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Degree program: Сivil Engineering and Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: САСС-50 Timber and Plastic Structures

Faculty: Department of Low-rise Construction

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Georgi Godinyachki -

Contact hours: 30h, 15h lectures, 15h seminars

Self-study hours: 30h, 30h practical training

Course projects: 1

Assessment: written examination

Year, semester, weekly workload: Year 3, semester 6, lectures 1.0h, seminars 1.0h

ECTS - 2

Main topics: Main types of wooden structures. Structure and composition of wood. Assortment. Work of wood under loading. Protection of wooden structures against biological damages and fire. Dimensioning of one-part elements. Connections and connection items in wooden structures. Split elements with compliable connections. Split (solid-walled) plate girders. Wooden rod beams (trusses). Steel-wooden trusses. Frame and arch structures. Structural elements of the roof and wall partitioning. Spatial strengthening of planar wooden structures. Wooden structures of residential buildings.

Study of plastic as a material for building structures, advantages and disadvantages and fields of application. Information about plastic compounds. Characteristics of pneumatic and tent structures.
The Course Project consists of individual student design of a one-storey one-opening warehouse wooden load bearing structure of solid coniferous wood. The main dimensions are given and the dimensioning and the corresponding computational checks on key elements of the construction are performed – a truss, a ridge plywood beam and a post as part of a cross frame.


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