Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Structural design of precast concrete buildings

Overall Course Objectives

The main objective is for the students to be able to carry out a structural design of a multi-storey building consisting of mainly precast concrete elements.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the structural system of a multi-storey precast concrete building
  • Explain how requirements and non-structural elements influence the structural system
  • Determine and calculate the relevant load actions on a building
  • Describe the load path through a building
  • Analyze a precast concrete building subjected to vertical loads and design a load carrying system
  • Analyze the stability of a precast concrete building subjected to horizontal loads and design a bracing system
  • Evaluate individual elements in service state and ultimate limit state
  • Apply relevant joints in connections between precast concrete elements

Course Content

The course mainly consists of lectures and project work in groups with sub-assignments. In the project group, the students design a multi-storey precast concrete building based on the topics from the lectures and most often in accordance with the European standards. Some of the methods learned are also applicable for buildings of other materials.
The students are graded based on the assessment of one or two reports about topics from the project work. The students will get formative feedback during the course, e.g. via peer assessment.
Some of the topics are: Load combinations, design of horizontal and vertical members, stabilizing walls, the rigid floor method, structural joints etc.

Recommended prerequisites

11010/41926/41203/11311/62263/41956, Knowledge about building design and concrete construction analysis is absolutely necessary

Teaching Method

Lectures and projectwork in groups

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41937
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Thurs 13-17

7.500,00 DKK

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