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Steel & timber structures


Programme (detailed contents):

  • Review of industrial branches timber and steel.
  • Properties of used materials (timber, wood products, steel).
  • Influence of environmental conditions on timber and wood products properties.
  • Classification and geometrical features of cross-sections.
  • Construction systems and frames (horizontal and vertical bearing members).
  • Structural behavior and effect of connections between members.
  • Actions and action combinations, principles of verification.
  • Consideration of structural imperfections.
  • Verification of resistance ultimate limit states of cross-sections.
  • Verification of stability ultimate limit states of members and shells.
  • Verification of serviceability limit states.
  • Principles and calculation of bracing systems and members.
  • Technology and calculation of main types of connection.
  • Verification of fire resistance.



Lectures, aided works, demonstrative lab works


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

The principles of design and calculation of steel structures and timber structures according to Eurocodes.

The student will be able to:

Analyse the structural behaviour of a timber or steel structure, justify the technological structural choices and materials, design the structural bearing and bracing members.

Needed prerequisite

Analyse des structures statiques et dynamiques
Structures Béton Bois
Mécanique Avancée

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...