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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course VBK010F valid from Spring 2017

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  • Timber Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific principles and practical knowledge to analyse, develop and design timber structures that support or resist loads. It deals with structural components, joints and systems based on both solid timber and engineered wood products.
    The objectives of the course are to provide an understanding of:
    - Mechanical and physical properties of wood and wood based products,
    - Design and modelling principles of timber members, joints, timber structures and timber based hybrid structures
  • The course content will cover the following main areas:
    Wood as an engineering material
    Engineered wood products
    - Design and modelling of timber members and structural
    - Conceptual design (choice of structural system)
    - Design and modelling of joints
    - Stability and bracing of timber structures
    - Earthquake engineering applied to timber structures
    - Forensic engineering applied to timber structures
    - Hybrid timber-based structures
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • understand how the properties of timber and EWP influence loadbearing properties
    how timber structures are designed in an effective way
    how loads are transferred in different types of joints
    have knowledge on how fire, earthquakes and decay mechanisms influence wood and timber structures
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Be able to design timber elements
    Be able to design different joints
    Be able to design timber structures with large span
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • Choose material and type of load bearing structure
    understand the possibilities and limitations of timber structures
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
  • Study visit
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written assignments
  • home exam
    Project task in Groups of 2-4 PhD-students
    examiners: Roberto Crocetti and Erik Serrano
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • Recommended basis for the course is an academic degree in civil engineering or building technology. General knowledge about structural engineering including basic knowledge about design of timber structures is required. The course should be of interest for graduate students, teachers and researchers in structural engineering and architecture and for practicing structural engineers and architects who would like to specialise in timber structures.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Förkunskapskraven för kursen är en examen inom väg- och vattenbyggnad, samhällsbyggnad eller motsvarande. Baskunskaper om konstruktionsteknik inklusive baskunskaper om dimensionering av träkonstruktioner krävs. .
Selection Criteria
  • no
  • Thelandersson, S. & Larsen H.J., Ed.: Timber Engineering. Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 0470844698.
  • The course literature consists of the book "Timber Engineering", lecture material plus additional literature (scientific papers) provided by the teachers.
Further Information
  • The course is part of the graduate school at the "Swedish Universities of the Built Environment" and is given every four year. Contact persons are Eva Frühwald Hansson and Roberto Crocetti (Division of Structural Engineering) and Erik Serrano (Division of Structural Mechanics).
Course code
  • VBK010F
Administrative Information
  • 2017-09-05
  • Cintia Bertacchi Uvo

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2021‑02‑01 (approximate) 2021‑06‑30

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