207.021 Hybrid Structures and Joining Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to put the teaching content into practice, as eg. calculation and simulation of hybrid building components, detailed design and selection of joining techniques

Subject of course

A trend towards hybrid constructions in the building industry is becoming increasingly evident both nationally and internationally. The decision for a hybrid construction method can have many advantages, among others positive effects on statics, fire protection and sound insulation can be mentioned. The aim of the lecture is to refer to this new trend and prepare students for working with hybrid structures. A further aim is to work out the efficiency of the materials in combination. The topics of the course are divided into parts: 1.Part: Selection of materials and practical application of hybrid building materials and development of innovative, sustainable materials 2.Part: Joining technology (rigid and flexible joining techniques - adhesive technology, mechanical joining) and simulation of hybrid construction materials using FEM 3.Part: Verification of hybrid building materials and detailed design of joints In the first part, the material specifics of different materials and their physical properties are discussed. Furthermore, novel ecological materials are presented during the lecture. The first part will give an insight into the hybrid construction method as well as its pragmatic material mix and will show the advantages based on realized buildings. The students will learn about hybrid construction methods in new as well as in "re used"-buildings by means of practical examples. In the second part of the lecture the connections will be discussed. The individual possibilities of mechanical and adhesive joining techniques will be discussed. Simulations in the field of FEM are also presented. In the third part the individual calculation possibilities are explained. In the following, the detailed design and difficulties in the design of the junctions are dealt with. The focus here is on different calculation methods and the critical points in the planning of details with hybrid materials. Proof of performance: Calculating and designing a hybrid structure with conventional calculation models and with a simulation. Oral examination with discussion of the calculated example.

Teaching methods

Submission of a (seminar) paper, introduction into the use of the corresponding standards und software applications, group work, discussion and presentation of case studies, …

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Script available in "Graphischem Zentrum"!

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Examination modalities

Written and oral exam!

Course registration

Registration modalities

Next time WS 2924/25!!!


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


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