Structural design (structural planning) is important for architectural design, regardless of the design or structure. Structural design applies universal structural technology to adapt to the individuality of each building. It is important to find a balance between the required criteria, combining so-called universality and individuality. The instructor in this course explains the principles of structural planning, while introducing students to ample structural design examples, including the process used to create them.
The goal of this course is for students to learn practical structural design, and specifically it is comprised of two elements. First is learning structural design examples, gaining an understanding of structural design principles through them. The other is gaining an understanding of lecture content to then analyze the structural design of real buildings .
Students will be able to do the following by taking this course.
1) To think about the relationship between architectural design and structural design, and to create a structural design plan for a building
2) To understand the relationship between structural mechanics, material mechanics, vibrational science, etc. and structural design and to learn the basics of making technical decisions
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|The lecturer has done structural design for 44 years. The lecturer has designed various kind of buildings with many architect, and practical examples are introduced in the lecture.|
Structural design, Structural plan
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Theory of structural design is provided using a distributing documents following each theme. Students are required to submit assignments. Also students have to make presentations of the assignments and arguments for those.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Role of structural engineer||Students will gain understandings of a role of structural engineers|
|Class 2||Content and process of structural design||Students will gain understandings of the relationships between architectural design and structural design as well as the process of structural design|
|Class 3||Structural design for large span buidings||Students will gain an understanding of controlling forces for large span buildings|
|Class 4||Characteristic and design of reinforced conctrete structures||Learning roles of material characteristics in structural design of reinforced concrete structures|
|Class 5||Characteristic and design of steel structures||Learning roles of material characteristics in structural design of steel structures|
|Class 6||Characteristic and design of timber structures||Learning roles of material characteristics in structural design of timber structures|
|Class 7||Structural design of hybrid structures||Learning hybrid structures system|
|Class 8||Survey and presentation of structural design 1||Learning relationships between design and structure by reviewing actual projects|
|Class 9||Survey and presentation of structural design ２||Learning relationships between design and structure by reviewing actual projects|
|Class 10||Survey and presentation of structural design ３||Learning relationships between design and structure by reviewing actual projects|
|Class 11||Structural design of the building which has complicated function and form 1||Learning integration between architectural design and structural design|
|Class 12||Structural design of the building which has complicated function and form ２||Learning integration between architectural design and structural design|
|Class 13||Structural design of isolated structures, and vibration controlled structures.||Students will gain an understanding of principal and application about isolated structure and vibration controlled structures.|
|Class 14||Structural design for retrofitting buildings||Students will gain an understanding of structural design for retrofitting buildings|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 30 minutes preparing for class and another 30 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Y.Kanebako: Theory and Practice for Structural Design, Kenchiku-gijyutu, 2010
Y.Kanebako:Structural Design payed attention detail.
K.Watanabe, M.Araya, Y.Kanebako: VA Endeavor for Structural Design
Grades are determined based on presentation of problem exercises (60%) and reports (40%).
Comprehension of Japanese