BBK580 Investigation and Testing of Structural Elements of Buildings

Code BBK580
Name Investigation and Testing of Structural Elements of Buildings
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 Goals, tasks and methods of experimental testing. Research of constructions and buildings. Methods and means of conducting engineering experiments. Construction modeling..
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 Steel, reinforced concrete and timber structures

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