Course: Structurea and Form 2

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Course title Structurea and Form 2
Course code KNK/KF2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Saffarian Saman, Ing. arch. Mag. arch.
Course content
1. Membrane structures stabilised by a pressure difference 2. Rope meshes and suspended roofs 3. Shells and vaults 4. 3D latticed vaults 5. 3D latticed slabs and grids 6. Mobile and self-erecting structures 7. 3D panel-wall systems 8. High-rise buildings 9. Immediately rigid structures and superstructures 10. Structures made of environment-friendly materials - wooden and clay structures 11. Structures made of new materials - intelligent structures, structures requiring low level of power, cosmic structures 12. Structures for infrastructure - bridges, poles, dams 13. Workshop - analysis of homeworks 14. Workshop - analysis of homeworks

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Principles of designing the shape and arrangement of structures substantially influenced by requirements and physical, functional and environmental laws. Model and numerical methods of finding an optimal form and preliminary dimensions. Examples of realized buildings and their critical evaluation. 1. Membrane structures stabilized by the pressure difference 2. Rope nets and suspended roofs 3. Shell structures and arches 4. Lattice vaults 5. Lattice space boards and gratings 6. Mobile and self-erecting structures 7. Spatial desk-wall systems 8. High-rise buildings 9. Instantly rigid structures and superstructures 10. Construction of ecological materials, wooden and clay constructions 11. Construction of new materials, intelligent buildings, energy-efficient, cosmic 12. Structures for infrastructure, bridges, pylons, dams 13. Seminar homework analysis 14. Seminar homework analysis
Knowledge of principles of creation and preliminary design of structures with prevailing impact of physical constraints (membrane structures, shells, spatial structures, pneumatic structures, tall buildings, timber systems and special structures, e.g. tensegric).
Prerequisites
Initial knowledge: the basics of mechanics and elasticity and strength

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Requirements for a credit with a grade: - attendance at lectures and workshops - a homework - preparation of an analysis of a compliex structure or a model - analysis of the form of a complex structure, the making of a model - a test to verify knowledge
Recommended literature
  • Building Structural design Handbook. Jopn Wiley & Sons, 1987. ISBN 0-471-08150-7.
  • Časopis. Structural Engineering International. IABSE.
  • Florián, M. Inteligentní skleněné fasády. FA ČVUT Praha, 2005.
  • Rühle, H., Kuhn, E., Weissbach, K., Zeidler, D., Kozák, J. Priestorové strešné konštrukcie, 1. a 2. diel. Alfa Bratislava, 1978.
  • Špánek, P., Navrátil, A. Vzpěra, lano a membrána v architektuře. Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2000. ISBN 80-01-02122-X.


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