Timber Structures

Course Code: IC3104 • 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
Name of lecturer: Adina Ana Muresan
Seminar tutor: Adina Ana Muresan
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 4

Course aims:

The development of skills required to design timber structures.
The development of skills required to comply with the safety requirements of timber structures.
The development of skills required to comply with the durability requirements of timber structures.

Course Entry Requirements:

Mechanics, Building Materials, Strength of Materials I, Strength of Materials II, Statics and Buildings Stability

Course contents:

Course content: 1. Introduction: introduction into forest economy, the advantages and disadvantages of timber structures, classification of timber structures, physical and mechanical properties, faults of timber and quality categories, protection against insects and fungus 2. The mechanical properties of timber under different loads and the factors which influence them. 3. Timber structural elements with simple cross section. The roof framing structure. 4. The design of timber structural elements with simple cross section according to Eurocode 5. 5. Timber structure connections. Cutting timber connections. 6. Wedged timber connections. 7. Timber connections with rods. 8. Glued timber connections. 9. The design of timber structural elements with compound section. 10. Timber beams. 11. Timber trusses. 12. Timber frame structures. 13. Timber arches. 14. Stiffening of the plane timber structures. Laboratory content: The design of a timber roof framing structure with 4 slopes. 1. Load evaluation: snow and wind action. 2. The design of laths. 3. The design of rafters. 4. The design of purlins. 5. The design of columns.

Teaching methods:

Presentation, discussions, case studies, practical applications

Learning outcomes:

The specific competences acquired by the students after passing the subject: - Knowledge of the physical and mechanical properties of timber. - Acknowledging different types of structural elements belonging to timber constructions. - Knowledge of the ultimate states of timber. - Knowledge of the design rules of Eurocode 5. - Design of timber structural elements under different loads. - Knowledge of design methods of timber elements. - Knowledge of constructive rules for timber structural elements.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written examination: 40% of the final grade; Project design of a roof framing structure: 60% of the final grade.

Recommended reading:

EN 1995-1-1, Eurocode 5: „Design of timber structures”. Part 1-1: „General rules and rules for buildings” 2005, 124.
EN 1990, Eurocode 0: „Basis of structural design” 2004, 76.
EN 1991-1-1, Eurocode 1: „Action on structures”. Part 1-1: „General actions – Densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings”. 2004, 38.
EN 1991-1-3, Eurocode 1: „Action on structures”. Part 1-3: „General actions – Snow loads” 2005, 52.
EN 1991-1-4, Eurocode 1: „Action on structures”. Part 1-4: „General actions – Wind actions” 2006, 138.