Introduction to Architectural Engineering

Numbering Code U-ENG24 14051 LJ74 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.1
Instructor name HAYASHI YASUHIRO (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
TAKEWAKI IZURU (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
NISHIYAMA MINEHIRO (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
MARUYAMA TAKASHI (Disaster Prevention Research Institute Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course will provide an overview of various building structures (wooden structures, steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, composite structures, etc.), and discuss the characteristics of structural materials that comprise architecture, as well as the structural principles of architecture. These explanations will focus on the relationship between the characteristics of various types of disturbance affecting buildings (in the natural and artificial environment), on the one hand, and the response of building structures, on the other, as well as between the target performances of architectural spaces and the combined principles of structures.
Course Goals At the initial phase of the study of architectural structures, acquire the necessary fundamental knowledge and basic concepts and learn about the organization of academic systems.
Schedule and Contents Building structural mechanics and structural design, 4 classes: Building structures are deformed by the effects of various loads, and internal forces arise. We will discuss the mechanics laws governing such behavior of structures and the basic concepts of building structural mechanics that predict it, without use of mathematical formulas whenever possible. We will discuss displacement and deformation, force and equilibrium, force and deformation, mechanical characteristics of structural elements such as joists, beams and columns, and various structures such as framed structures and shell construction.

Steel structure, 3 classes: These classes will explain the following: a) raw materials of steel, ironmaking techniques and their history, properties of steel material, b) examples of buildings constructed of steel material and their detailed structures, c) process from design to construction and examples of construction. We will explain the principles of earthquake-resistant structures and base isolation in a manner that is easy to understand, and present various dampers to damper building vibration.

Structural materials in buildings, concrete structures, 4 classes: These classes will discuss basic information about main structural materials such as iron, steel, concrete, and wood. With respect to concrete and steel composite structures such as RC, SRC, and CFT, we will explain foundational structural principles, principles of resistance to dead load, live load, and earthquake load, and structural detailings of buildings in practice.

Seismic design, Soil and foundations, Wooden houses, 3 classes : Our country is a leading earthquake-prone country in the world. It is a very important issue how to design safer buildings anainst earthquakes. The generating mechanism of earthquakes, the seismic ground motion propagation in the soil, and the response of a building are explained. Then, the foundamental concept of seismic design is explained. Moreover, basic knowledge of the soil and foundations, and wooden structure are also outlined.

Confirmation of learning attainment, 1 class: This class will summarize the course and confirm learning attainment.
Evaluation Methods and Policy In addition to the final examination(80 points), an evaluation of normal points(20 points) is also performed.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) None
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