101-0637-01L  Timber Structures I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersA. Frangi, I. Burgert, G. Fink, R. Steiger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentRemark: Students in Civil Engineering must enrol this course as a year course Timber Structures I+II.


AbstractConceptual design, detailing and structural analysis of multi-storey timber buildings as well as timber roof structures and halls.
ObjectiveComprehension and application of basic knowledge of structural timber design including material behaviour especially anisotropy, moisture and long duration effects and their consideration in structural analysis and detailing.
Conceptual design, detailing and structural analysis of multi-storey timber buildings as well as timber roof structures and halls.
ContentField of application of timber structures; Timber as building material (wood structure, physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood-based products); Durability; Principles of design and dimensioning; Connections (dowels, nails, screws, glued connections); Timber components and assemblies (mechanically jointed beams, trusses); Design and detaling of multi-storey timber buildings as well as timber roof structures and halls.
Lecture notesAutography Timber Structures
Copies of lecture slides
LiteratureTimber design tables HBT 1, Lignum
Swiss Standard SIA 265
Swiss Standard SIA 265/1
Eurocode 5