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CIVL5535: Building Envelope and Adaptive Engineering

Students will gain insight into the role, behaviour and design from an engineering viewpoint of adaptive technologies and building envelopes. The Unit of Study is articulated in the following three components. In the initial part of the Unit of Study, students are exposed to available building envelope technologies and their engineering challenges. Based on selected case studies, key aspects governing their design, manufacturing, erection and performance are covered. Examples are presented on how structural adaptation provides buildings and structures with additional functionalities that can vary over time and that, otherwise, could not be achieved with conventional structural solutions. In the second part of the Unit of study, students are introduced to basic methodologies that can be used for the engineering analysis and design of adaptive components and systems. In this part, students are also exposed to the needs and complexity in performing optimisation studies to satisfy specific project design requirements. Latest trends in adaptive technologies and building envelope engineering are presented in the remaining part of the Unit of Study.

Code CIVL5535
Academic unit Engineering - Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering and CIVL2110 Materials and CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics and MATH2061 Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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