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Structural Design

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course introduces principles of design of civil engineering structures, with emphasis on the load carrying systems and the design loads.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student shall be familiar with commonly used structural systems and their design. The student shall:
  • be familiar with the requirements related to structural reliability and serviceability.
  • be able to calculate various types of loads and load combinations.
  • be able to design timber and concrete structures including foundation.
  • be able to design various structural details.


Structural reliability. Load types and load factors. Environmental loads: snow and wind loads. Soil pressure. Timber strucural design. Primary load carrying structure and -stiffening members. Precast concrete elements. Stiffening effects of plates in a precast concrete element building, in-situ constructed concrete buildings, light buildings with corrugated steel plates and wooden plates. Wind trusses. Design of in-situ concrete elements such as flat slabs, load bearing walls, stairs. Construction details. Accident limit state. Fire protection. Basement on soil, settling and frost protection. Joins in buildings. Foundation wall. Special foundation problems. Piles and pillars. Load bearing brickwork. Earthquake resistant design.

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1, BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2, BYG210 Construction physics and house building, BYG220 Concrete Constructions

Recommended previous knowledge

BYG200 Steel Structures


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - FAll except use of own personal computer.

Coursework requirements

Approved 6 out of 8 exercises
6 out of 8 compulsory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.
Compulsory course attendance that must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory: Electronic Course in Health, Safety and Environment

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Mudiyan Nirosha Damayanthi Adasooriya

Method of work

8 hours lectures and problem solving pr week. Compulsory assignments.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Structural Building Design (BIB310_1) 10

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 11.08.2020