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Environmental Loads

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course will introduce environmental loads on civil engineering structures and how they impact the structural design.

Learning outcome

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
  • be familiar with the mean and time-varying wind forces on structures, and be able to compute the static and quasi-static 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


Snow and ice loads. Earthquake loads. Wind and wave statistics. Mean and fluctuating wind forces. Linear wave theory. Wave forces. Design loads and design principles.

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1, BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2, BYG550 Mechanical Vibrations
The following courses must be passed in order to take BYG520: BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2BYG550 Mechanical Vibrations


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/13 hoursA - FAll written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed.

Coursework requirements

Tutorials, 80% of the tutorial work has to be approved.
5 out of 6 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.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Jasna Bogunovic Jakobsen
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Course teacher
Charlotte Obhrai

Method of work

On average, three hours lectures and one hour tutorial pr. week. All information about the course will be made available on Canvas. The course will be taught in English if there are studentes from the universities abroad.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Environmental loads (MKO110_1) 5
Marine Technology and Design (OFF580_1) 2

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Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.08.2020