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School of Engineering
Course unit
INO2043809, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRECAST AND TIMBER STRUCTURES
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge DAVIDE TRUTALLI
Other lecturers ROBERTO SCOTTA ICAR/09

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/09 Construction Techniques 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Structural Design 1 and 2.
Target skills and knowledge: Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a working knowledge of precast/prestressed R.C. and Timber building engineering and design, according to Italian and European design specifications.
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 of crossLam structures. Review of loading formulation: static and seismic loading. Design of structural members: beam, columns, floor diaphragms, shear-wall, 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.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)