the course by partial presentations. Written exam includes both basic theory and problem solving. Examination time 5 hours.


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