052-0604-00L Structural Design II
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||P. Block, J. Schwartz|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||Determination of internal forces and description of structural behaviour of mixed arches and cable structures, of truss systems, beams, slabs, panels and frames using method of graphical statics as well as dimensioning of these structural systems. Structural behaviour of columns. Discussion of reference buildings and illustration of interplay of structural system and architectural intention.|
|Objective||Awareness of the most important structural systems. Understanding of the interplay of load and form. Estimation of the inner forces and dimensioning of elements.|
|Content||After a general introduction of basic concepts, structural systems such as cable and arch structures will be analyzed with the help of graphic statics. The students will learn to understand the flow of forces in a structural system in relation to the system's form. They will be able to modify this force flow and give dimension to the structural components.|
All concepts, approaches and methods will be introduced in the weekly lectures and practiced in subsequent exercises.
|Lecture notes||on eQuilibrium|
"Skript Tragwerksentwurf I/II"
A printed version can be bought at the chair of Structural Design Prof. Schwartz for sFr. 55.-.
(Philippe Block, Christoph Gengangel, Stefan Peters,
DVA Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 2013, ISBN: 978-3-421-03904-0)
"Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures"
(Edward Allen, Waclaw Zalewski, October 2009, ISBN: 978-0-470-17465-4)
"The art of structures, Introduction to the functioning of structures in architecture"
(Aurelio Muttoni, EPFL Press, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0415610292, ISBN-10: 041561029X)