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Structural Systems and Materials

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Structural Systems and Materials
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-5.2
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P120-0100, P120-0101
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (50%)
Structural Systems: Student research project (50%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

B-A-5.2 (P120-0100, P120-0101) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
B-A-5.4 Structural Systems and Building Physics

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Michel (lecture/exercise)
Lehrbeauftragte (lecture)

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Learning outcomes:
Structural Systems
Structural engineering teaches the analysis, design, pre-dimensioning and construction of structures, taking into account both design and construction parameters.
In addition to function, shape and space, the supporting structure is an essential element of a building and therefore, its development and integration is part of the design process, as well as constructive training. It is, thus, one aspect of a holistic planning process.
Ultimately, an architect should be able to provide the structural engineer with meaningful design specifications, provide corrective support during the constructive development and understand them in the context of a fruitful cooperation.
Building materials science provides an overview of the different material groups relevant for construction. In addition to their properties, the materials will be discussed with regard to their constructive application.

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Module content:
Structural Systems:
Small model making task with subsequent static load test.
Structural design and dimensioning of the main load-bearing elements of the building construction module assignment.
Introduction to the function of structural engineering, actions, balance of forces and moments, static determination, internal forces and moments, load cases and envelopes, stress for bending and shear, safety concepts, moment of inertia, moment of resistance and static moment, bending beams in wood and steel, tension and compression members in wood and steel
The following construction materials will be introduced: wood, steel, glass, reinforced concrete, masonry.
In particular with regard to special aspects, technical properties (mechanical and physical) possible uses and typical applications; Material developments (history and innovation), construction and design

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Teaching methods/Media:
_Multiple groups of 20-25 students / or parallel with several lecturers/tutors

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Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes und relevante standards und directives
Krauss; Führer; Neukäter; Willems: Grundlagen der Tragwerklehre 1+2
Krauss; Führer; Jürges: Tabellen zur Tragwerklehre
Kuff, Paul: Tragwerke als Elemente der Gebäude- und Inneraumgestaltung
Leicher, Gottfried: Tragwerkslehre in Beispielen und Zeichnungen
Sandaker; Eggen: Die konstruktiven Prinzipien der Architektur
Siegel, Curt: Strukturformen der modernen Architektur
Torroja, Eduardo: Logik der Form
Borghoff: Historische Baustoffe
von Braun, Manfred: Probst-Baustoffführer
Qeisser: Baustoffkunde für den Praktiker
Scholz: Baustoffkenntnis
Volland: Baustoffe

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