AF232U Design of Timber-Based Hybrid Structures 7.5 credits
Design av träbaserade hybridkonstruktioner
Education cycleSecond cycle
Main field of studyBuilt Environment
Grading scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)
Language of instruction
Form of study
Number of places *
*) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the student should:
- Understand the physical and mechanical behaviour of different wood species and wood-based materials.
- Have general knowledge of the physical and mechanical behaviour of some materials which can be used in combination with wood.
- Understand both possibilities and limitations of timber when used in structures.
- Understand, analyse and design wood-based hybrid components.
- Understand, analyse and design wood-based hybrid systems.
- Gain knowledge about connection techniques for timber-based hybrid members and structures.
- Be able to analyse and design timber-based hybrid components with partial and complete composite action.
- Be aware about possible failure modes of hybrid structures.
Course main content
The structure of wood and its properties
- Mechanical properties
- Physical properties
- Improved durability- Wood modification methods etc.
- Significant properties of some timber species (eg spruce, pine, beech birch)
Engineered wood products (EWP)
Mechanical and physical properties of certain construction materials
Wood-based hybrid components and- system, an overview.
Mechanical connections, an overview
Adhesion and adhesives, an overview
Theory of full and partial interaction between different components.
- Hybrid components (beams, columns, floors, trusses)
- Wood and metal
- Wood and glass
- Wood and concrete
- Long-term behaviour (creep)
- Shear and peeling stress
Hybrid system (halls, multi-storey buildings, bridges, etc.)
Architecture with timber-based hybrid structures.
150 credits (credits) including courses in building material, structural mechanics and structural engineering equivalent to a minimum of 22.5 credits or equivalent competence.
Documented skills in English B or the equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).
Illston, J. M. and Domone, P. L. J, (Oath.). Construction Material. Their Nature and Behaviour.
Spon PressPrint ISBN: 978-0-419-25860-5, eBook ISBN: 978-0-203-47898-1.
Scientific articles, reports and supplementary literature are available on Learning Management Systems, LMS, during course.
- LAB1 - Lab work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project work, 3.5, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Passed project assignment, exercises, laboratory part and written examination.
Roberto Crocetti (Crocetti@kth.se)
Magnus Wålinder <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2018.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2018.