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Program Winter Session - Module 1
Buildings (15h)

Design of light timber frame structures: General description, design for gravity and lateral load, stiffness, and design of connection systems.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (2.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (3.0 h)

5.0 h

Design of CLT structures: General description, production and installation, CLT as a structural material, design for gravity and lateral loads, stiffness, and design for connection systems.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (3.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

4.0 h

Exercise: structural design of a timber building

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Durability of timber structures, Part 2: Details to ensure durability of timber structures. Corrosion resistance in aggressive environment, design of flat roofs, and avoiding condensation risk.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Case study of timber bridges and large-span structures, Part 2: Design challenges, installation methods, and innovative solutions.

Speaker: Eng. Paolo Grossi, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Program Winter Session - Module 2

Extreme loading, dynamic behaviour and modelling (15h)

Introduction to extreme loading: Design of structures subjected to extreme loads (Wind, earthquake, fire, blast and tornadoes)

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Seismic design: Calculation methods of a structure subjected to seismic loads, connection types, ductility and energy dissipation of energy, and design of shear walls and diaphragms.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (2.0h) + Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (2.0h)

4.0 h

Modelling: Modelling of structures using finite elements, calculation of horizontal forces on the different shear walls and on connections.

Speaker: Dr.  Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (1.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

2.0 h

Fire design level 2: Calculation methods for structural elements and connections protected and not protected, fire design of CLT.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi, ETH Zurich

3.0 h

Exercise: seismic, modelling  and fire

Speaker: Eng. Matteo Andreottola, Rothoblaas

2.0 h

Structural design for Blast and Tornados

Speaker: Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa

1.0 h

Discussion and presentations by attendees: Final design exercise where attendees carry out design of a mass timber structure for fire, seismic actions and extreme loadings and discuss the design choices with the rest of the group and instructors.

Speaker: Dr. Eng. Daniele Casagrande, CNR IBE (1.0 h), Prof. Eng. Ghasan Doudak, University of Ottawa (1.0 h)

2.0 h

Winter Session

12th - 16th of December 2022 | € 1.800 Pre-booking 2nd of May (full price € 2.100)

The aim of the course is to offer a more specific and high level knowledge than the previous one, with in-depth studies on CLT structures, Timber Frame, durability, seismic calculation and fire resistance, structural modelling and exceptional loads (explosions and tornadoes).

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