Structural Aluminium

Course Information
TitleΔΟΜΙΚΟ ΑΛΟΥΜΙΝΙΟ / Structural Aluminium
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600003431

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

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses843
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ5100
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge on Structural Analysis, Knowledge on Strength of Materials, Metal Structures I, Metal Structures II
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of "Structural Aluminium", the students are expected to: 1) Obtain knowledge on properties of structural aluminium and its alloys. 2) Increase familiarity on design aspects of aluminium structures. 3) Be able to use current codification provisions (Eurocode 9) 4) To know data on aluminium industry and relative building products 5) To be able to cooperate (through the collaborative project) and to be introduced to scientific writing.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Aluminium and aluminium alloys- Material properties. Manufacture. Extrusion. Aluminium load bearing structures.Eurocode 9 provisions and design criteria. Local buckling. Heat affected zones. Aluminium connections. Special aspects in execution.
Aluminium and aluminium alloys, Builidng applications, Eurocode 9, Αluminium connections
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Powerpoint, elearning
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20.1
Written assigments30.1
Invited lectures by well established experts in the field of structural aluminium0
Student Assessment
-Written examination at the end of semester -Scientific paper/report produced by group of 2 or 3 co-authors (Optional, 30% contribution to final score, submission only at the end of spring semester)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φέρουσες Kατασκευές Αλουμινίου-Αρχές Σχεδιασμού και Παραδείγματα στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωκώδικα 9, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 2016 (Κωδικός Ευδοξος: 50659330, ISBN: 978-960-456-448-4)
Additional bibliography for study
F.M. Mazzolani, Aluminium alloy structures, CRC Press, London, 1994
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