BBK550 Metrology, Investigation and Testing of Structures

Code BBK550
Name Metrology, Investigation and Testing of Structures
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Civil Engineering
Academic staff Dmitrijs Serdjuks, Leonīds Pakrastiņš, Vadims Goremikins
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Theory of experimental research and metrology. Research of constructions and buildings. Methods and means of conducting engineering experiments. Basic principles of tructural modelling..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To learn the methods and techniques of determining the actual strained and stressed state of constructions in order to improve the existing methods of construction analysis, to research the actual performance of new construction forms and to diagnose the technical condition of To learn the basics of construction modelling.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to choose the testing methods of a structural element in accordance with the goal of the research. - Laboratory tasks and a final test on theory.
Ability to measure the key properties of various structural elements under static and dynamic loads during the laboratory tasks. Ability to statistically process the results of the experiment. - Laboratory and practical tasks.
Ability to describe the relations between characteristics that have been found in experiments using mathematical models. Ability to analyze the rational parameters of the researched object using a mathematical model. - Practical tasks and a final test on theory.
Ability to assess the mechanical properties of concrete using non-destructive testing methods. - Laboratory tasks.
Course prerequisites Familiarity with material resistance, theory of structures, various constructions

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