Learning objetives are the followings:
- Understand structural model of a existing building. Breakdown structure in their parts: bars, supports and joints. Loads and tipology.
- Understand concepts of Structural Mechanics and materials resistance.
- For a given model, anlayize ractions, efforts and tensions on any transversal section.
- Show and present their work to public.
Second level on structural area.
Transversal competences (CT):
4. Communication skills on english.
9. Planning and time management:
Specific competences (CE):
7. Principles of general mechanical knowledge applied to architecture and urbanism. Static, mass geometry, vectors and tensor fields.
24. Adequate knowledge of the mechanics of solids, continuous media and soil, as well as plastic, elastic and strength of the material qualities of heavy work
- What is structure. Stability, Strength and Stiffness.
- Loads. Operations forces. Balance and Stability.
Model of the structure:
- Geometry and loads model of a structure. Bars, solid, knots and supports. Isostatic structures.
- Types of structures by their geometry. Stability and bracing.
- Stability of solids. Overturning, slipping and sinking. Basic parameters of soils.
- Introduction to deformations. Deformed shape.
- Stresses in bars. Diagrams efforts N, T and M. Efforts solids. Approaching to bars.
Design of sections:
- Geometric properties of the sections.
- Tension. Diagrams. In-plane stresses and Mohr's circle.
- Buckling of compressed bars.
- Predimensioning. Tables and proportions.
Materials for structures:
- Basic behavior of steel, wood, concrete, masonry. Stress-strain graphs. Elasticity, plasticity and rigidity.
- Basic behavior of soils and rocks. Compressive strength, friction angle and cohesion.
- Master classes: 1 ECTS
- Directed work, practical exercises and problem solving: 2 ECTS
- Self study: 2 ECTS
- Mentoring, monitoring and evaluation: 1 ECTS
Exams / tests: 30-40%
Self or groups works: 60-70%
See Classroom Program
Teaching methodology (MD):
1. Lecture, field experiences, conferences, trips, visits to sites, businesses and institutions.
2. Problem-based learning.
4. Cooperative learning