PRECAST AND TIMBER STRUCTURES

Second cycle degree in INGEGNERIA CIVILE (Ord. 2010) (discontinued)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: DAVIDE TRUTALLI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Structural Design 1 and 2.
Examination methods: -Design of a specific task assigned to a group of 2-4 students
-Final oral discussion.
Course unit contents: R.C. Precast Structures
- Construction industrialization concept. General design principles. Design tolerances. Frame and Shear Walls Structures Construction typologies and concepts. Single and Multi-storey buildings: plane and spatial static schemes; horizontal and vertical joints. Industrial buildings: bearings and scheme problems. Particular schemes. Precast r.c. and beams: typologies, design requirements, structural details. Slabs: hollow core, double-tee, ribbed and special roofing elements. Structural elements: corbels, diffusion zones, foundation elements. Deep and shallow foundations. Connections: typology, preliminary design and final check. Mechanical devices for fixing, lifting and bearing. Pre-tensioning and post-tensioning technologies and concepts. Facade panels: typology and computation. Bracing calculation (shear walls or plane trusses). Lateral stability of precast r.c. and p.c. large depth beams and columns, instability in precast structures, lateral action effects. Beam stability in temporary and final conditions. Design examples and reinforcement details. Numerical models for static and seismic design. Performance in recent seismic events. Seismic retrofitting of existing structures.
Timber Structures
- Properties of timber: anisotropy, moisture and long duration effects. Consequence of timber properties on structural analysis and detailing. Design standards for timber structures. Overview of glulam and manufactured wood products. Static and seismic design concepts within the limit design approach. Introduction to main timber construction technologies: frame structures and shear-wall platform frame or crossLam structures. Review of loading formulation: static and seismic loading. Design of structural members: beam, columns, floor diaphragms, shear walls, trusses. Traditional and modern connections: typologies and design. Analytical and numerical models for timber structures. Design, detailing and structural analysis of timber roof structures, buildings and bridges. Discussion of design examples.
Common aspects
- Approach to fire design of precast/prestressed RC and Timber Structures.