Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBK032 overlap following cours/es: VBK031 och VBK031. Optional for: V4hb. Course coordinator: Annika Mårtensson,, Konstruktionsteknik. Prerequisites: VBK055 Structural engineering: - Building system, VBM070 Building material science. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Written examination, one assignment and a laboratory exercise. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course develops understanding of the behaviour of and skills in designing larger wooden structures, mulit-storey timber framed buildings, bridges, etc.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Material characteristics of structural timber and engineered wood products. Variability control. Design and analysis of dowel and nail plate type joints. Trussed rafters. Diaphragm structures. Timber frame building systems. Timber bridges.

English litterature is not used in this course.
SBI-anvisning 210. Träkonstruktioner. Beregning.
SBI-anvisning 194. Träkonstruktioner. Förbindelser.
Isaksson T., Mårtensson A.: Tabell- och formelsamling.


Code: 0108. Name: Design of Timber Structures.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0208. Name: Exercises and Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: One written report and one laborative work that has to be presented in a written report.