Masonry Structures

Course Information
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000191

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 41
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ3800
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΤΕ0600 Structural Analysis I
  • ΤΕ0800 Structural Analysis II
Learning Outcomes
After the successful conclusion of the course, the students will be able to: - determine the mechanical properties of masonry, - design new masonry buildings, - assess and rehabilitate existing masonry buildings (including monuments).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mechanical characteristics of the constituent materials (natural stones, bricks and blocks, mortars, wood). Types of load-bearing masonry (unreinforced, reinforced, confined masonry). Mechanical behaviour of masonry under compression, flexure or shear. Strength envelopes, failure criteria and stress-strain relationships. Masonry subjected to vertical and earthquake loading. Typology of masonry buildings. Analysis, design and detailing of masonry buildings under vertical loads and earthquake actions. Damage, repair and strengthening of masonry buildings. Cultural heritage masonry structures (forms of load bearing masonry structures, behaviour under vertical loads and earthquake actions). Principles of preservation, repair and strengthening of cultural heritage masonry structures. Eurocodes for masonry buildings.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.1
Other / Others401.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86201084 Έκδοση: 1η/2019 Συγγραφείς: ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΣΠΥΡΑΚΟΣ ISBN: 978-618-00-1256-9 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 13602 Έκδοση: 1η/2004 Συγγραφείς: MIHA TOMAZEVIC ISBN: 960-209-714-0 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΛΕΙΔΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ ΕΠΕ Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΡΓΟΝΟΜΟΣ ΙΚΕ
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