Computer Simulation of Structural Systems

Course Code :9081FOWKEU
Study domain:Architecture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:24
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Marc Vandebroek

3. Course contents *

This course starts with an overview of the loads on the bearing elements of a building. Next, the basic principles of bearing structures (unbraced and braced systems in concrete, steel and timber) are explained, as well as the modelling of a bearing structure. Then, the principles of the input and output of the software are shown. Finally, the student analyses an own design exercise from the bachelor programme with the support of the software of Buildsoft. The dimensions of the different structural elements are estimated, as well as the connections between different structural elements.