3602277: Structural Design 1

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Semester:WS 13/14
Type:Lecture / Exercise
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:21.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


Principles of structural analysis

  • Introduction, forces in a plane, equilibrium conditions
  • Impact on load-bearing structures, supporting reactions
  • Static forces of statically determinate supports
  • Stability of load-bearing structures

Lecture Goals

In line with the objectives of the module Building Technology I the goal of this course is to introduce the principles of structural analysis.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • understanding of static systems, the ability to calculate forces graphically and analytically in a simple system and familiarity with various types of impact and static forces in statically determinate supports.
  • familiarity with the principles of building reinforcement and the ability to design a building in accordance with its overall stability.
  • understanding of the principles of structural analysis and the ability to apply these skills in the context of coherent design projects.
  • the ability to adequately manage time and physical resources for projects, both in terms of individual work input and as a member of a team.
  • the ability to outline ideas, information and individual projects in a comprehensible manner visually, in oral or written form.
  • the ability to communicate complex ideas to fellow students and instructors in a well-structured and coherent manner.
  • the ability to present and evaluate arguments, information and ideas relevant to the discipline of architecture.

Lectures Method

  • Lecture followed by practical examples
  • Construction site visits and building inspections

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree program


Course script, codes (Normenwerke SIA and Eurocode), charts

Exam Modalities

Written examination of the learning outcomes of the course


The course has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).
The module grade will be determined from the weighted average of the single course grades:

Building Construction 1 33%
Structural Design 1 33%
Building Physics 1 33%


17.09.201310:15 - 11:45S9
24.09.201310:15 - 11:45S9
01.10.201310:15 - 11:45S9
08.10.201310:15 - 11:45S9
15.10.201310:15 - 11:45S9
22.10.201310:15 - 11:45S9
29.10.201310:15 - 11:45S9
12.11.201310:15 - 11:45S9
19.11.201310:15 - 11:45S9
26.11.201310:15 - 11:45S9
03.12.201310:15 - 11:45S9
10.12.201310:15 - 11:45S9
14.01.201410:15 - 12:00S3


  • PAR_BA Tragwerkslehre 1 (WS 13/14, bewertet)
  • PAR_BA Tragwerkslehre 1 (SS 14, bewertet)