TU Delft provides education in the field of Biobased Structures and Materials as well as Wood Technology. This combination is considered essential for structural designers and engineers, because building with a natural material like wood requires a good knowledge of its specific properties.
Education starts already in the 1st year of the BSc curriculum, where wood technology is part of the construction materials course (CTB1320-17). In addition to that, a basic introduction to the design of simple timber structures is given in the 3rd year (CTB3340).
Then, more specific courses in timber engineering and biobased structures and materials take place in the 1st and 2nd year of the MSc curriculum. Advanced structural engineering applications are studied both in courses and in design studies, dealing with special subjects such as:
- Wood technology;
- Wood mechanics;
- Service life modelling;
- Numerical modelling of biobased and timber structures;
- Densified veneer wood joints;
- Timber earthquake engineering;
- Fire safety;
During the lectures, also the latest developments in research about these topics within our group are addressed.
Specific courses concerning timber engineering and the study of biobased structures and materials are CIE4110 and CIE5124, but timber is also included, among other topics, as part of other more general courses:
- In CIE4240-19 damage and failure mechanisms of timber structural elements is addressed;
- In CIE5126 fatigue of timber connections is presented;
- In CIE5128 retrofitting of timber structural elements by means of FRP is examined;
- In CIE5131 the behaviour of timber structures under fire is discussed.
Detailed and up to date information on courses can be found on www.studyguide.tudelft.nl.
An overview of both BSc and MSc courses in which our research group is involved can be found by clicking the links below: