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Timber Structures

Code

CE-TIM1

Version

2.0

Offered by

Civil Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

For exchange/transfer students:
General admission requirements as well as CE-GSA passed.

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to enable the student gain basic understanding of fundamental properties of the material Timber. The purpose of the course is also to enable the student to design more advanced timber structures as well as more common connections in timber.

Knowledge

After completion of the course, the students must:
–  have knowledge about fundamental properties of materials in Timber.
–  have basic knowledge about Stress analysis and calculation of deformation of simple load-bearing structures.
– have knowledge and understanding of the most complex load bearing structures and connections in timber.

Skills

After completion of the course, the students must:
• have gained an understanding of Timber structure and physical properties.
• be able to apply their knowledge in order to carry out stress analysis and calculation of deformation of simple load-bearing structures in timber beams and centrally loaded timber columns.
• be able to describe materials of Timber based panels
Also they must be able to describe, calculate and apply:
• Moment loaded compression bars in timber.
• Lateral torsional buckling in timber beams.
• Connections in timber structures – nails and bolts.
• tension/compression bars
• tapered beams.
• trusses and glued thin-flanged beams.
• fire resistance calculation.
• Diaphragms in timber structures.

Competences

After completion of the course, the student must be able to use knowledge and skills within all subject areas to plan and make relevant choices of techniques and theories in order to solve structural design project.
The students must also be able to perform laboratory experiments and associated reports (laboratory exercises are conducted as a workshop courses).

Topics

 

Teaching methods and study activities

The course is scheduled for 12 weeks with 4 lectures each week. Workload for the students corresponds to 137,5 hours.
The course will include theory concerning the mentioned subjects supplemented with exercises and obligatory course assignments.
 
Student Activity Model
Category 1: 30%, ~ 43 hours:.(Participation of lecturer and students, Initiated by the lecturer): Lessons, scheduled, Excursions, Project guidance, Laboratory work, Exams and tests
Category 2: 50% ~ 66 hours: (Participation of students, Initiated by the lecturer): Assignments, self-study, Project and group work, Homework and preparation for exams, Evaluation of the teaching
Category 3: 10% ~ 27 hours: (Participation of students, Initiated by the students): Homework and preparation for exams, Self-study, Project work, Study groups, Literature search
Category 4: 10% ~ 2 hours: (Participation of students and lecturer, Initiated by the students): Debate meetings, Study guidance

Resources

– Practical design of timber structures to Eurocode 5, Hans Larsen and Vahik Enjily. ISBN: 978-0-7277-3609-3
– Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures. (download from the library)
– DS/EN 1995-1-1 + AC:2007- Part 1-1: General - Common rules and rules for buildings
– DS/EN 1995-1-1/A1:2008 . Part 1-1: General - Common rules and rules for buildings 
– DS/EN 1995-1-1 DK NA:2011 national annex Part 1-1: General - Common rules and rules for buildings
– DS/EN 1995-1-2 + AC:2007/ DS/EN 1995-1-2/AC:2010 Part 1-2: General - Structural fire design and national annex NA 2007.
– Supplementary teaching materials like presentations, overheads, exercises and assignments are in ITSlerning room for this course
- TEMTIS project: (download from http://fast10.vsb.cz/temtis/en/ )
• Handbook 1: Timber Structures
• Handbook 2: Design of Timber Structures according to EC 5
• Case studies: Instruction Handbook

Evaluation


 

Examination

Prerequisites:
The exam will be based on course assignments solved and handed in to given deadlines during the semester.
In order to register for exam, all course assignments must be duly handed in.
Course assignments must be uploaded to WiseFlow.
 
Type of examination:
Oral Exam with an External examiner.
20 minutes per student in total.
There is no preparation time before the exam
On the exam day, there will be a draw between the course assignments.
 
Allowed tools:
It is allowed to bring the assignments to the examination. 

Re-exam:
New course assignments can be given.
Deadline for handing in is approx. 2 weeks after the course assignments have been given. Evaluation is performed as an oral examination.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7-point scale.
Examination accounts for 100 % of final grade.

Additional information

TEMTIS project: (download from http://fast10.vsb.cz/temtis/en/ )
• Handbook 1: Timber Structures
• Handbook 2: Design of Timber Structures according to EC 5
• Case studies: Instruction Handbook

Responsible

Babak Karimpour

Valid from

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Structural Design

Keywords

Wood materials, bars, beams, nails and bolts, roof/wall diaphragms