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Anti-Corrosion and Fire-Resistant Systems in Buildings and Structures
This subject allows students to be acquainted with the regulations for and the contemporary systems of the anti-corrosion (AC) and the fire-resistant (FR) protection of buildings and structures. This is a quite up-to-date issue in the country given the more strict requirements in the field ensuing from the necessity of harmonization of the regulations with the respective ones adopted in EU. Besides, the AC and FR systems in existing buildings need serious observation and rehabilitation in ...
Composite Steel and Concrete Structures
In Bulgaria there is no design code for this contemporary and widely spread type of structures. Therefore, the course is based entirely on the European Code pr EN 1994-1-1. 2003 and the codes for steel and reinforced concrete and comprises all the issues contained therein. After finishing the course students acquire skills to design composite steel and concrete slabs, beams and columns for buildings in limit and operational states.
Composite Steel and Concrete Structures
In Bulgaria there is no design code for this contemporary and widely spread type of structures. Therefore, the course is based entirely on the European Code pr EN 1994-1-1. 2003 and the codes for steel and reinforced concrete and comprises all the issues contained therein. After finishing the course students acquire skills to design composite steel and concrete slabs, beams and columns for buildings in limit and operational states.
Design of Steel Structures according to Eurocode 3
The discipline “Design of steel structures according to Eurocode 3” gives the possibility to students to master the basic situations of European codes for analysis and design of steel structures. Lectures encompass the most important sections of Eurocode 3 with nine subjects in total. The project of one – storey single span building includes design of basic structural elements – column and beam of a frame, purlin, bracing, connections between elements, base of column. Drawing part ...
Fire Resistance of Steel and Timber Structures
After finishing the course students will obtain knowledge on: - traditional methods of passive fire protection of timber, steel, and composite members; - other methods providing fire resistance, incl. overdesign of members and using sprinklers; - calculation of protected and unprotected members to resist high temperatures.
Fire Resistance of Steel and Timber Structures
After finishing the course students will obtain knowledge on: - traditional methods of passive fire protection of timber, steel, and composite members; - other methods providing fire resistance, incl. overdesign of members and using sprinklers; - calculation of protected and unprotected members to resist high temperatures.
Metal Structures
This is the basic subject in metal structures. The course combines the long-time experience of the department in the implementation of metal structures in the country and the introduction of the last achievements of the European science and regulations in it. After finishing the course students acquire skills to dimension and detail basic members and joints of the metal structures and obtain basic knowledge in the field of structural layout and structural shaping of the traditional metal ...
Metal Structures
The aim of the course is to make an introduction to the composition of structural systems made from metals and give advanced knowledge on the structural verification and detailing of the major structural components – beams, trusses, columns, frames, etc. Considerable attention is paid to the structures of low-rise industrial buildings and to the structural design features of floor structures, roof structures, cladding, etc., which are often included as sub-systems of various structural ...
Metal Structures - Project Assignment
Guided by a teacher, students develop a project of metal bearing structure of one-story building. The project comprises: general composition of a building’s bearing structure for specific use and region, presented through assembly schemes and basic assembly details. The bearing structure’s members are calculated and their resistance, stability and rigidity are proved. Structural drawings for the basic members of the structure are developed. Joints and individual assembly details are ...
Metal Structures - Project Assignment
Guided by a teacher, students develop a project of metal bearing structure of one-story building. The project comprises: general composition of a building’s bearing structure for specific use and region, presented through assembly schemes and basic assembly details. The bearing structure’s members are calculated and their resistance, stability and rigidity are proved. Structural drawings for the basic members of the structure are developed. Joints and individual assembly details are ...
Production of Steel Structures
The subject covers the main issues of the fabrication technology for steel structures. The fabrication shop operations with sheet- and sectional steel, such as material handling, template making, laying out, punching and drilling, fitting, welding, bolting, cleaning and painting are considered along with the respective quality control procedures. Special attention is paid to the major design and detailing requirements leading to fabrication of cost-efficient steel structures.
Production of Steel Structures - Project Assignment
The subject of the course project is the development of detailed production drawings, including process charts for cutting up, operational-assembly schemes and choosing an appropriate technology for execution. Knowledge acquired from the lectures is assimilated here. Students obtain initial skills for independent solution of the most frequent technological issues in the production of metal structures. The course project is bound methodologically with the processes of structural design and ...
Reconstruction and Modernization of Buildings and Facilities with Steel Bearing Structure
The aim of the discipline is to extend and develop the knowledge of the structural engineers on specific structural and technological problems at the reconstruction and modernization of the facilities with steel bearing structure. Specific issues for the possibilities and the necessity of reconstruction of the steel frame of the facilities are considered. The general ways for reconstruction of plate and truss beams and columns are given. The possibilities for forced change of the construction ...
Reconstruction and Modernization of Steel Buildings
The aim of the discipline is to extend the knowledge of the future structural engineers on the basic problems of the reconstruction and modernization of buildings and facilities with steel bearing structure. The general ways for reconstruction of plate and truss elements – beams and columns are given, as well as the possibilities for static scheme change. The ways for strengthening of the connections with welding and bolts are considered, as well as strengthening of the different construction ...
Special Steel Structures
The course lectures cover the design of specific types of steel structures not included in the basic course on Metal Structures: shell structures, single-storey large-span buildings, multistorеy/high-rise buildings, prestressed steel structures, etc. The major components of the respective structural systems are analyzed and the essentials of relevant loads and actions, methods of analysis, design procedures and major detailing rules are given. The students acquire knowledge required for ...
Special Steel Structures
The main core of the course lectures includes the following topics: Shell structures, Single-storey large-span buildings and Multistorеy&high-rise buildings. In addition, a few other advanced topics related to the main topics are taught, such as Prestressed steel structures, Composite structures and Cable&tension structures. Upon the course completion the students will be capable of solving independently the tasks related to planning and conceptual design of the above-mentioned specific types ...
Special Steel Structures
The main core of the course lectures includes the following topics: Shell structures, Single-storey large-span buildings and Multistorеy&high-rise buildings. In addition, a few other advanced topics related to the main topics are taught, such as Prestressed steel structures, Composite structures and Cable&tension structures. Upon the course completion the students will be capable of solving independently the tasks related to planning and conceptual design of the above-mentioned specific types ...
Special Steel Structures - Project Assignment
The course design project refers to one of the specific types of steel structures covered by the lecture course. The students develop structural drawings with steel framing plans and detailing of typical joints and members of the respective structural system. The analytical part of the course project includes static and dynamic analyses based on simplified and refined (3D) models of the structure and verification calculations for the major structural members, joints and connections. The ...
Special Steel Structures - Project Assignment
The course design project involves the task of structural design of a single-storey large-span building with steel structure (sports hall or exhibition center). It includes static and dynamic analyses based on simplified and refined (3-D) models of the structure and verification calculations for the major structural members, joints and connections. The students develop a few structural drawings with steel framing plans and detailing of typical joints and members.
Steel and Timber Structures
The discipline covers the basic concepts, connected with the design of steel and timber structures. Special attention is paid to the structural composition, morphology and realization of the different parts in the structural complex. The foundations of calculation and dimensioning of steel and timber elements and structural parts are discussed. The aim of the discipline is to develop knowledge for assessment of the abilities of the structures and to realize efficient co-operation with ...
Steel and Timber Structures
The subject “Steel and Timber Structures”is aimed to acquaint students with the ways of calculation, dimensioning and structural arrangement of bearing members of steel and timber as well as with the design and structural composition of steel and timber structures in civil engineering, and particularly, in hydraulic engineering. Upon finishing the course, students are able to draw up structural schemes, to dimension steel, timber and steel-timber structures for buildings and hydraulic ...
Steel and Timber Structures
The subject “Steel and Timber Structures”is aimed to acquaint students with the ways of calculation, dimensioning and structural arrangement of bearing members of steel and timber as well as with the design and structural composition of steel and timber structures in civil engineering, and particularly, in hydraulic engineering. Upon finishing the course, students are able to draw up structural schemes, to dimension steel, timber and steel-timber structures for buildings and hydraulic ...
Steel and Timber Structures
The course outlines the main design principles for steel and timber structures. The behaviour and dimensioning of structural members and their joints is considered as well as the main layout solutions and structural systems. After finishing the course, students acquire skills and knowledge on computation and detailing of steel and timber structures.
Steel and Timber Structures - Project Assignment
Fundamentals of a structural project of one-storey single-span building with a steel bearing structures are being developed. The knowledge of students acquired during lectures is applied. Stress is put on detailing of joints of the steel structure. A joint of a timber truss is developed as a separate task. The aim of the project is to implement the knowledge obtained from lectures in order for students to acquire practical skills.
Steel and Timber Structures - Project Assignment
Fundamentals of structural project for one-story, one-bay building with a steel bearing structure are developed. Knowledge from the respective course is applied. The accent is put on dimensioning of basic bearing steel members, and detailing of joints of the steel structure. A joint of a timber truss is developed as a separate task. The aim of the project is students to assimilate the knowledge acquired in classes, and to gain practical experience.
Steel and Timber Structures - Project Assignment
Fundamentals of structural project for one-story, one-bay building with a steel bearing structure are developed. Knowledge from the respective course is applied. The accent is put on dimensioning of basic bearing steel members, and detailing of joints of the steel structure. A joint of a timber truss is developed as a separate task. The aim of the project is students to assimilate the knowledge acquired in classes, and to gain practical experience.
