BASIS OF STUCTURAL DESIGN


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

The course covers the basic methods, models and Eurocodes about structural design of buildings. Basic structural systems are briefly presented and compared to each other. Student should attain the basic principles of the safety concept and the modelling concepts of structures considering Eurocodes and national codes. All-important possible load actions applying on structures are analyzed (dead load, live load, snow, wind and temperature load, seismic load).

 

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Basic information about bearing systems. Three dimensional, plane and linear structural systems. Basic classification of structural systems (massive system, skeleton system, frame system). Primary and secondary structural systems.
  • General principles of structural design: basic requirements, ultimate and serviceability limit state design, national standards and Eurocodes. Superposition of actions for ultimate limit states and serviceability limit states. Safety factors.
  • Models of structural loads: classification of loads according to time of action.
  • Dead load, live load, snow load, wind load, seismic load, temperature and earth pressure using national standards and Eurocodes.
  • Design of seismic-resistant buildings according to Eurocode 8.
  • Examples from praxis.

 

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • Chen W.F.: Handbook of Structural Engineering.
  • Eurocode 0: Basis of structural design.
  • Eurocode 1: Eurocode 1 – Actions on structures.
  • Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance.
  • Student projects from previous years (in English).