Timber Construction

Course Code: IC3107 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Civil Engineering • Field of study: Architecture and town planning
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English, French
Name of lecturer: Diana Maria Duma
Seminar tutor: Diana Maria Duma
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

The aim of Timber Construction course is to provide students the ability to analize and design timber structures.
In Timber Construction students will understand the behaviour of wood as construction material: its internal structure, anisotropy, strength, different treatment methods, and timber structural elements behaviour, respectively.
Designing according Eurocode EN 1995.
Sustainable developement of constructions involving timber structural elements.
The fire behaviour of timber is also a discussed issue.

Course Entry Requirements:

Students should know Strength of Materials as well as design bases of eurocodes.

Course contents:

1. Introduction 2. Timber properties 2.1. Timber anatomy - internal structure 2.2. Physical and mechanical properties 2.3. Timber grading 2.4. Timber treatment 2.5. Timber degradation 3. Design of timber structural elements 3.1. Design basis according to EC5 3.2. Design of cross-section 3.3. Deformation calculations 3.4. Instability of timber members 4. Connections 4.1. Type of connections 4.2. Traditional connections 4.3. Dowel type connections 4.4. Connections using connectors 5. Fire behaviour 5.1. Behaviour of timber and timber-based products under fire loading 5.2. Ignifugous treatment 6. Durability and preservation

Teaching methods:

The teaching and assessment methods are designed to help the students to attain the goals for the course, via theoretical component and practical one, respectively, where the focus is on problem solving.

Learning outcomes:

The Timber Construction course has the main objective that future civil engineers will be able to approach a project, by analysing and designing timber stuctures, presenting in written reports and oral presentation their work.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written final exam (theory + Exercices): 45% + 25%; and Student performance during classes (communication or direct involvement, homeworks, tests, projects etc.): 30%

Recommended reading:

EC5, Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures - Part 1-1: General - Common rules and rules for buildings
EC5, Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures - Part 1-2: General - Structural fire design
EC0, EN 1990: Eurocode - Basis of structural design;
EC1, EN 1991: Eurocode 1 - Actions on structures;
NP 005-2003, Normativ privind proiectarea constructiilor din lemn