Steel and Timber Structures - Project Assignment
The subject “Steel and Timber Structures” for the degree programme “Water Supply, Sewerage and Water & Wastewater Treatment” is aimed to acquaint students with the main principles of design and execution of bearing structures of steel and timber. The most important types of structural components, connectors and fasteners are examined, as well as the main compositional aspects and structural systems for one-story and multi-story buildings having steel structures. Since each of the two ...
Steel Bridges
Specific aspects of fundamental bridge forms, conceptual and detailed design of steel bridges are discussed in the lecture course. A more detailed consideration is given to deck structures for highway and railway bridges including orthotropic steel decks, plate girders, box girders, truss girders, as well as bridge wind-bracing systems. Composite bridges are also considered. The specific aspects of bearing systems of steel bridges are discussed together with different types of bearings, ...
Steel Bridges
Specific aspects of fundamental bridge forms, conceptual and detailed design of steel bridges are discussed in the lecture course. A more detailed consideration is given to deck structures for highway and railway bridges including orthotropic steel decks, plate girders, box girders, truss girders, as well as bridge bracing systems. Composite bridges are also considered. Additional theoretical topics are also included: fatigue, shear lag in wide flanges, stability problems in plated structures. ...
Steel Bridges
Specific aspects of fundamental bridge forms, conceptual and detailed design of steel bridges are discussed in the lecture course. A more detailed consideration is given to deck structures for highway and railway bridges including orthotropic steel decks, plate girders, box girders, truss girders, as well as bridge bracing systems. Composite bridges are also considered. Additional theoretical topics are also included: fatigue, shear lag in wide flanges, stability problems in plated structures. ...
Steel Bridges - Project Assignment
The student perform structural design of a steel railway or highway girder bridge. Only the bridge superstructure is considered. The work starts with the development of the structural general arrangement. Detailed calculations are carried out of the deck structure, bracing system and the main plate- or truss girders. The primary structural joints are designed and the relevant connections are calculated. One of the bearings is also designed as steel roller or rocker beating. The drawings ...
Steel Structures
Basic knowledge is given by the lecture course on the design of members and connections of the steel structures. The steel as a structural material is presented: the typical stress-strain curve and factors affecting the behaviour; basic properties of structural steel and so on. The design of steel members under various loading conditions is considered. A more particular attention is given to some typical stability problems, including overall flexural and lateral-torsional bucking and local ...
Steel Structures Composed of Thin - Walled Cold- Formed Members
This course aims to introduce to students the design of structures composed of cold-formed members. It is based on the approaches set in Eurocode 3, part 3.1. The course consists of two parts. The first part is devoted to the behaviour of thin-walled frame members subjected to various actions. The second part considers the plane structural members composed of cold-formed metal sheets.
Structural Problems in the Reconstruction of Building with Masonry Bearing Structures
Reconstructions of the buildings with masonry structures are widely used in the building practice, mainly for buildings with low storeys (less then 3 storeys). The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the structural requirements and methods for calculation of the bearing capacity of the strengthened masonry and reinforced masonry structures. The students will get knowledge for the materials for masonry and reinforced structures, their characteristics, way of execution and methods ...
Timber and Plastic Structures
Dimensioning of timber and plastic members is taught with reference to the limit state analysis method. Joints with mechanical fasteners and glued joints for connection of timber structures are considered along with the design features for built-up members with deformable fasteners. The lectures outline the basic detailing principles for solid and lattice timber structures as well.
Timber and Plastic Structures
For learning “Timber and Plastic Structures are necessary in advance Knowledge about timber and plastic as structural materials and their behavior in different load conditions. The aim of the course is to make an introduction in designing of timber and plastic structures. After the course the students must le capable of designing the basic structures made from wood and their connections as well.
Timber and Plastic Structures - Project Assignment
One-bay one-story building’s timber structure is the subject of this project. The roof's elements: sheathing panels, joists, rafters and girders are calculated. One of the columns is made as a built-up with mechanical fasteners. The joints of principal girder are calculated and detailed. The dimensioning of the members is made according to the limit state design method with partial safety factors. General scheme of the structural component with necessary bracing is composed. Drawings of the ...
Timber Structures and Bridges
Short description is given of the mechanical properties of wood and its change under the impact of humidity, temperature, density, ultraviolet radiation, natural disadvantages and continuous loading. Dimensioning of single and composite elements, having connections that are susceptible to tension, centrical pressure, bending and pressure, or tension with bending. Connections between members without fasteners, with mechanical fasteners and bonds are considered. Main principles of constructing ...
Timber Structures and Bridges - Project Assignment
One-bay, one-story building with a timber structure is the subject of this project. The roof's elements: sheathing panels, joists, rafters and girders are calculated. One of the columns is made as a built-up with mechanical fasteners. The joints of the principal girder are calculated and detailed. Dimensioning of the members is made according to the limit state design method with partial safety factors. The general scheme of the structural components with the necessary bracing is composed. ...