Timber Structures

lgciv2043  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Timber Structures
4 credits
20.0 h + 15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites


Very good knowledge in the following fields:
  • Behaviour of structural materials, as taught in course LGCIV1031;
  • Resistance of materials and mechanics of structures, as taught in the course LGCIV1022;
  • Stability of constructions, as taught in course LGCIV1023;
Main themes
See chapter "Content" hereunder
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3, AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.3, AA2.4
At the end of this course, the students must be able to:
  • Choose the timber material knowingly, according to its advantages, disadvantages, and specificities of structural design;
  • Design the structural elements subjected to all the combinations of loads (N, M, V, T) by applying the rules of the EC5;
  • Design and calculate simple carrier systems;
  • Design and calculate simple connections;
  • Integrate the fire problem in the design
 
Content
IMPORTANT NOTE: IN CASE OF FORCE MAJEURE (E.G., AN EPIDEMIC), THE CONTENT, ACTIVITIES, TEACHING METHODS AND EVALUATION METHODS MAY BE ADAPTED
Part 1: The wood material
Chapter 1: Trees, the forest, the context of wood production
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Wood Construction
Chapter 3: Advantages and disadvantages of wood in construction
Chapter 4: Wood Anatomy
Chapter 5: Wood, Temperature and Water
Chapter 6: Wood Durability: Preservation, Finishing, Design
Chapter 7: Mechanical properties of wood
Part 2: ELU and ELS design criteria
Chapter 8: Structural elements in solid timber
Chapter 9: Structural elements in glue-laminated timber
Chapter 10: Actions, cases of charges, combinations of (cases of) charges
Chapter 11: Design criteria defined by EC5
Chapter 12: Resistance in section: design criterion ELU
Chapter 13: Integration of Buckling into the design criteria
Chapter 14: Integration of the lateral torsional buckling into the design criteria
Chapter 15: Curved elements in BLC
Chapter 16: Variable Inertia Beams
Part 3: Building systems
Chapter 17: Structural elements derived from wood
Chapter 18: Building Systems
Chapter 19: Trusses
Chapter 20: Cable beams
Chapter 21: Continuous beams, cantilever beams
Chapter 22: Arches
Chapter 23: Frames
Chapter 24: Other building systems
Chapter 25: Wind bracing
Part 4: Design and calculation of timber connections
Chapter 26: General
Chapter 27: Traditional Assemblies (Timber to Timber)
Chapter 28: Metal Rods and Connectors
Chapter 29: Johansen Theory, design according to EC5
Chapter 30: Bolted Assemblies
Chapter 31: Broached, Nailed and Screwed Assemblies
Chapter 32: Rigidity of assemblies, ELS calculations
Part 5: Timber and fire
Chapter 33: General and Belgian regulations
Chapter 34: Calculation of REI aspects according to EC5 (part 1.2)
Teaching methods
Ex-cathedra courses and/or podcasts, alternating theory and exercises.
Evaluation methods
The examination is closed book and will consist of a part of about one hour concerning the theoretical notions of the course and an exercise part of about 2 hours with practical problems to solve. For the exercise part, students can only have a handwritten personal summary on a single sheet of A4 paper, double-sided.
The evaluation will cover all parts of the course. The chapters related to the calculation of internal forces and the drawing of internal force diagrams in wood structures will have to be perfectly mastered. In addition, a good overall knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the course is necessary for success.
Other information
See MOODLE page of the course.
Online resources
See MOODLE page of the course (slides and syllabus of solved exercises).
Podcasts available on : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqPgjqATFrps2zA3PIRAMQ
Bibliography
Voir page MOODLE du cours.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

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Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering