Snow and ice loads. Seismic loads and structural response analysis. Wind and wave statistics. Mean and fluctuating wind forces. Linear wave theory. Wave forces. temperature loads. Design loads and design principles.
The course is to give students an introduction to environmental loads. Upon completing the course, the students shall:
be familiar with snow and ice loads effects on structures as well as the load design values
be familiar with effects of earthquake on structures, and be able to compute structural response to earthquake by using the design Spectrum as well as carry out simple response calculations in time-domain
be familiar with the mean and time-varying wind forces on structures, and be able to compute the static and dynamic wind-induced response
be familiar with the linear wave theory and wave and current loads on structures
be familiar with the design loads and design principles
Required prerequisite knowledge
BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1
BYG550 Structural Dynamics
Form of assessment
All written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed
6 out of 7 of the tutorial work has to be approved in order to allow one to take the exam.
Mandatory work (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by the lecturer within a given period ahead of examination date.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.