Strengthening of Structures

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The objective of the subject is the presentation of the diagnostic of existing structures with different materials and structural systems, the possible causes of structural damages, methods of reinforcement and the most common building materials. According to this, the tools and steps of the diagnostic of existing structures, the verification of the structure’s load bearing capacity, the basic principles of qualification, the required content of expertise, the methods of reconstruction and reinforcement, the most common ways of structural damages (direct and indirect) and the different structural systems of existing residential buildings are presented during the semester. Case studies are also introduced.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Competences

will learn the diagnostic of existing structures, the verification of the structure’s load bearing capacity, the basic principles of qualification,
will learn the methods of reinforcement of structures with different materials (concrete, reinforced concrete, masonry, steel, timber),
will learn the steps of loading tests and the required content of expertise,
will learn the most typical forms of structural damages,
will learn the typical structural systems of existing residential buildings in Hungary,
will learn the reconstruction methods of slabs and stairs,
will learn the types of slab systems in Hungary.
will be able to do diagnostic and verify the load bearing capacity of existing structures, and to do the reinforcement of a structure,
will be able to choose the proper method of diagnostic and reinforcement depending on the structural material,
will be able to determine the required tasks of loading tests,
will be able to recognize the type of structural damage,
will be able to recognize the most typical types of structural systems,
will be able to choose the proper method of diagnostic and reinforcement of different types of slabs and stairs,
will be able to recognize the different types of slab systems in Hungary (according to their material, dimensions, shape and location).
continuously extends his/her knowledge,
is open to the application of modern diagnostic and reinforcement technics,
is intent on learning and using the tools of diagnostic and reinforcement,
is intent on precise and error-free problem solving.
is able to autonomously evaluate the different methods of reinforcement, diagnostic and recognize the different structural systems and damages,
is open to new reconstruction and reinforcement methods and design procedures related to these.

Prerequisites

none

Duration

28 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

20

Access to disable

Yes

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Structural Engineering

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