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

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IBYA2. Course coordinator: Professor Lars Sentlber,, Byggnadskonstruktionslära. Prerequisites: FME602 Structural Mechanics. Assessment: Approved reports about structural designs and an approved written examination. First examination takes place after the course. Two additional examinations over a year will be available. Further information: Lectures, exercises and design tasks for wood/laminated wood, steel and reinforced concrete. Designs tasks will be proceeded by information about general principles normally used for each material. Home page:

This course will give knowledge about the design of simple structural elements of wood, steel and reinforced concrete subject to axial forces, bending and shear. The result can be expressed in terms of required strength or cross sectional dimensions.

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

The course includes basic principles for design based on the partial coefficient method and the determination of the most dangerous load combination. Design and verification are based on code requirements for wood, steel and reinforced concrete. Principles for the design of simple structural systems and stabilization of structural units.

The partial coefficient method is a methodology for design which is based on simplified statistical principles. Both the determination of the design load and the design resistance are treated in a rational manner. Design principles are based on the demands and recommendations given in Swedish codes for wood/laminated wood, steel and reinforced concrete. These requirements have large similarities with European Codes which also can be used.

The intention with codes have been to adapt rules and design principles to the unique characteristics of a material. Therefore there are differences between verification principles for structural elements of wood, steel and reinforced concrete.

Isaksson, T., Mårtensson, A., Thelandersson, S. : Byggkonstruktion. Studentlitteratur 2005. ISBN: 978-91-44-04707-2