317.531 Lightweight Structures
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

design structures from the perspective of lightweight construction in such a way that they have the lowest possible mass when fulfilling the requirements for their use based on the fundamentals of strength of materials, machine elements, materials science and engineering design. Students are thus able to

•    list lightweight construction measures and describe typical lightweight construction methods
•    deal with the fundamentals of stress analysis as well as basic and lightweight-relevant aspects of classical plasticity theory
•    calculate stress states in homogeneous and inhomogeneous bending beams with elastic material behavior as well as residual stress states in homogeneous bending beams with elastoplastic material behavior, when loaded beyond the elastic limit
•    estimate the fatigue behavior of cyclically inelastically  loaded structures using Melan's shake down theorem
•    evaluate materials for their suitability for lightweight design
•    describe the technological basics of fiber-reinforced plastics
•    analyze multilayer composite shells made of fiber composite materials using the simplified laminate theory
•    explain the simplifying assumptions of the shear web theory to apply this theory to strength analysis of orthogonally stiffened thin-walled structures
•    calculate stresses and deformations  in rod-shaped, thin-walled lightweight constructions with open and closed profile cross-sections under transverse loading and torsion
•    apply the force and the  displacement method to statically indeterminate, linear elastic lightweight constructions
•    explain the difference between a continuous system and a system discretized with Ritz approach and to apply the Ritz method
•    describe different types of loss of stability of equilibrium loss using load-displacement diagrams of specific lightweight constructions and evaluate the influence of imperfections and post-buckling behavior
•    explain instabilities on different length scales
•    describe the stability behavior of thin-walled lightweight structures (bars, plates, shells) and perform stability analyses
•    tell the principles, designs  and fields of application of sandwich constructions as well as their advantages and disadvantages
•    explain forms of stability loss of sandwich panels and to determine corresponding critical loads
•    provide an overview of the principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics for monotonic and cyclic loads and to carry out analyses of components containing cracks with regard to fracture and crack propagation.

Subject of course

•    Applications and measures of Lightweight Design
•    lightweight construction methods
•    lightweight-relevant fundamental methods of stress analysis including basic aspects of the classical plasticity theory
•    materials for light weight structures and their properties (especially composite materials and compounds)
•    lightweight idealization concepts for shear webs and thin walled slender lightweight constructions
•    force and the  displacement method
•    methods of the stability analysis of light weight structures e.g. beams, trusses, shells
•    sandwich structures
•    basic principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics

Teaching methods

Lecture: Frontal presentation with slides. The subject matter is explained on the basis of real show pieces, videos, experiments. Additional notes and explanations are discussed on the board.
Tutorial: the methods of lightweight design are applied to on practice relevant examples. Exercises on the current contents are handed out, the solutions of which are discussed in the following practice session. In addition, to refresh the fundamentals needed in lightweight construction at the beginning of the semester, two LVA units are offered: "Grundlagenauffrischung Teil 1 & Teil 2".

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

The course notes for lectures and tutorials can be downloaded  in TISS (only for personal use!) in the end of September..

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue08:00 - 10:0001.10.2019 - 17.12.2019Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed10:00 - 12:0002.10.2019 - 29.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Mon10:00 - 12:0007.10.2019GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue08:00 - 10:0007.01.2020 - 14.01.2020Seminarraum BA 02A Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Tue08:00 - 10:0021.01.2020Seminarraum BA 02B Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Lightweight Structures - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue01.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil: Grundlagenauffrischung 1
Wed02.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Mon07.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue08.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil: Grundlagenauffrischung 2
Wed09.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue15.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed16.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue22.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed23.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue29.10.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed30.10.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue05.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed06.11.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue12.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed13.11.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue19.11.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed20.11.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Wed27.11.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil
Tue03.12.201908:00 - 10:00Seminarraum BA 05 Leichtbau-VU Übungsteil
Wed04.12.201910:00 - 12:00GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Leichtbau VU - Vorlesungsteil

Examination modalities

The grading of this LVA takes place via the evaluation of the following partial examinations:

- Part 1: accompanying performance evaluation of written tasks for the practical application of the content of the lecture. There are 2 colloquia with corresponding replacement colloquia offered. For the assessment of Part 1, the results of the 1st colloquium or 1st substitute colloquium and the 2nd colloquium or 2nd substitute colloquium are used. It is positive if at least 10 out of the maximum 20 points were achieved in the two colloquia. The participation in the substitute colloquia is intended for those students who were prevented (ill) at the respective regular colloquium or were assessed negatively.
           
- Part 2: final written theoretical part of the examination. This can only be completed after a positive assessment of Part 1. After successfully completing part 2 of the examination, by achieving at least 10 of the maximum possible 20 points, the overall grade of the lightweight design lecture VU is determined on the basis of the results achieved in parts 1 and 2.

Students who have successfully completed written part 1 of Leichtbau VU in the winter semesters 2015/2016, 2016/17 or 2017/18 can also take part 2 as a written theoretical exam.

It is necessary to register for the colloquia as well as for the written theoretical part 2 in TISS. If you do not unsubscribe in time (up to two days before the respective date), you will be banned for the following 8 weeks!

At the colloquia you are allowed to use your own notes and paper copies of the scripts as well as printed literature. If documents other than the scripts are used, this must be documented in the written examination by citation.
The use of calculators - without combination with the following listed electronic devices - is allowed at the colloquia. The use of the Internet and the use of mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops and other electronic means of communication during the colloquium is prohibited! In the written theoretical part 2, neither documents nor electronic aids are allowed.

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed08:00 - 10:0018.12.2019GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written04.12.2019 00:00 - 16.12.2019 08:00TISSLeichtbau VU 1. Ersatzkolloquium
Wed08:00 - 10:0018.12.2019GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written04.12.2019 08:00 - 16.12.2019 08:00TISSLeichtbau VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil
Tue07:45 - 10:0028.01.2020FH Hörsaal 5 written07.01.2020 08:00 - 21.01.2020 22:00TISSLeichtbau VU 2.Kolloquium
Wed10:00 - 12:0029.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written14.01.2020 08:00 - 27.01.2020 07:59TISSLeichtbau VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil
Tue08:00 - 10:0003.03.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written18.02.2020 08:00 - 01.03.2020 23:00TISSLeichtbau VU 2. Ersatzkolloquium
Tue08:00 - 10:0003.03.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written18.02.2020 08:00 - 01.03.2020 08:00TISSLeichtbau-VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil
Fri08:00 - 10:0020.03.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written06.03.2020 08:00 - 18.03.2020 07:59TISSLeichtbau-VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil
Fri11:00 - 13:0015.05.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written01.05.2020 08:00 - 13.05.2020 07:59TISSLeichtbau-VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil
Fri08:00 - 10:0019.06.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums written05.06.2020 08:00 - 17.06.2020 07:59TISSLeichtbau-VU theoretischer schriftlicher Prüfungsteil

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2019 09:00 19.11.2019 09:00 02.12.2019 09:00

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Theoretische schriftliche Pruefung 29.01.202022.01.2020 11:0027.01.2020 07:59

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

The Manuscripts of  both lecture parts will be available in TISS in the end of September.

Previous knowledge

Knowledge in solid mechanics

 

Language

German