CIVIL-511 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Denarié Emmanuel, Nussbaumer Alain

Language: English


Summary

The engineering of existing structures encompasses the examination of condition and load-carrying capacity, decision criteria, and methods for rehabilitation or strengthening. This course presents the bases necessary for this approach at the level of materials and structural response.

Content

Keywords

Existing structures, updating of actions and resistances, deterioration of reinforced concrete, auscultation methods, inspection of structures, verification of structural safety, concretes, UHPFRC, steel, durability.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Structures and materials

Bases in physics and chemistry

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Detect and analyze the effects of physico-chemical and mechanical phenomena in the behavior of existing structures (bridges, buildings).
  • Exploit NDT examination methods.
  • Work out / Determine updated action effects and resistances as well as models suitable for the verification of structural safety.
  • Integrate a systematic and stepwise methodology for the evaluation of an existing structure.

Transversal skills

  • Take responsibility for environmental impacts of her/ his actions and decisions.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises

Expected student activities

Study of teaching material and exercises

Assessment methods

Oral exam: 20 minutes preparation, 20 minutes presentation, all documents and laptop authorized

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Prerequisite for

Construction and Master projects

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Engineering of existing structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Engineering of existing structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Engineering of existing structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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