Introduction to Civil Engineering
1. To identify the challenges of Civil Engineering and the roles played by a civil engineer in the society, inserting them in a historical perspective.
2. To know the main skills and functions required to a civil engineer.
3. To enumerate the essential aspects of the basic formation of a civil engineer.
4. To introduce some important basic knowledge in different areas of application of Civil Engineering.
António Manuel Pinho Ramos, Carla Alexandra da Cruz Marchão
Weekly - 3
Total - 46
Bazzo, W.; Pereira, L.: "Introdução à Engenharia", Editora da Universidade Católica de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, 2006
Pereira, F. G.: “História da Engenharia em Portugal”, Publindustria, Lisboa, 2010
Landels, J. G.: “Engineering in the Ancient World”, Ed. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2000
Timoshenko, S. P.: “History of Strength of Materials“, Ed. Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1982
Hill, D.: “A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times”, Ed. Routledge, New York, 1996
Torroja, E.: “Razon y Ser de los Tipos Estructurales”, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, 1991
Mainstone, R. J.: "Development in Structural Form", Architectural Press, London, 1998
Salvadori, M.: "Why Buildings stand up. The Strength of Architecture". W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1980
The lessons consist of sessions for explanation of subjects and domains of application of Civil Engineering, stimulating the participation of students and allocating space for discussion and clarification of doubts.
In addition to the lessons, teaching is given in lectures and visits, which provide a widened vision of the diverse features of Civil Engineering and the exercise of the profession.
- Introduction to structural behaviour
- Architecture and planning
- Steel Structures
- History of reinforced concrete
- Earthquakes and seismic engineering
- Bridge engineering
- Dam engineering
- Wind towers
- Construction Management and Technologies
- Buildings, Energy and Comfort
-Communication and Transportation routes
- Geotechnical studies associated with the design of a civil engineering project
- The inclination to geotechnics in civil engineering - the case of the Tower of Pisa
- Maritime Transport and Ports