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Bachelor Professional Studies ”Civil engineering”

Self evaluation report

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (RTU)

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

RTU

STUDIES PROGRAM

CIVIL ENGINEERING”

PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S STUDIES

SELF-ASSESSMENT REPORT

RIGA, 2004

CONTENTS

1. StudiES program organizATION 3

2. Program IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS 3

2.1. Program target 3

2.2. Program tasks and results planned 3

2.3. Program implementation duration and amount 4

2.4. Education necessary for commencement of studies …4

2.5. Conformity of studies program with professional education standards 4

3. CONTENTS OF EDUCATION OFFERED 4

3.1. Amounts of program parts, distribution of their credit points 5

3.2. Specifics of Master’s work 5

3.3. Program realization 6

3.4. State examination 6

4. STUDENTS 6

5. ACADEMIC personNEL 8

  1. ACADEMIC personNEL RESEARCH WORK …………………………9

7. GRADING SYSTEM 11

  1. MATERIAL BASIS NECESSARY FOR ACQUISITION OF PROGRAM 11

  2. ESTIMATION OF EXPENSES PER ONE MASTER 11

  1. INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF PROGRAM 11

11. SELF-ASSESSMENT – SVID ANALYSIS 15

12. INQUIRY RESULTS 16

13. PROPOSALS FOR WORK QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. 17

  1. Organization of studies program

Bachelor’s professional studies in program “Civil Engineering” have been started up according to RTU Senate resolution No. 477, April 28, 2003 “RTU Senate resolution on introduction of program “Civil Engineering”, by means of which there’s also approved such studies curriculum (“Appendix “Studies contents and description of implementation”).

Civil engineers were prepared in Latvia’s first technical higher school in Riga Polytechnikum starting from its establishing in 1868. Faculty of Civil Engineering was one of four initial higher school faculties. After restoration of Riga Polytechnical Institute in 1958 civil engineers were prepared in Faculty of Construction. In that time training of civil engineers was carried out according to the USSR standard program, the initial code of which was 1202, but later was replaced by code 2309. In the Faculty there were three profiled chairs, which depending upon the student’s selected profile specialize in the direction of Civil and Industrial buildings’ construction, in the direction of Construction works performance technology and in the direction of Buildings’ and engineering construction structures designing. Within the time period from 1958 until 2002 there have been prepared 2000 civil engineers. In 2000 due to a rapid increase of the amount of construction in RTU there was started up a four-year engineer studies program: Civil engineering (Studies program codes RBVB5, RBVB1 and RBPB6, approved in RTU Senate on January 31, 2000, minutes No. 466); code of the to-be-acquired profession in compliance with classifier of professions (PK) – PK 214201 – civil ENGINEER; PK 214202 – buildings’ carcass civil ENGINEER, PK 214205 – buildings’ civil ENGINEER, 214127 – civil engineering TECHNOLOGIST). RBVB programs were internationally accredited for 2 years and currently, by restructuring it in compliance with Cabinet of Ministers regulations No. 481 “Regulations on level two professional higher education state standard” and by eliminating shortcomings indicated by international accreditation commission, it has been taken as basis for elaboration of bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering”.

Bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering” with code BCBO is being realized in RTU Building Production Institute of Faculty of Construction, Construction and Reconstruction Institute and Institute of Materials and Structures. As head of program appointed there is Building Production Institute director J. Grabis. In the event should there be interrupted realization of the said program, students will be transferred to the academic studies program “Civil engineering science”, having been in 2001 accredited for 6 years (see Appendix “Agreement contract on possibilities to continue education”).

2. Program implementation conditions

2.1 Program goal

Bachelor’s professional studies goal shall be to ensure level 2 professional higher education in the branch of construction, in order to prepare the engineer for independent work as well as to ensure professional bachelor’s degree providing a possibility to continue studies in professional/academic undergraduate courses.

2.2 Program tasks and results planned

Civil engineering program bachelor’s professional studies curriculum shall envisage in lectures, practical lessons and in permanent literature studies to deeper acquire fundamental sciences, technical and economic subjects in conformity with direction of civil engineering, as well as humanitarian and social subjects.

As a result of bachelor’s professional studies the student acquires necessary knowledge in order to be able to continue studies in professional/academic undergraduate courses. During bachelor’s professional studies the student shall acquire:

  • research work and technical literature analysis skills in the branch of civil engineering;

  • skills to use theoretical knowledge for formulation of viewpoint on concrete tasks and solution in the branch of civil engineering;

  • skills to obtain and use experimental data and relevant programs;

  • at least 26 weeks long practical work experience.

Bachelor’s professional degree studies ensure knowledge setting high extent of culture and intelligence, allowing to start up public and professional activities and contacting with Latvia’s and foreign academic and professional circles.

2.3 Program implementation duration and amount

Program shall envisage studies duration of 4.5 years with amount of 180 CP. After completion of studies and defending of bachelor’s degree the student shall acquire bachelor’s professional degree in civil engineering and engineer’s qualification in civil engineering.

2.4 Education necessary for commencement of studies

In civil engineering program professional bachelor’s studies admitted there are applicants with general secondary education or approximated to it education.

2.5. Studies program conformity with professional education standard.

Bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil engineering” is established in compliance with Cabinet of Ministers regulations No. 481, November 20, 2001 “Regulations on level two professional education state standard” and in full complies with its requirements.

3. Contents of education offered

Civil engineering bachelor’s professional studies program envisages general educational courses in conformity with the profile – mathematics, economy, basis of interrelation, introduction into civil engineering; theoretical basic courses of the branch – physics, computer science, descriptive geometry and engineering graphics, computer graphics, construction physics, basis of material science, building materials, engineering geology, construction mechanics, final elements method in construction, theories of probability in engineering calculations, additional sections of mathematics (in construction); professional specialization courses of the branch – computer training (special course for builders), basis of labor protection, civil defense, geodesy, basic course of architecture designing, building machines, technology of building works and labor safety, building structures, metal structures, wooden and plastic structures, reinforced concrete structures, basic course of geotechnics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, water supply and sewerage, Latvia’s building norms, planning and organization of civil engineering, concrete training for engineers, experimental verifications of constructive building materials, maintenance of structures, building economy, as well as acquisition of humanitarian and social subjects and languages. Within optional possibilities envisaged there are also studies of other subjects. Since there’s envisaged also practice and elaboration of engineer project, then by completion of studies the graduate has fulfilled also requirements set in the standard of Buildings’ construction engineer profession, and, depending upon the specialization selected he may be regarded as being in full prepared for professions with codes in classifier of professions as follows: 2142 01 building-ENGINEER, 2141 02 Buildings’ carcass building-ENGINEER, 2142 05 Buildings’ building-ENGINEER, 2142 27 Civil engineering TECHNOLOGIST with qualification level 5.

3.1 Amounts of Program parts, distribution of their credit points

To make a comparison, subjects envisaged for studies should be informally split into groups. There might be assumed division as follows: VIP – general educational studies courses, NTP – technological basic courses of the branch and inf. Technology courses, NPS – professional specialization courses of the branch, HOP – humanitarian/economic and organizational subjects, VA – languages.

Civil engineering program professional bachelor’s studies structure shall be as follows:

Compulsory studies subjects 114 CP;:

-general educational studies courses (VIP) 14 CP; 7.8%

- technological basic courses of the branch and inf. Technology courses (NTP) 38 CP; 21,1%

- professional specialization courses of the branch (NPS) 62 CP; 34,4%

compulsory optional subjects18 CP;:

- professional specialization courses of the branch (NPS) 12 CP; 6,7%

- humanitarian/economic and organizational subjects (HOP) 2 CP; 1.1%

-languages (VA) 4 CP; 2.2%

free optional subjects 6 CP; 3,3%

practice 26 CP 14,4%

bachelor’s work (with engineer project) 16 CP 9,0%

In total 180 CP 100%

As one can see, in bachelor’s professional studies program there is a great share of civil engineering branch special subjects (34.4+6.7=41.1%), what allows to really consider that those having acquired bachelor’s professional degree are prepared for solution of civil engineering branch tasks, and their knowledge corresponds to Bologna declaration “undergraduate” studies level.

In compliance with Cabinet of Ministers standard level two higher professional studies, amount of general educational subjects should be at least 20 CP. Since this group includes study subjects of HOP, VA and VIP groups, then their total being (14+2+4) 20 CP, i.e. requirements of the standard have been met with.

A total amount of theoretical courses and information technology courses of the branch should be at least 36 CP. In the given program it being 44 CP, i.e. requirements of the standard have been met with.

Professional specialization courses of the branch should be at least 60 CP. In the given program it being (59+9)=68 KP, i.e. requirements of the standard have been met with.

Acquisition of bachelor’s professional studies subjects shall be graded according to 10 point system. Examinations shall be tests, study works, bachelor’s work (with project part), practical work and exams in compliance with plans of studies approved for each training year. By completion of the course of training, the student shall defend engineer project (with a part of bachelor’s work), what being dedicated to topical problems in the branch of civil engineering.

3.2. Specifics of bachelor’s work

Bachelor’s work envisages some definite research in the field of civil engineering, as well as engineer project part wherein there be elaborated a possible version of realization of the researched issue. Prior to defense of bachelor’s work, works are reviewed by reviewers approved by the order of director of the relevant institute. Defense of bachelor’s work shall take place in public, it shall be assessed by State Examination Commission appointed by RTU Rector consisting also of representatives of civil engineering branch professional associations and enterprises.

3.3. Program realization

Program shall be realized in lectures, laboratory and practical works. Program realization with distribution of lessons according to subjects and types of control see in Appendix 1.

In total envisaged there are lectures in the amount of 1,008 lecture-room lessons and laboratory works in the amount of 304 lessons. A total number of lecture-room lessons shall be 2,208 lessons, what shall comprise 76.6% of the total time of training. 256 training lessons shall be envisaged for elaboration of bachelor’s work with engineer project part.

A total number of exams – 20, tests – 49 and the number of study works – 15. Study works are envisaged in such subjects as Civil engineering mechanics, general course 2 pieces; basic course of architecture designing; Building works technology and labor safety, practical course; Building structures; Metal structures; Wooden and plastic structures, general course; Reinforced concrete structures, general course; basic course of geotechnics; Concrete training for engineers; experimental verifications of constructive building materials; as well as in four compulsory optional subjects.

3.4. State examinations

Studies final examination envisages to elaborate engineer project consisting of research part related to optimal selection of the project solution. Prior to approval of the engineer project, to-be-defended works are viewed by viewers appointed by the relevant institute director’s order.

Defending of the engineer project shall take place in public, it being assessed by RTU Rector’s appointed State Examination Commission consisting also of representatives of the civil engineering branch professional unions and enterprises.

4. Students

The number of students in Faculty of Construction is rapidly growing during last years (Table 1).

Table 1.

Years

Students enrolled

1993

89

1994

135

1995

151

1996

203

1997

168

1998

185

1999

197

2000

238

2001

240

2002

228

2003

243

To note, it has been mainly achieved by increasing the number of students in the construction program. If in the middle of nineties of the last century, when in the construction branch one could feel a kind of crisis, the number of enrolled students was one of the smallest in comparison with other RTU faculties, then now the situation has essentially changed and we are a faculty wherein according to the results of enrolment of 2003 there is the third greatest contest.

A total number of students in Faculty of Construction as of January 7, 2004 is given in Table 2. As one can see, most of all students there are in study programs “Construction science” and “Construction”. Data referring to the said programs in Table 2 are highlighted in color. To note, popularity of Construction programs has during recent years rapidly increased, but the number of budget-financed places is still relatively small. Therefore a great part of students start up their studies for a charge. It does create in students’ families an additional social tension and promote students already during their study time start up active process of working what in a final outcome does decrease the quality of studies and extend the time of studying.

PROGRAMS OF STUDIES AND STUDENTS

Levels of studies,

The number of students

programs and directions

1st year

2nd Year

3rd year

4th year

5th year

6th year

In total

Bachelor’s studies

68

95

108

 

 

 

271

Construction science (B)

35

61

80

 

 

 

 

Heat, gas and water technology (S)

23

16

20

 

 

 

 

Geodesy and cartography (G)

14

9

8

 

 

 

 

Master’s studies

 

 

 

55

47

27

130

Construction science (B)

 

 

 

28

26

13

68

Building structure and reconstruction

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

Constructive geometry and engineering computer graphics

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Transport structures

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

Civil buildings’ construction

 

 

 

28

26

2

56

Contractor-building materials producer

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

Building structures’ automatized designing

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

Heat, gas and water technology (S)

 

 

 

22

13

9

44

Heat and gas technology

 

 

 

22

13

6

41

Water technology

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

Geodesy and cartography (G)

 

 

 

5

8

5

18

Geodesy, cartography and real estate assessment

 

 

 

5

8

5

18

Professional studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

584

level 2 after bachelor’s studies

 

 

 

60

80

 

140

Construction (BGB0)

 

 

 

33

41

 

74

Transport structures (BGT0)

 

 

 

4

17

 

21

Heat, gas and water technology (BIS0)

 

 

 

15

20

 

35

Geodesy and cartography (BIG0)

 

 

 

8

2

 

10

level 2 after secondary school

118

129

73

32

 

 

352

Construction (BCB0)

117

121

64

27

 

 

329

Transport structures (BCT0)

 

 

1

17

 

 

18

Geodesy and cartography (BVG0)

1

8

9

5

 

 

23

Heat and gas technology (BVSO)

5

9

7

5

 

 

26

level 1 (college) after secondary school (K)

25

32

35

 

 

 

92

Construction (B)

25

32

35

 

 

 

92

Transport structures

25

32

35

 

 

 

92

A total number of students

 

 

 

 

 

 

985

Doctoral candidate

7

4

6

 

 

 

17

5. Academic personnel

A total number of the academic personnel involved in Civil engineering Master’s professional program of Building Production Institute, Institute of Structures and Reconstruction, Institute of Materials and Structures and RTU structural unit comprise 15 persons.

Professor, g. Kārlis Rocēns

Professor, g. Felikss Bulavs

Professor, g. Rolands Rikards

Professor, g. Andris Čate

Professor, g. Modris Dobelis

Associate professor, g. Jānis Grabis

Associate professor, g. Juris Noviks

Associate professor, g. Aleksandrs Korjakins

Associate professor, g. Raimonds Ozoliņš

Assistant professor, Dr.phil. Andris Zvejnieks

Assistant professor, g. Aigars Ūdris

Assistant professor, g. Diāna Bajāre

Assistant professor, Dr.math. Līga Biezā

Assistant professor, g. Jana Ošiņa

Assistant professor, g. Gunārs Kalniņš.

All lecturers’ work in RTU is their basic place of employment and their CVs are attached in Appendix ”Academic personnel curriculum vitae”. 92% of the said training staff have Doctor’s academic degree, i.e. standard requirements have been met with.

By analyzing the qualitative composition of the Faculty of Construction academic personnel we may conclude that the number of employees with Doctor’s of science degree (g. un. g) comprises 2/3 of the total number. Personnel structure is as follows. As one can see, by increasing the salary fund increased there’s also the number of training staff in the faculty.

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POSITION,

NUMBER, 2000

NUMBER, 2002

NUMBER, 2003

1.

Professor

5

6

9

2.

Asoc. prof.

8

8

13

3.

Assist. prof.

9

11

23

4.

Lecturer

11

6

9

5.

Assistant

1

2

7

In comparison with 2000, the average age of the training staff realizing studies programs of the Faculty of Construction structural units of Construction Science, Construction and Transport Structures has changed.

Training staff group

Average age, 2000

Average age, 2002

Average age, 2003

Professors

60,4

59,50

59,8

Assoc. prof-s

53,2

52,71

51,00

Assist. prof-s

54,3

56,38

59,2

Lecturers

56,7

44,37

45

Assistants

31,7

30,50

35

Picture 1. Faculty of Construction lecturers’ age structure

  1. Academic personnel research work

Lecturers of the Faculty of Construction participate in realization of international projects and have been engaged in activities of international organizations, as well as have given reports in conferences outside Latvia. As most significant there may be regarded activities as follows:

  • IACM member (International Association for Computational Mechanics) (R. Rikards)

  • ISMO member (International Association for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization) (R. Rikards)

  • Member of editorial board of the international magazine “Mechanics of Composite Materials” (R. Rikards)

  • Member of editorial board of the international magazine “Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures” (R. Rikards)

  • International scientific project POSICOSS (Frame 5 European Program)

  • International scientific project SANDWICH (Frame 5 European Program)

  • Lectures Advanced School “Modern Trends in Composite Laminated Mechanics”, Udine, Italy, July, 2002 (R. Rikards)

  • Undergraduate S. Ručevskis has finished (February – May of 2002) practical course in Dresden Technical University

  • In June of 2002 O. Ozoliņš defended license work in Swedish Royal University

  • In February of 2002 g. J. Barkanovs visited Dresden Technical University

  • In March of 2002 g. J. Barkānovs visited Taiwan University

  • In January and August of 2002 assoc. prof. Andris Čate visites Kassel Technical University

  • In May of 2002 g. D. Bajāre participated within Network in the 5th European Program seminar in Portugal

  • Korjakins, R. Rikards, A. Čate, H. Altenbach, Free damped vibrations of sandwich shells of revolution, 12th International conference on mechanics of composite materials, June 9 -13, 2002, Riga, Latvia

  • R. Rikards, Metamodeling techniques for structural optimization and identification with application for composites, 12th International conference on mechanics of composite materials, June 9 -13, 2002, Riga, Latvia

  • Rikards R., Investigation of Fracture Criterion for Composite using CTS Specimen. ICF 10, 10th International Conference on Fracture, 2-6 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

  • Rikards R., Response Surface Method for Solution of Structural Identification Problems. 4th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering, 26-31 May 2002, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • J. Auziņš un R. Rikards, Identification and approximation techniques for response surface method, European conference of Computational Mechanics, June, 2001, Poland, Krakow

  • R. Rikards, Response surface method for solution of structural optimization and identification problems, European conference of Computational Mechanics, June, 2001, Poland, Krakow

  • G. Šahmenko, Mechanics of composite materials, 12th International conference June 9-13, 2002, Riga, Latvia

  • Barkanov E., Chate A., Finite Element Modeling of Frequency-Dependent Dynamic Behavior of Viscoelastic Composite Structures. 5th International Symposium on Advanced Composites, 5-7 May 2003, Corfu, Greece (accepted)

  • Steering committee member of European Commission COST action "Improvement of structures’ quality by applying new technologies” (K.Rocēns)

  • Member of Regional coordination council at International Academy of Wood “Contemporary scientific problems of wood” (K.Rocēns). Expert "Wood, wooden materials, articles and structures” at Moscow State Forest Technique University (K.Rocēns)

  • Member of editorial board of the international magazine "Civil Engineering and Management" (K.Rocēns)

  • X-th International Baltic Conference "Materials Engineering & Balttrib - 2001" September 27 - 28, 2001, Jūrmala, Latvia, scientific committee member (K.Rocēns)

  • Twelfth International conference on mechanics of composite materials. June 9 -13, 2002, Riga, Latvia, local org. committee member (K.Rocēns)

  • M. Dobelis participated in international conference “ArchiCAD University Europe 2002”, Nottingham University, UK, April 4-6, on computerized designing training for builders and architects. Obtained new aids of training.

  • Descriptive geometry and engineering computer graphics professor group headed by chairman of the conference M. Dobelis on June 13 and 14 of 2002 organized in Riga International conference “Engineering Graphics BALTGRAF-6”.

  • D.Serdjuks, K.Rocens. Rational shape of square in plan saddle shape cable roof. Proceedings of the X-th International Scientific Technical Conference "Metal structures", Gdansk, 2001, vol.2, pp. 301 - 307

  • L.Pakrastiņš, K.Rocēns. Calculation of nodal displacements of hierarchic cable structures. 9.lpp.

  • J.Brauns, K.Rocēns, L.Pakrastinš Modeling of long - term creep of chipboards.

  • A. Skudra, F.Bulavs. Shear coefficient of laminated profiled beams. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences 2001, Nr. 3, p.33-38.

  • A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra, A.Kruklinsh. Stress state of uncracked reinforced concrete beam strengthened with externally bonded composite sheets. ternat.Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University. Architecture and Construction Science. Vol.2, October 11 – 13, 2001, Riga, p. 171 – 180.

  • Knets I., Filipenkovs V., Dobelis M., Vitins V. Mechanical properties of biomaterials made of mineral components, and bonding strength between bone tissue and implant.// Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics. Wroclaw, Poland, 2002.

  • Dobelis M., Knets I., Laizans J., Vitins V. 3D modeling of the human mandible for FEA study.// Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics. Wroclaw, Poland, 2002. (In press).

  • Dobelis M. Design or Drafting? ArchiCAD Versus AutoCAD.// Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference “Engineering Graphics BALTGRAF-6”. Riga, Latvia, 2002, p. 27-32.

  • Dobelis M., Dobele E. Terrain Models in Architectural CAD.// Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference “Engineering Graphics BALTGRAF-6”. Riga, Latvia, 2002, p. 59-64.

  • Dobelis M. GDL – New Era in CAD.// Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference “Engineering Graphics BALTGRAF-6”. Riga, Latvia, 2002, p. 198-203.

  1. Grading system

Acquisition of subjects of studies is graded in 10 point system in compliance with RTU Senate resolution of January 29, 2001 “On transition towards a unified grading of results of studies” and RTU Senate resolution of May 25, 2001 “On criteria for grading of results of studies”. Passed there should be tests, study works and exams in compliance with plans of studies approved for each year of training.

Questions of exams and tests are prepared by responsible applicant of the training subject on basis of the approved description of the training subject and program. Exam questions are made in such a way let the student, having prepared such, would have achieved a goal of the training subject.

Exams are taken in writing in compliance with the approved provision of 26.01.98 and 30.03.98 “On taking of exams in RTU”.

  1. Material basis necessary for acquisition of program

a) existing:

  • geotechnical laboratory;

  • library of construction literature;

  • computer rooms with access to INTERNET;

  • laboratory for verification of building materials;

  • library of normative acts;

  • laboratory for verification structures’ elements.

b) necessary:

  • construction physics laboratory;

  • acoustic research laboratory;

  • modern equipment for laboratories for verification of building materials and structures’ elements;

  • equipment for geotechnical laboratory complying with European standards;

  • field laboratory for geotechnical researches.

9. Estimation of expenses per one bachelor

Studies charge for one student on basis of RTU Senate decision on studies charge for thr training year of 2002/2003 shall be LVL 650.- per year.

10. International comparison of Program

In Europe in civil engineering branch there are two systems – continental and Anglo-Saxon. For continental system characteristic there are continuous education programs, after completion of which students acquire engineer professional qualification in a concrete specialty. In the below mentioned survey the continental system is represented by Leipzig Technical University and Prague Technical University civil engineering studies programs. Within Anglo-Saxon system first extent acquired there shall be common civil engineering subjects, by not providing any specialization in any concrete profession. Anglo-Saxon system in the survey is represented by Glasgow University.

In several European countries there are offered study programs for acquisition of construction engineer professional qualification. In recent time there’s noticed a tendency to approximate various higher school programs to each other. For example, in Leipzig Technical University and Prague Technical University duration of studies are 5 years. By comparing subjects mentioned in Leipzig Technical University, Prague Technical University and Glasgow Technical University with RTU bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering” we may conclude that contents of the education offered is similar (see Table 2). An essential difference there is lack of practice in Prague and Glasgow higher schools’ offered programs.

Tree-year professional studies program (Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)) in Civil engineering branch is realized in Leipzig technics, economy and culture higher school (Hochschule fur Technik Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig). Amount of studies are 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit points, what shall correspond to 180/1,5=120 RTU credit points. During the 6th semester students shall spend 13 weeks in practice and elaborate bachelor’s work in the amount of 8 credit points (=8 RTU credit points). After completion of studies assigned there shall be “B.Eng.” degree. As one can see, the amount of bachelor’s work is a little bit greater than that of RTU, main attention being attracted to acquisition of civil engineering general subjects, by paying lesser attention to concrete specialization, therefore there being not be assigned engineer qualification, also engineer project being not elaborated (see Table 2). After completion of four-year professional studies program there shall be elaborated engineer project (see Table 2) and there be assigned engineer qualification.

Four-year professional studies programs for acquisition of B.Eng. degree are offered in many universities of great Britain (for instance, Glasgow University), Canada (for instance, Akron University). In the said countries B.Eng. degree is assigned in civil engineering, but engineer professional qualification may be acquired after acquisition of Master of Engineering degree in the concrete direction.

Table 2

Name of subject of training

RTU

Czech

TUP

GHTW – Leipzig

Glasgow University

CP

ECTS

Cred.p.

Credit points

Credit points

Mathematics

9

15

10

30

Economy

2

3

Basis of communication

2

1

Introduction into civil engineering

1

2

5

10

Engineers’ survey

5

physical education

0

Additional sections of mathematics (in civil engineering)

4

7

40

Physics

6

7

Computer training (Basic course)

3

3

10

Descriptive geometry and engineer graphics

2

4

2

Computer graphics (civil engineering graphics)

2

Civil engineering chemistry

2

1

2

Civil engineering physics

4

4

Flow mechanics

2

Automatized designing of civil engineering structures

2

2

5

Building materials, basic course

3

4

8

10

Engineering geology, basic course

2

4

2

10

Civil engineering mechanics, introductory course

3

3

6

20

Civil engineering mechanics (general course)

5

13

4

Materials technology

2

Final elements method in civil engineering

2

4

10

Computer training (special course for builders)

2

2

10

Basis of labor protection

1

2

Civil defense

1

Geodesy

3

Geodesy practical course

2

Architecture designing, basic course)

5

6

8

40

Building machines, basic course

3

4

10

Building works technology and labor safety, practical course

6

4

10

Civil engineering structures

6

15

11

30

Metal structures

2

6

7

10

Wooden structures

3

4

3

10

Reinforced concrete structures

3

8

10

10

Geotechnics, basic course

5

9

4

40

Foundation

4

10

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

2

2

Designing of motor roads

4

10

Water supply and sewerage

2

2

8

30

Water and air quality

Hydraulics and hydrology

10

Latvia’s building normative acts

2

3

Civil engineering planning and organization

2

5

2

30

Concrete training for engineers

5

2

i

Experimental verifications of constructive building materials

2

4

4

Maintenance of structures

2

7

Civil engineering economy

3

4

Transport traffic designing

4

10

Environment protection

6

10

Course works

14

40

In civil buildings’ construction

12 KP

42

Practical civil engineering physics

2

City planning

2

Building machines, special course

2

Sanitary engineering equipment assembling technology

2

4

Special course of designing of civil engineering structures

4

4

Structures’ repair works technology

2

4

Protection of structures

2

Additional course on architecture designing

4

4

10

Environment protection in civil engineering

2

Interactive computer graphics

2

Individual construction

3

4

Buildings’ reconstruction and restoration

4

3

Structures’ surveying and verification

3

Basis of civil engineering acoustics

2

In structures’ constructions and reconstruction

12

42

Metal structures, special course

2

6

10

Wooden and plastic structures, special course

3

2

reinforced concrete structures, special course

3

6

10

Interactive computer graphics

2

Computerized designing

2

2

Metrology, research and verification of structures

2

Special courses on building structures’ automatized designing

4

Contractor

12

42

Reinforcement of building structures

2

4

Methods of research of materials

3

New building materials

3

Building elements’ protection

2

Assessment of structures

2

Environment protection in civil engineering

2

Surveying of structures

2

Technological designing

4

7

Formation of prices in civil engineering

3

Marketing in civil engineering

2

Management in civil engineering

2

2

Humanitarian (social) subjects

General sociology

2

2

10

Skills of presentation

Engineer’s written communication

Psychology of communication

10

Management sociology

2

Political science

2

Business-like etiquette

2

Social development models

2

LANGUAGES

4

4

English

4

Mother tongue

4

German

4

French

4

FREE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

6

29

10

PRACTICE

26

16

Diploma project

16

8

30

Analysis of structures of the viewed construction engineer studies programs and duration of studies allows to draw a conclusion that RTU bachelor’s professional studies program “Civil Engineering” according to contents is very similar to the viewed programs of European higher schools and universities.

    11. SWID analysis of Civil Engineering faculty

S

Weak points (WP)

Ageing personnel -1

Weak system of information -2

Bad equipment of lecture theatres -2

Lack of literature and reference sources -3

Ageing lab equipment -3

Too few lecture theatres -1

Ageing infrastructure/buildings -3

Total WP..................-15

trength points (SP)

Prestige of RTU +2

Prestige of Civil Eng. specialty +3

Quality of academic personnel +2

Quality of PC labs +3

Publication opportunities +3 +22

Relative freedom +3

Vacation in summertime +3 +20

Increasing quality of applicants +3

+18

Total SP +22

+16

SP+WP= +7 +14

+12

+10

+8

(+6;+7)

+6

+4

+2

-4 -2 +2 +4 +6 +8

Threats (T) -2 Opportunities (O)

Early job for students –1 Studies abroad +2

Competition - 1 -4 International projcts +3

Total T -2 Competition +3

-6 Total O +8

-8

O+T = 8-2=6

    Figure 2

I +D = 8-2=6

BF SVID (+6;+7)

SVID analysis of Construction and Construction Science programs allow to conclude that during the accounting period there’s noticed their further development and gradually eliminated there are drawbacks to have been indicated to by accreditation commission – for example, aging of lecturers.

12. Results of questionnaire

There was arranged a questionnaire with a purpose to clarify viewpoint of students, trainers and employers on the studies program. During its course, respondents were offered to reply to the following issues summarized in the questionnaire.

In total there were distributed 70 questionnaires, of which received back there were 61, including 3 employers’ filled in questionnaires and 6 trainers’ filled in questionnaires. Data obtained were processed as follows:

  • For the reply “To a great extent” included there were +2 points

  • For the reply “partially” included there was +1 point

  • For the reply “not at all” included there were -2 points.

According to results of the questionnaire obtained there was division of replies as follows:

Task

To a great extent

Part-ially

Not at all

To obtain ability to organize and effect experiments, analyze and interpret data obtained

7 (15%)

36 (78%)

3 (8%)

To obtain ability to elaborate algorithm ensuring achievement of the desirable

10 (22%)

32 (70%)

4 (8%)

To obtain ability to act in multi-branch teams

16 (35%)

25 (54%)

5 (11%)

To obtain ability to state, formulate and resolve engineering and technical problems

9 (20%)

34 (74%)

3 (6%)

To teach to comprehend professional and ethical responsibility

16 (35%)

25 (54%)

5 (11%)

To obtain ability to efficiently communicate

13 (29%)

28 (60%)

5 (11%)

To establish cognition on necessity of lifetime-education and ability to get involved therein

17 (37%)

20 (44%)

9 (19%)

To acquire knowledge in most topical issues of designing, maintenance and civil engineering

15 (32%)

29 (64%)

2 (4%)

To obtain ability to apply skills, knacks and modern equipment in engineering and technical practice

7 (15%)

33 (72%)

6 (13%)

The number of points obtained shall be referred against a maximum possible and expressed in percent. So, we get view on program’s strong sides and also on still to-be-perfected ones.

Bachelor’s program students as a weak link of studies regard insufficient possibilities to obtain ability to apply acquired knowledge in engineering and technical practice, as well as to establish cognition on necessity of lifetime-education and a possibility to get involved therein, but as highest they assess ability being mastered during studies to elaborate a system, component or process ensuring achievement of the desirable.

As most critical have there been employers having pointed out that the new engineers have not acquired ability to act in multi-branch teams and have rather poorly acquired ability to organize a collective job. It would also be comprehensible, for studies mainly envisage individual work. At the same time employers are satisfied with level of theoretical acquisition of civil engineering most topical novelties, but are not satisfied with practical skills of application of knowledge in practice.

Lecturers’ replies certify that in the weakest way there’s being acquired ability to organize a collective job in research of practical issues (17%). Likewise for less than 50% there’s assessed ability to-be-acquired during studies to operate in a multi-branch team. In its turn, as the highest acquired skills lecturers do regard acquired abilities to efficiently communicate, to address the audience.

The questionnaire data do provide basis for a conclusion that in total professional bachelor’s program allows to acquire good theoretical preparedness, but perfected there should be new specialists’ skills to work in a team and organize its work.

13. Proposals for work quality improvement

Faculty has great expectations in relation to operation of the newly established RTU development fund, what would allow to considerably improve the worn-out infrastructure of the Faculty.

Still topical there is a question on issuance and writing of training literature in the Latvian language. Also this is a circle of problems to be continuously resolved.

With accession to the EU much more topical there will become issue on lecturers’ remuneration in Latvia and other EU universities. Since the labor force flow within the EU territory is free, then there may occur a situation that after a successful completion of studies new specialists’ place of employment will not be in Latvia, but rather outside it. This circle of issues is apparently to be resolved on the state level.

By shortly assessing the tasks moved out and the work completed within one year’s time one may assure that 90-95% of the tasks planned have been fulfilled.

Fulfilled there is new specialists’ preparation plan set forth by RTU – Ministry of Education mutual agreement.

Generalized work self-assessment (SVID analysis) see in Fig. 3. Analysis was effected in January 2004. By taking into account work performed in semester 2, one may ascertain that the situation (weak points) has still more improved. For example, repaired there are the 1st floor corridor, 100-seat (131., 132.) etc. lecture-rooms, toilets. Gradually there is decreasing average age of the training staff.

One should realize that increasing there are also Threats. Shortage of construction engineers may create competition in their education, for example, by opening programs in LU and in “Turība”. However, also such a competition like all others is healthy and is already taking place in everyday life – it’s not a secret that wealthy contractors have already long ago been forwarding their descendents to study abroad by paying much money.

Drawbacks. Much more work should be arranged for Concrete Mechanics Laboratory restored two years ago, head of lab A.Krasņikovs (its annual return being only LVL 1304,-)

In total SVID analysis data provide basis for a conclusion that the program realization work is to be assessed positively.

Most significant achievements:

  • Partially restructured faculty;

  • Increased there’s the number of new professors and associate professors;

  • By own efforts there’s effected improvement of infrastructure: effected repair works, equipping and improvement of lecture-rooms;

  • Progress in cooperation with contractors;

  • Simultaneously with the restored professorship and alterations in legislation in relation to professors having reached their retirement age there’s felt inflow of new lecturers, more activated there’s work in the Faculty in total.

The great number and quality of students enrolled in 2003 in the 1st course (243) may in future cause overloading of the Faculty training staff, by forecasting that in first courses there will not be so large number of students discharged (in budget groups enrolled students with the average mark – 8.5), as in previous years. Therefore already today one should think on recruiting of new and qualitative training staff.

Applicant of Program

Head of RTU Civil buildings’ construction professor’s group

Associate professor Jānis Grabis.

Study subjects

RTU Faculty of computer science and information technology

Department of engineering mathematics

Course description

Course title: DDM 101 Mathematics.

Faculty: Dr. math. Līga Biezā.

Course status: RTU core course.

Study type: academic program.

Study level: bachelor program.

Course volume : 9 CP, 176 hours, including lectures -

80 hours, seminars – 96 hours.

Test format: exam.

Aim of the course: Present basic knowledge of higher mathematics.

Course objectives: Teach students basic mathematical concepts and methods, including ability to formulate statements in a logical and precise way.

Textbooks and literature list:

  1. Kronbergs E., Rivža P., Bože Dz. Augstākā matemātika. 1. un 2. daļa,

Rīga, Zvaigzne, 1988, 534 lpp., 527 lpp.

  1. Kārlis Šteiners, Biruta Siliņa. Augstākā matemātika. Lekciju konspekts

inženierzinātņu un dabaszinātņu studentiem.1. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1997,

96 lpp., 2. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1998, 115 lpp.

3. Kārlis Šteiners. Augstākā matemātika. Lekciju konspekts

inženierzinātņu un dabaszinātņu studentiem.3. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1998,

192 lpp., 4. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1999, 168 lpp.

  1. Māris Buiķis, Biruta Siliņa. Matemātika. Definīcijas. Formulas. Aprēķinu algoritmi. Zvaigzne, 1997, 288 lpp.

  1. Dz. Bože, L.Biezā, B.Siliņa, A.Strence. Uzdevumu krājums augstākajā

matemātikā. Zvaigzne, 1996, 328 lpp.

Teaching mode: Lectures, seminars and consultations.

Course evaluation: Marking scheme:

1. Tests and exam 70%

Team work 5%

Lecture attendance and

participation in discussions 5%

Individual work 20%

Total 100%

Requirements for the course: Individual homework and test completion in time, final exam completion in time.

Analysis of the course: Course contents corresponds to the requirements for engineering courses for bachelor program.

Requirements for students: Prepare lectures and textbook materials before seminars. Complete all individual work in time.

1.1.Study plan

Semester 1

N.

Topics

Lectures

Seminars

1.

Elements of linear algebra

3

3

2.

Vector algebra.

3

3

3.

Analytic geometry.

3

3

4.

Introduction to calculus.

3

3

5.

One variable differential calculus

6

6

6.

Several variables differential calculus

4

5

7.

Complex numbers

1

1

8.

2.Review

1

-

Total: 24 24

2.1.

Semester 2

N.

Topics

Lectures

Seminars

1.

The indefinite and definite integral. Improper integral.

5

8

2.

Multiple integrals

3

4

3.

3.Ordinary differential equations

4

6

4.

Numerical and functional series

3

6

5.

Review

1

-

Total: 16 24

ECONOMICS

2 credit point: 16 hr. lectures, 16 hr. laboratories

Nr.

Theme

Lectures (hr)

Laboratories

Introduction to economics

2

2

Demand and supply

2

2

Market structure

2

2

Production and costs

2

2

Capital enterprise

2

2

Optional activities and fiscal situation elements of analyze

2

2

Macroeconomics capital assents

1

1

Money, inflation and credit

1

2

State fiscal policy

2

1

Together

16

16

LITERATURE

1. Nešpors V. Ievads ekonomikā. - R.: Kamene, 2002. -193 lpp.

2. Nešpors V. Ievads mikroekonomikas teorijā. - R.: Kamene, 2003. -145 lpp.

3. Saulītis J., Šenfelde M. Ievads makroekonomikā. -R.: RTU, 2003. -171 lpp.

4. Diderihs H. Uzņēmuma ekonomika. - R: Zinātne, 2000. -515 lpp.

5. Hofs K.H. Biznesa ekonomika. - R: Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2002. -559 lpp.

6. Uzņēmējdarbības ekonomika. - R.: Kamene, 1999. -165 lpp.

7. Uzņēmējdarbības organizēšanas un plānošana. - R: Kamene, 1995. -264 lpp.

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Socioloģijas un pedagoģijas katedra

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Communication skills

Code: HPS 120

Lecturer: Sandra Gudzuka

Mg.psych., assistant professor

Curriculum: professional studies of all study profiles

Study area: academic and professional

Level of studies: professional studies of all study profiles

Credit value: 2 credit, 32 hours – 16h – lectures, 16h - seminars

Aim of the course: to develop understanding about ethical, cultural and psychological aspects of communication.

Objectives of the course: to give knowledge about the role of communicative process, its essence and different kinds in society. To improve understanding about the terms of efficient communication and personal style of communication

List of literature:

  1. L.Dubkēvičs, I.Ķestere. Saskarsme. Lietišķā etiķete. R. 2003.

  2. V.Kincāns. Etiķete sadzīvē, lietišķajos kontaktos, starptautiskajās attiecībās. R. 2000.

  3. S.Omārova. Cilvēks runā ar cilvēku. R. 1996.

  4. A.Pīzs. Ķermeņa valoda. R. 1994

  5. V.Veics. Uzvedības kultūra saskarsmē. 1.,2. daļas. R. 2000.

Methods of teaching: lectures, interactive methods, practical classes, independent work.

Assessment: A credit test . The level of knowledge is tested in a written form.

Requirements for mastering the subject: attending lectures, participation in practical classes, independent work, literature studies.

Descriptive analysis of the course: The subject is taught in context with other socio-humanitarian subjects.

Planned discussions; 1. Analysis of different situations in communication. 2. Discussion the results of tests about communication. 3. An image of a student of RTU. 4. Different cultures as expressed in communication.

Content of the course:

  1. The essence of communication. Psychological, ethical and cultural aspects. Communication asa process of exchanging information and interaction among people. (4h)

  2. Communication and mutual relations among people. Business and informal communication. Manifestation of different styles of communication. (4h)

  3. Interaction among people in a group. Principles of cooperation in a team. (4f)

  4. Verbal communication. Language and speech. The role of listening and its different kinds. Development of verbal communication skills in the process of learning at a higher school. (4h)

  5. Non-verbal communication. Main elements of non-verbal communication and the body language. (4h)

  6. Efficient communication and conflicts. Barriers and difficulties of communication. Causes of conflicts and possibilities of solving them. (4h)

  7. Ethical aspects of communication. Moral values, attitude, action, behaviour. Culture of virtues, its elements and manifestation. (4h)

  8. Behaviour and communication culture. Etiquette, its functions and kinds. Standards of behaviour, manners. Standards of behaviour at a higher school. Outer appearance and formation of an image. Clothes and thier function in communication.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

3.1.Professor: Juris Rihards Naudžuns, g.

of the course unit: INTRODUCTION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING

4.

Curriculum: Transportation engineering, Civil engineering

Profile of studies: Civil Engineering

Level of studies: 5th level Professional study program

Volume of the course unit: 1CP, hours – 16, lectures – 1, control – test.

Objective of the course unit: to give an overview about construction industry, its regulations, to intriduce students with study process in Civil engineering faculty

Tasks of the course unit:

  • To give idea about importance of construction industry in Latvia’s economy and understanding of construction procedure;

  • To indroduce students with study organization in RTU and Civil engineering faculty;

  • To give insight into research carried out in institutes of Civil engineering faculty.

Methods of teaching of the course unit

Lectures, studies of literature and independent research work, individual literature studies.

Principles of the assessment of mastering the course unit Test.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources,

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff.

Literature:

  1. Law on contruction. Būvniecības likums.

  2. Cabinet of Ministers regulations MK 1997.g. 1.aprīļa noteikumi Nr. 112 “Vispārīgie būvnoteikumi”

  3. Cabinet of Ministers regulations MK 1997.g. 6. maija noteikumi Nr. 167 “Būvdarbu autoruzraudzības noteikumi”

  4. Cabinet of Ministers regulations MK 1997.g. 6. maija noteikumi Nr. 168 “Būvuzraudzības noteikumi”

  5. www.rtu.lv- 02.02.2004.

  6. www.bf.rtu.lv - 02.02.2004.

  7. www.building.lv – 02.02.2004.

Contents.

Review of construction industry. Importance of construction industry in Latvian economy. Laws and regulations in construction industry. Management and procedure of construction process. Professional associations in construction branch. 1., 2 week – 2 hours.

Study process organization in Civil engineering faculty. Studies of academical bachelor (g.). Studies of academical Master (g.). Bachelor and Master professional stumdies (B.eng. and M.eng.). Doctoral degree stumdies. ECTS system. RTU regulation on study process organization. Student’s responsipilities and rights. 3., 4. week – 2 hours.

Conection of practice and research carried out in institutes of Civil engineering faculty. Research within institute of materiāls and constructions. Research within Transportation engineering institute. Research within institute of Construction technology. Research within institute of building and reconstruction. 5.-16. week – 12 hours.

Test.

RTU mācību priekšmeta pieteikums.

Struktūrvienība:

01121.Sporta katedra

A.Dati par mācību priekšmetu.

1.Priekšmeta šifrs: HPA101

2.Priekšmeta statuss: RTU obligātais priekšmets

3.Studiju līmenis,kurā izmantojams priekšmets: Akadēmiskās izglītības bakalaura studijas(pamatstudijās)

4. Priekšmeta nosaukums: Fiziskā audzināšana

Physical Training

Daļa

Kred.p.

Lekc.

Pr.d.

Lab.d.

Darbs

Pārbaudes

divās daļās

0.0 kr.

0.0

4.0

0.0

II

l.daļa

0.0 kr.

0.0

2.0

0.0

I

2. daļa

0.0 kr.

0.0

2.0

0.0

I

5.Priekšmeta satura anotācija:

Peldēšana. Ritmika. Smagatlētika. Sporta spēles. Vispārēja fiziskā sagatavotība.

Swimming.Rhythmics.Weight-lifting.Sports Gsaa.es. General Phvsical Training.

B. Dati par atbildīgo pasniedzēju.

1. Muižnieks Jānis

Doktors,Docents

Krievu,Latviešu vai.

2.Habilitācijas disertācijas nosaukums :

RTU Faculty of computer science and information technology

Department of engineering mathematics

Course description

Course title: DIM 203 Supplementary mathematics (for civil engineers).

Faculty: Dr. math. Līga Biezā.

Course status: core course.

Study profiles: civil engineering.

Study type: academic program.

Study level: bachelor program.

Course volume : 4 CP, 64 hours, including lectures -

32 hours, seminars – 32 hours.

Test format: exam.

Aim of the course: Present basic knowledge of higher mathematics.

Course objectives: Teach students how to use mathematical methods for the solution of practical problems.

Textbooks and literature list:

  1. Kronbergs E., Rivža P., Bože Dz. Augstākā matemātika. 1. un 2. daļa,

Rīga, Zvaigzne, 1988, 534 lpp., 527 lpp.

  1. Kārlis Šteiners, Biruta Siliņa. Augstākā matemātika. Lekciju konspekts

inženierzinātņu un dabaszinātņu studentiem.1. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1997,

96 lpp., 2. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1998, 115 lpp.

3. Kārlis Šteiners. Augstākā matemātika. Lekciju konspekts

inženierzinātņu un dabaszinātņu studentiem.3. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1998,

192 lpp., 4. daļa, Zvaigzne, 1999, 168 lpp.

  1. Māris Buiķis, Biruta Siliņa. Matemātika. Definīcijas. Formulas. Aprēķinu algoritmi. Zvaigzne, 1997, 288 lpp.

  1. Dz. Bože, L.Biezā, B.Siliņa, A.Strence. Uzdevumu krājums augstākajā

matemātikā. Zvaigzne, 1996, 328 lpp.

Teaching mode: Lectures, seminars and consultations.

Course evaluation: Marking scheme:

5. Tests and exam 70%

Team work 5%

Lecture attendance and

participation in discussions 5%

Individual work 20%

Total 100%

Requirements for the course: Individual homework and test completion in time, final exam completion in time.

Analysis of the course: Course contents corresponds to the requirements for engineering courses for bachelor program.

Requirements for students: Prepare lectures and textbook materials before seminars. Complete all individual work in time.

5.1.Study plan

Semester 3

N.

Topics

Lectures

Seminars

1.

Fourier series

2

2

2.

Partial differential equations

2

2

3.

Line and surface integrals

2

2

4.

Elements of theory of vector fields

3

3

5.

Elements of probability theory

6

6

8.

6.Review

1

1

Total: 16 16

Subject description

Lecturer: Maris Knite, Dr.habil.phys.,professor

Subject: Physics

Programm of studies: Transportation engineering

Kind of studies: Professional study

Level of studies: Bachelor

Subject volume: 6 Credit points (CP)

Subject goal:

7. The goal of the subject “physics” is:

  • To give students the opportunity to master the theoretical knowledge and practical skils to physics at university level using also the elements of higher mathematics,

  • To develop the physico-technical world outlook and logical thinking,

  • To rouse interest about the latest achivements in physics and their application for the solution of technical problems including the problems in technologies with high added value.

Subject tasks:

  • To ensure the possibility for students to get the basic knowledge of contemporary physics,

  • To show the connections between the theoretical questions of physics and practice during lectures perfoming simple real experiments and demonstrations of physical phenomena,

  • To ensure the possibility for students to carry out the studies of physical phenomena during the laboratory works, to master the mathematical processing of measurement results, to analyze the results and to make the conclusions.

To acguire skills in the following branches:

  • In the solution of the practical problems of physics,

  • In the mathematical processing of experimental results.

Recommended literature

  1. Fizika / A.Valtera redakcijā. – R.: Zvaigzne. 1992. – 643 lpp.

  2. A.Apinis. Fizika. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1972. – 706 lpp.

  3. I.Petrovskis. Mehānika. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1976. – 360 lpp.

  4. J.Kručāns. Molekulārfizika. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1975. 278 lpp.

  5. J.Platacis. Elektrība. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1974. – 494 lpp.

  6. M.Knite. Elektrostatika. - R.:RTU, 1993. - 34 lpp.

  7. O.Students. Optika. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1971. – 412 lpp.

  8. K.Švarcs, A.Ozols. Hologrāfija – revolūcija optikā. – R.: Zinātne, 1975. – 208 lpp.

  9. J.Eiduss, U.Zirnītis. Atomfizika. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1978. – 328 lpp.

  10. B.Rolovs. – Kodolfizika. – R.: Latvijas Valsts izdevniecība, 1964. – 390 lpp.

  11. Fizikas uzdevumu risināšana / A. Valtera redakcijā. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1982. – 175 lpp.

  12. V.Volkenšteine. Uzdevumu krājums fizikā. – R.: Zvaigzne, 1968. – 353 lpp.

  13. Uzdevumi / Sast. A.Ķiploka, M.Jansone, I.Klincāre. – R.: RTU, 1998. – 53 lpp.

  14. Uzdevumi / Sast. A. Ķiploka, M.Jansone, I.Klincāre. – R.: RTU, 1999. – 70 lpp.

  15. Uzdevumi fizikā ar risināšanas piemēriem / Sast. J.Zvirgzde, A.Kalnača. – R.: RPI, 1989. – 19 lpp.

  16. Fizikas praktikums Tehniskās universitātes studentiem / Sast. M.Jansone, I.Klincāre, A.Ķiploka. – R.: RTU, 1997. – 113 lpp.

  17. Novērojumu un mērījumu rezultātu matemātiskās apstrādes pamati. Metodiski norādījumi laboratorijas darbu veikšanai / Sast. A.Valters, N.Zagorska. – R.: RTU, 1991. – 25 lpp.

  18. Fizikas praktikuma laboratorijas darbu atskaites noformēšana / Sast. A.Kalnača, J.Zvirgzde. – R.: RPI,1989. – 18 lpp.

  19. Praktikums mehānikā / Sast. A.Kurzemnieks, peneits. – R.:RTU, 1991. – 34 lpp.

  20. I.Abrams, J.Bērziņš, peneits, U.Upmanis. Praktikums mehānikā un molekulārfizikā.. – R.: RPI, 1982. – 65 lpp.

  21. A.Okmanis. Praktikums elektrībā. – 3. Pārstr. izd. –R.: Zvaigzne, 1977. – 270 lpp.

  22. A.Valters. Praktikums optikā un atomfizikā. – R.: RPI, 1985. – 104 lpp.

  23. M.Jansone, I.Klincāre, A.Ķiploka, I.Klemenoks, M.Knite, V.Novikovs. Fizikas praktikums tehniskās universitātes studentiem. Rīga, RTU, 2001,172 lpp.

  24. I.Klincāre, M.Jansone, A.Ķiploka, I.Klemenoks, M.Knite, V.Novikovs. Fizikas praktikums tehniskās universitātes studentiem. Rīga, RTU, 2001,189 lpp.

  25. M.Jansone, A.Kalnača, J.Blūms, A.Ķiploka, I.Klemenoks, A.Medvids, M.Knite.Uzdevumu krājums vispārīgajā fizikā. Rīga, RTU, 2000, 247 lpp.

  26. M. Knite, J.Blūms. Physics for speciality “Management of Customs “ at Riga Technical University, Proc. of Second European International Conference on “Physics Teaching in Engineering Education”, (PTEE 2000), Budapest, Hungary, 2000, 4 pages, http://www.bme.hu/ptee2000/papers/knite.pdf

The subject teaching method

  1. Lectures

7.1.The purpose of lectures is to introduce to

    • subject terminology,

    • mathematical apparatus,

    • physics laws, interpretation of physical phenomena,

    • demonstrations of physical experiments.

  1. Practical work

Practical work includes the independent solution of typical problems.

  1. Laboratory work

During the “Physics “ course in the first semester students carry out four from the following laboratory works:

      1. “Maxwell’s pendulum “.

      2. “Rotational movement study with Oberbeck’s setup“.

      3. “Determination of the velocity of body with the torsional ballistic pendulum”.

      4. “The determination of the globule velocity by the ballistic pendulum”.

      5. “Uniformly accelerated motion study with Atwood’s setup”.

      6. “Test of the electric mesurement instruments and widening of their measurement range”.

      7. “Investigation of the electric field”.

      8. Compensation method, the determination of the battery electomotive force and its interval resistance”.

In the second semester stydents carry out four from the following laboratory works:

  1. “Electric conductivity of matter and its temperature dependence”:

    1. electric conductivity of metals,

    2. electric conductivity of semiconductors.

  2. “The determination of the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field by tangent galvanometer”.

  3. “Alternating-current circuits. The determination of inductance and capacity”.

  4. “The interference of light”:

    1. Young’s double slit,

    2. Newton’s rings.

  5. “Plane diffraction gratings”.

  6. The polarization of light”.

  7. “Photoeffect”.

  8. “Spectroscopy”.

  9. The dose power determination of the radioactive emission”.

  1. Control works

In control works it is tested how students have acguired the knowledge given at lectures.

  1. Self-dependent work

7.2.The self-dependent work envisages

    • the stydies of the lecture material and textbooks,

    • self-dependent solution of problems,

    • the admittance acquirement to perform laboratory works,

    • the preparation of the laboratory work report.

  1. Consultations

Consultations are provided for the explanation of lecture materials and self-dependent solution of problems.

PROGRAMM OF PHYSICS

1 st semester: 3 credit points and 3 hours in week: lectures – 2, laboratory works – 1 hours, practical works – 0 hours.

2 nd semester: 3 credit points and 3 hours in week: lectures – 2, laboratory works – 1 hours, practical works – 0 hours.

1 st semester

Physical principles of mechanics

Introductive to the kinematics of particle and absolutely solid body. Dynamics of a particle. Solid body dinamics. Mechanical oscillations. Mechanical waves.

Principles of molecular physics and thermodynamics

Thermodynamical systems. Ideal gas. Physical foundations of the kinetic molecular theory. Transfer processes.The foundations of thermodynamics.

Electromagnetics

Electric field in vacuum. Electric field in dielectrics. Conductors in electric field. Direct current. Magnetic field in vacuum. Magnetic field of currents. Magnetic field in the matter. Magnetics. Electromagnetic induction. Maxwell’s equations.

2 nd semester

Electromagnetics

(continuation)

Electromagnetic oscillations. Electromagnetic waves.

Wave optics

Dispersion of light. Interference of light. Diffraction of light. Polarization of light.

Quantum nature of emissin

Thermal emission. External photoelectric effect.

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics and atomic physics

Elements of quantum mechanics. Modes of atomic structure. Emission and absorption of light by atoms.

Principles of solid state physics

The origin of energetic bands in crystals. The intrinsic and extrinsic conductivity of semiconductors.

Fundamentals of nuclear physics and elementary particles

The structure and composition of atomic nucleus. Radiactivity its types. Nuclear reactions and conservation laws. Elementary particles.

Thematic plan

1 st semester

Weeks

Themes

Literature

Tehnical means

1

Introduction to the kinematics of particle and absolutely solid body.

[1] 1530 lpp.

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

2

Dynamics of a particle.

[1] 3165

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

3

Solid body dinamics

[1] 6581

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

4

Mechanical oscillations.

[1] 380402

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

5

Mechanical waves.

[1] 419438

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

6

Thermodynamical systems. Ideal gas. Physical foundations of the kinetic molecular theory

[1] 122135

145155

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

7

Physical foundations of the kinetic molecular theory. Transfer processes.

[1] 155167

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

8

The foundations of thermodynamics.

[1] 135145

167185

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

9

Electic field in vacuum.

[1] 212244

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

10

Electric field in dielectrics. Conductors in electric field.

[1] 245271

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

11

Direct current. Magnetic field in vacuum.

[1] 272292

312316

330340

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

12

Magnetic field of currents.

[1] 316330

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

13

Magnetic field in the matter.

[1] 346352

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

14

Magnetics.

[1] 341345

352363

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

15

Electromagnetic induction.

[1] 363374

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

16

Maxwell’s equations.

[1] 375380

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

2 nd semester

Weeks

Themes

Litrature

Tehnical means

1

Electromagnetic oscillations

[1] 402417

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

2

Electromagnetic oscillations. Electromagnetic waves.

[1] 438451

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

3

Dispersion of light.

Interference of light.

[1] 530546

461470

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

4

Interference of light.

[1] 471484

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

5

Diffraction of light.

[1] 484496

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

6

Diffraction of light.

[1] 496507

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

7

Polarization of light.

[1] 507530

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

8

Thermal emission.

[1] 530565

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

9

External photoelectric effect.

[1] 565584

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

10

Elements of quantum mechanics.

[1] 585594

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

11

Elements of quantum mechanics. Modes of atomic structure.

[1] 595602

603620

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

12

Emission and absorption of light by atoms.

[1] 629640

682686

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

13

The origin of energetic bands in crystals

[1] 660667

641645

652660

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

14

The intrinsic and extrinsic conductivity of semiconductors.

[1] 668680

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

15

The structure and composition of atomic nucleus. Radiactivity its types.

[1] 687701

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

16

Nuclear reactions and conservation laws. Elementary particles.

[1] 701725

Overhead, setups for demonstrations of physics experiments, computer projector

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Computer Sciences (Fundamental Course)

Professor of the course unit: Felikss Bulavs, g., prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic, professional

Level of the studies bachelor; professional studies for bachelor’s degree

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Objective of the course unit

To acquire the proficiency of programming in Turbo Pascal language. To accomplish an independent drawing – up, compilation and application of programs for problem solutions. To apply standard program batches of Pascal language library.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to acquire the proficiency of drawing – up, tuning and application of programs for solutions of practical tasks;

  • to acquire efficient non – standard methods of calculation tasks for solution of multiconditioned and cyclic tasks;

  • to develop algorithmic proficiency for tasks.

References

  1. G.Spalis. Turbo Pascal for Windows. Rīga, Datorzinību centrs. 1998, 126 lpp.

  2. A.Jepaņešņikovs, V.Jepaņešņikovs. Programmēšana Turbo Pascal 7.0 vidē. Maskava, 1998, 367 lpp. (krievu val.)

  3. A.Ratnieks. Datormācība. Lekciju konspekts. Rīga, 1997, 82 lpp.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, laboratory works by means of the computer, individual students’ tasks and their defence.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Test on independently accomplished projects.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of laboratory works or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory implementation and defence of individual calculation tasks.

Requirements to students preparing for regular

Knowledge concerning the methods for implementation of laboratory work, and principles and means of application of practical calculation programs.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Discussions on the tests passed.

Content of the course unit

Informatics and computers. Basic principles of information. Units of measurement of information: Baits – bits. Transmission of information by unremitting and discreet signals. Recording of letter reproducing elements in figures. Counting systems with different bases. Whole numbers, real numbers in exponential and fixed points’ form. Interpretation of information in computer files and memory. Brief summary on the main algorithmic languages and their comparison.

Data and their classification. Structure of the electronic computer. The main components and functions of the computer.

The central processor, memory systems, input – output channels and appliances. Basic principles of computer operation. Operational system, its character and tasks. Files and directories, their types and structure. The most important OS programs.

Preparation and solution tasks by the computer. Algorithmization of tasks. Algorithmic scheme. Algorithmic structures (linear, branched, cyclic, iterative). Program elements: constants, inconstant quantities, operators. Structure of standard programs. Content of the descriptive part.

Numerical, logical and characters constants, their entering in program. Notation and description of inconstant quantities. Arithmetical, logical and characters expressions. Arithmetical and logical operations. Modeling of the assignment, input and linearly nonbranched programs. Labeled and transitional operators. Recurrent branching. Conditional operators. Simple and complex operators. Cyclic operators. Cycle with a fixed number of repetitions.

One – and multidimensional data array. Refilling, methods of classification of elements. Operations with data array and their elements.

Standardfictions, functions and procedures realized by the user. Formal and real parameters. Reitalic functions and procedures. Operation with program libraries. More frequently used libraries of programs.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 48hours

lectures 24 hours

laboratory work 24 hours

defence of individual project

test

Calendar plan

See the curriculum BBM103 of the course unit Computer Sciences (Fundamental course).

Importance of the course unit Computer Sciences (Fundamental course) within the CURRICULA of studies for bachelor’s degree and professional studies of civil engineering.

The course unit prepares the students for rational acquirement of subjects in their future studies. It also enables to find a self – dependent solution on any algorithmic problem within the limits of the assigned precision.

Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics

8.BTG131.0 UO; B 2.00 K (0.00-0.00-2.00) I; D

Curriculum

Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering

Profile of Study

Professional

Level of Study

5th level Professional Study Programm

Staff:

Modris Dobelis

Professor, g.

Credits:

2 CP

Objective:

To provide the student with detailed understanding of the theory and practice of the fundamental means of graphically communicating ideas and concepts in Engineering.

Tasks:

1. To provide the student with the theoretical background and methods of the presentation of the three dimensional objects in the two dimensional drawings.

2. To teach the student the practical methods of producing complex drawings in European and American systems.

3. To develop the skills of geometrical shape analysis of special objects.

4. To introduce with the basics of computer aided drafting and design systems.

Study language:

The subject is delivered in Latvian, English and Russian.

Recommended literature:

Text books:

  1. M. Dobelis, I. Jurāne, Z. Veide, G. Fjodorova, J. Auzukalns, V. Dobelis, G. Veide, E. Leja. Inženiergrafikas pamati. Mācību līdzeklis tehnisko augstskolu studentiem. Rīga, RTU, 2003. –180 lpp.

  2. V. Jurāns, V. Rieksts, A. Seņins. Inženiergrafika. 1983.

  3. J. Auzukalns, M. Dobelis, V. Dobelis, D. Sloka. Tehniskā grafika. 1994.

  4. А. Д. Посвянкий. Краткий курс начертательной геометрии. 1974.

  5. А. А. Чекмарев. Инженерная графика. 1988.

  6. В. Е. Михайленко. Инженерная графика. 1990.

  7. А. И. Лагерь. Инженерная графика. 1985.

  8. G. C. Beakley. Infroduction to Engineering Graphics. 1971.

Lecture notes:

  1. M. Dobelis. Palīgmateriāli grafisko darbu izpildei inženiergrafikā. Rīga: RTU, TGIDG. 1999.

  2. M. Dobelis. Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics. Textbook for Foreign Department Students. 2001.

Instruction methods:

Lectures, individual practical exercises in the class, lab excersize, homeworks.

Requirements:

The study of theoretical materials from the text books. Complete all the individual home assignments and lab exercises. Test excersizes.

Evaluation principles:

Test the skills to apply the acquired knowledge into practice according to the chosen professional career. The student has to prove his individual assignments and answer the instructors questions.

Subject Description

Computer Graphics (Civil Engineering)

BTG242.0 VI; B 2.00 K (0.00-0.00-2.00) D; I

Curriculum

Civil Engineering

Profile of Study

Professional

Level of Study

5th level Professional Study Program

Staff:

Modris Dobelis

Professor, g.

Credits:

2 CP

Objective:

To provide the student with basic principles about design documentation preparation in the transportation engineering and civil engineering using both the traditional and computer aided drafting and design approach.

Tasks:

  1. Provide the students with the theoretical background and special methods of representing engineering objects on 2D plane.

  2. Train the students in preparation of different transportation engineering and civil engineering drawings following the proper industry codes.

  3. Introduce to the projections with digital marks and their application in surveying projects.

  4. Give an introduction to the computer aided drafting and design applications in transportation and civil engineering projects.

  5. Train to use both traditional methods and computer software applications in practical solving of transportation and civil engineering design and drafting tasks.

Study language:

The subject is delivered in Latvian, English and Russian.

Recommended literature:

Text books:

  1. Korojevs J. Rasēšana celtniekiem. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1975.
    – 276 lpp.

  2. M. Dobelis. Inženiergrafika. Ievads datorgrafikā. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1999. – 48 lpp.

  3. Cūberga M. Tēlotāja ģeometrija. Ēnu teorija, perspektīva, kotētās projekcijas. Īss lekciju konspekts un uzdevumu krājums. Rīga: RTU. 1991. –112 lpp.

Methodical Materials:

  1. Dobelis M. Datorgrafika būvniecībā. Pamatjēdzieni ēku telpiskajā modelēšanā. RTU: TGIDG, 1998. –21 lpp.

  2. Dobelis M. Būvniecības datorgrafika. Ēkas telpiskā modelēšana. Laboratorijas darbs. RTU: TGIDG, 1997-2003. –16 lpp.

Instruction methods:

Lectures, home excersizes, lab sessions and individual practical exercises in the computer class.

Requirements:

The study of theoretical materials from the text books. Complete all the individual home assignments and lab exercises in the computer class.

Evaluation principles:

Test the skills to apply the acquired knowledge into practice according to the chosen professional career. The student has to prove his individual assignments and answer the instructors questions.

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Building chemistry

Code BMT 305

Civil engineering program for bachelor studies

Credit points –2, hours – 32, lectures – 16, control – I

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003.

Protocol No.7

Riga, 2003

  1. Raw materials for production of building ceramic. Classification of raw materials. Plastic raw materials, lean materials, materials to decreases firing temperature, additives, which are firing out. Chemical composition and granulometrical content of clays. Properties of clays: resistance to fire, plastic, shrinkage. Properties of clays in different temperatures. (1.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Basic technological principles for production of building ceramic. Preparation of raw materials. Dosage of raw materials. Mixing of raw materials. Preparation of clay mass. Formation of products. Draying and firing of ceramic building materials. (2.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Building ceramic. Materials for walls. Materials for roofs. Materials for outdoors and indoors finishing. Sanitary materials. Special ceramic materials. Porous ceramic materials. Production of materials and their technological properties. (3.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Properties of building ceramic. Density. Porosity. Water absorption and desorption. Frost resistance. Water suction. Corrosion of building ceramic materials. (4.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Building glass. Raw materials and technological production of glass. Technical properties of glass and possibilities to increase these properties. Ordinary and decorative sheets glass. Special glass. Constructive building materials. (5.week – 2 lecture)

  1. Classification of inorganically binders. Binders, which harder in the air. Hydraulic binders. Binders, which are hardening by using thermal conditions. Acid - resist binders. (6.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Gypsum binders. Raw materials for production of gypsum binders. Technological process for production of building gypsum. Anhydrite. Hydraulic gipsium. Hardening of gypsum binders. Properties of gypsum binders. (7.week – 2 lecture)

  1. Line binders. Production technology of lime: firing of limestone, treatment of lime by water. Hardening of lime. Application of lime in the building industry. Production technology of dolomite lime. Production technology of hydraulic lime. Hydraulic module. Production technology of roman cement. Caustic magnetite. (8.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Raw materials and technological production scheme for portlandcement. Raw materials for clinker: type and chemical composition of carbonate, standard requirements; clays, standard requirements; additives. Production schema for portlandcement: preparation of raw material mix, correcting of mix; firing and cooling of clinker; milling of clinker. (9.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Testing of portlandcement. Chemical and mineralogical composition of cement. Description of cement by using modules and coefficients. Hidrasation of cement’s minerals. Testing of cement: normal consistence, setting time, changes of density, fineness, compressive and flexural strength, chemical content, microscopically and x-ray analyses. (10.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Admixtures for cement. Hydraulic admixtures. Micro admixtures. Retarders and accelerators. Admixtures to increase early and final strength of concrete. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic admixtures. Plasticizators. Pucolanic additives. (11.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Products produced by using inorganically binders. Light porous products on the base of silicate. Products from concrete and reinforced concrete. Ordinary heavy concrete products. Light concrete products. Porous concrete products. Special concrete products. Production technologies of silicatbriks. Products from asbest cement. (12.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Ferrous metals. Production and properties of ferrous metals. Production technology of steel. Constructive and instrumental steel. Thermal, chemical and thermo -chemical treatment of steel. Corrosion and protection of ferrous metals. (13.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Non-ferrous metals. Production and properties of non- ferrous metals. Most popular non-ferrous metals, which are used in building industry. Corrosion and protection of non- ferrous metals. (14.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Heat isolation materials. Raw materials and production technology of mineral wool. Properties of mineral wool. Porous rocks. Asbest and products from asbest. Porous glass. (15.week – 2 lectures)

  1. Building wooden materials. Properties of wooden building materials. Corrosion resistance of wooden building materials. Mechanical properties, strength, elastic, plastic. Preparation of wooden building materials. Protection of wooden building materials. Resistance against fire. Products made from wood. (16.week – 2 lectures)

Literature

  1. J. Freibergs, I.Šulcs, A.Zīle, Arhitektūras materiālmācība, RTU, Rīga, 1991

  2. J. Freibergs, A.Zīle, Arhitektūras materiālmācība, I daļa, RTU, Rīga, 1987

  3. Žurnāli “Māja un dzīvoklis”

  4. Švinka R., Švinka V. Silikātu materiālu ķīmija un tehnoloģija, Rīga, RTU, 1997.

  5. Švinka V., Lindiņa L. Latvijas mālu mineraloģiskais sastāvs un to termoķimiskās pārvērtības apdedzināšanas procesā, Latvijas Ķīmijas Žurnāls, 1994, Nr.3, lpp.295-303.

  6. Stinkule A., Kuršs V. Latvijas derīgie izrakteņi, Rīga, 1997.

  7. Kuršs V., Stinkule A., Māli Latvijas zemes dzīlēs un rūpniecībā. Rīga, Liesma, 1972

  8. Sedmanis U. Latvijas izplatītākās minerālās izejvielas un to izmantošanas iespējas, Latvijas ķīmijas žurnāls, 1997, Nr.2, lpp.16.-30.

Prepared by g Diana Bajare

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROFESSOR GROUP OF CAD IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL SUBJECT

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION

Code: BKA 505

Level of education: Master study

Subject status: Obligatory subject for direction

Credit points – 4, semesters – 1, hours – 64, lectures – 2, practical jobs – 2, control – E

Confirmed on council of the Institute of Computer Analysis of Structures

4 February 1998, certificate N 1

RIGA 1999.

Optimal design numerical approach. Introduction. Optimal construction design with continues and discrete variables. Design variables and they selection. Design objective function options: weight; cost; maximum stiffness and other. Design constraints. Physical constraints: deflection, strength, buckling, weight, frequency and others. Geometrical constraints: boundary conditions, robustness and other. Examples

2 hours, 1. week

9.Optimal design numerical approach. Solutions for optimal design numerical tasks: nonlinear programming, experiment design, response surface method RSM, neural networks NN, and others. Comparison between construction analysis and optimal design of structure. Examples

2 hours, 2. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Nonlinear programming methods: gradient method; simples method; penalties methods, random search method; genetic algorithms and others. Minimization without constraints. Minimization with constraints. Examples

2 hours, 3. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Physical function sensitivity analysis. Examples

2 hours, 4. weekOptimal design numerical approach. Approximation of the physical constrains: response surface method; neural networks and other methods. Application of experiment design for mathematical approximations. Polynomial approximations for numerical values extracted from experimental design.

2 hours, 5. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Experiment design methods: D-optimal; Latin hypercube and others. Evaluation of the plan of experiment for discrete and continues variables: D-optimal; Latin hypercube. Examples.

2 hours, 6. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Application of the finite element method (FEM) for structural optimization. FEM together with physical experiments in structural optimization. FEM codes in structural optimization. Examples.

2 hours, 7. Week

Optimal design numerical approach. Sophisticated methods in structural design: more than one objective function – Pareto cluster, multilevel optimization and others.

2 hours, 8. week

Optimal design numerical approach. One dimension mechanical task optimization. Derivation of different approximation function and different optimum conditions.

2 hours, 9. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of mathematical code MathLab for structural optimization. Examples.

2 hours, 10. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of RTU code EdaOpt for structural optimization. Experiment design, sensitivity analysis; derivation of optimum solution with different boundary conditions. Examples.

4 hours, 11. and 12. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Topological optimization for structural optimization. Topological optimization examples.

4 hours, 13. and 14. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Design optimization for structural optimization. Examples for different shape beams, trusses and frames.

4 hours, 15. and 16. week

LITERATURE

1. Поляк Б. Т. Введение в оптимизацию. – Наука: Москва. – 1984.

2. Прагер В. Основы теории оптимального проектирования конструкций. – Мир:

Москва. – 1977.

3. Баничук Н. В., Кобелев В. В., Рикардс Р. Б. Оптимизация элементов конструкций

4. Гилл Ф., Мюррей У., Райт М. Практическая оптимизация. – Мир: Москва. – 1985.

5. Баничук Н. В. Введение в оптимизацию конструкций. – Наука: Москва. – 1986.

6. Bendsoe. Optimization of structural topology, shape and material. – Springer-Verlag: Berlin. – 1995.

7. MATLAB application toolbox: Optimization. User’s guide. – The MathWorks, Inc. – 1999

8. ANSYS 8.0 Documentation: Optimization. User’s guide. - 2003

Prepared by Prof. Rolands Rikards

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Building materials, basic course

Code BMT251

Civil engineering, transport building program for bachelor studies.

Credit points – 3, lectures – 32, practices - 16,

control – E.

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003.

Protocol No.7

Riga, 2003

Introduction. Building materials, building products, building constructions. Standardisation: VSt., EN, DIN u.c. (1.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Properties of building materials. Physical and chemical properties. Mechanical properties. Physical – chemical properties. (2.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Classification of natural stone. Mineralogical classification. Geological classification (3. week, 2 lectures)

  1. Building materials made from natural stone. Production, processing and properties of natural stone. Main raw materials in Latvia. (4.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Fired building materials. Building ceramic. History of building ceramic. Classification of building ceramic. Row materials and production. Properties and application. Preferentiality and indigence of building ceramic. (5.week, 2 lecture)

  1. Fired materials for production of building products. Products made from glass. Development of glass products. Classification of glass products. Raw materials and production of glass. Properties and application of glass. Possibilities to increase mechanical properties of glass. (6.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Mineral binders. Development of mineral binders. Production and properties of gypsum binders. Production and properties of lime binders. Production and properties of roman cement. Production and properties magnesia binders. (7.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Mineral binders. Historical survey about production of poculancement and portlandcement. Active hydraulic additives. Chemical and mineralogical composition of portlandcement. Standards. Special cement (8. week, 2 lectures)

  1. Heat and sound isolation materials. Constructive heat isolation materials. Sheet and roll heat isolations materials. Sacking heat isolation materials. Combinative heat isolation materials. Properties and application. (9.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Constructive building materials and products for main constructions. Natural stone materials. Ceramic materials. Concrete made from mineral binders. Monolith and jointed reinforced concrete. (10.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Silicate products. Physical and mechanical properties of wood. Wooden building materials. Polimermaterials. (11.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Constructive materials for roof coverings. Ceramic materials. Products made from concrete. Jointed concrete constructions. Polimer materials. Materials made from bitumen and tar. Products made from metal. (12.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Special constructive materials. Hidroisolation materials. Vapour isolation materials, hermetic materials. Classification. Properties. Application. (13.week, 2 lectures)

  1. Constructive finishing materials. Constructive finishing materials for outdoors. Materials for balconies. Materials for covering of floors and stairs. Finishing materials for delimitated constructions. Ceilings, builder furniture. Coverings for roads. Classification, properties, application. (14.week, 2 lecture)

  1. Finishing materials. Finishing materials for outdoors and indoors. Special finishing materials. Classification, properties, application. (15.week, 2 lecture)

  1. Criteria for choosing suitable materials. Criteria, choosing of constructive finishing materials depending from application. Substitution of materials. (16.week, 2 lecture)

Laboratory:

Main properties of building materials. Determination of substance’s density; Determination of material’s density; determination of strength. –2 hours. Testing of gypsum materials. – 2 hours. Testing of cement – 2 hours. Testing of sand – 2 hours. Testing of gravel – 2 hours. Projecting of concrete and mortars – 4 hours. Production of concrete with and without admixtures – 2 hours. Determination of strength, water suction and water permeability for produced concrete.

Literature:

  1. Žurnāls “ Māja un dzīvoklis”

  2. Žurnāls “ Praktiskā būvniecība”

  3. John Ashurt, Nicola Ashurt “Pratical buildung conservation” Ehglish Technical Handbook, volume 1, 2, published by Gower Technical Press Ltd. 1988

  4. Būvniecības rokasgrāmata

  5. J. Freibergs, I.Šulcs, A.Zīle, Arhitektūras materiālmācība, RTU, Rīga, 1991

  6. Строительное материаловедение. И. А. Рыбьев. Высшая школа, Москва, 2002

  7. Koka un plastmasu konstrukcijas. J. Ulpe, L. Kupče, Rīga, “Zvaigzne”, 1991

Description of study subject

Engineering Geology

Studies programme: Civil engineering

Studies form: Professional

Studies level: Baccalaureate

Teacher

Jana Ošiņa M.sc.geol. lecturer

Volume of educational subject

2KP

Aim of teaching

Giving knowledge and skills for estimating, for estimating engineering geological conditions of building sites

Tasks of teaching:

1.Giving fundamentals of Earth structure, soils and rocks in the outer shell, horizons of ground water, geological and possible man-made geological process and phenomena.

2.Development of skills in selection of ground investigations performed in phases depending on the questions raised during planning, design and construction of the actual project

Language

Latvian and English

Literature

Mācību grāmata: dans, J Ošiņa, A.Zobena “Inženierģeoloģija”, Riga, Zvaigzne, 1986

Q.Zaruba, V.Mencl “Engineering Geology”, Academia Prague, 1976

Methods of teaching

Lectures, laboratories, graphical homework

Principe of estimating the level of acquirement of subject

Test on knowledge and skills for solutions of practical problems raised during design

Time for acquirement of subject (contact hours)

Lectures 50%

Laboratories 44%

Test 6%

Requirements for acquirement

Compulsory laboratories, in time laboratories records

In time homework’s

Methods of estimation

Test for a)laboratories

b) homework

c) theoretical course

Teaching methods

Lectures. Lecturer gives fundamentals of theme and instruct in additional studies

Laboratories. Determination of minerals, soils and rocks, drawing maps and geological sections

Home work. Geological cross-section

Tematical plan

Course program and calendar plan

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Subject “Engineering Geology”

10.Curriculum and Calendar Plan

Themes

Week

Lectures

Engineering geology and geotechnics. Geotechnical problems in design. Engineering geological conditions of building site

1

The Earth zones . Geological processes of internal and external origin. