Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Structural stability

CIVIL-369

Lecturer(s) :

Lignos Dimitrios

Language:

English

Summary

Advanced topics in structural stability. Euler and dynamic method; elastic & inelastic column buckling; beam-columns; lateral-torsional buckling of bridge girders; nonlinear geometric effects; frame stability; buckling determinant; computational formulation of stability theory; stiffness method

Content

Keywords

structural stability, static & dynamic loading, flexural and lateral-torsional buckling, nonlinear behaviour, frame stability

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Statics, structural analysis, mechanics of materials

Recommended courses

Design of steel structures

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

2-hour reading, 1-hour exercises

Use of:

Expected student activities

Class participation, in-class exercise solutions

Assessment methods

1. Midterm written exam, 2. Final written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others The course lectures will be provided online 3-hours after the end of each class.

Resources

Bibliography

Notes/Handbook

-The course lectures, list of in-class exercise problems and midterm/final exams are based on lecture notes that are provided weekly through Moodle.

-The course does not follow a specific Handbook.

Prerequisite for

Master projects in advanced steel design, nonlinear analysis, evaluation and testing of structural steel systems subjected to natural hazards, resilient-based steel design, Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering

In the programs

  • Civil Engineering, 2017-2018, Bachelor semester 6
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Structural stability
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German