The Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (CWE) of RWTH Aachen University is the leading institution behind the academic content. CWE offers longstanding expertise in structural dynamics and runs comprehensive efficient and highly specialized testing facilities. The teaching is supported by experts from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and the University of Pisa.
Academic Content & Certificates
The core focus of this Summer School is the analysis and design of industrial facilities in regard to exceptional and dynamic loads. During the conceptual design process of industrial structures and components, these dynamic loads give rise to problems that challenge the collaboration between mechanical and civil engineering. The program provides students with an insight not only into technical but also socioeconomic aspects of today's interconnected industrial world.
Students will explore the following subjects:
Structural Analysis of Industrial Facilities
- Understanding the basics of structural analysis
- Idealization of the static systems
- Structural elements in the design
- Modelling of structures using current software
Global Analysis: Definition of Actions on Industrial Facilities
- Introduction – good and bad vibrations
- Identification of different vibration types
- Measurement of vibrations
- Analytical calculation with practical application
- Overall structure – structural dynamic
Global Analysis: Response of Structures
- Structural members in practice
- Experimental determination of structural performance
Improving and Monitoring the Dynamic Response of Structures
- Introduction – good and bad vibrations: Explanation of vibrations due to civil engineering
- Measurements of vibrations
- Analytical calculation of dynamic problems
- Structural engineering with special focus on structural dynamics
Identification and Modelling of Non-Structural Industrial Components
- Part I – Risk analysis, exceptional actions
- Structural response and interaction
- Design for performance
- Part II – Industrial components – overview
- Piping systems, storage tanks, pressure vessels, silos
Identification and Modelling of Structures: From Buildings to Structures
- Industries & industrial buildings – first block presents different industries and typical buildings in the frame of that industries
- Calculation models of industrial structures – second block gives selection of most often used building types, the way they are idealized, mathematical models as well as typical diagrams of internal forces/stress
Identification and Modelling of Structures: Integration of Components in Structures
- Fundamentals of structural dynamics applied on single degree or simple multi degrees of freedom systems
- Understanding the most relevant analysis methods for industrial facilities subject to earthquakes
- Performing a simplified analysis of a frame steel structure under dynamic actions
Design of Silo and Tank Structures under Seismic Loading Conditions
- Seismic damages
- Seismic hazard
- Codes and guidelines
- Silos & liquid filled tanks
- Assessment of existing facilities
Self-Management Skills for Engineers
- Engineers manage and lead projects, teams, organizations on daily basis
- Self-management is about how you direct your own activities toward the achievement of objectives
- An effective engineer must first lead and manage themselves by reflecting on one’s behavior and experience, managing one’s time, establishing personal goals, handling stress, etc.
At the end of the program, students will take part in a written final exam or final presentation over the course. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Executive Certificate from RWTH Aachen University stating your final grade of the course.
Certificate and Workload
At the end of the Summer School program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation together with a Certificate Supplement from RWTH Aachen University, stating the workload and the academic content of the Summer School.
Upon successful completion of the Summer School, you will furthermore receive an Executive Certificate and a Certificate of Performance from RWTH Aachen University, stating the final grade.
Have a look here at the workload of our Summer Schools:
|about 60 hours||2 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 90 hours||3 ECTS credits can be awarded|
|about 120 hours||4 ECTS credits can be awarded|
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser!
- Tentative Weekly Schedule | pdf, 116 KiB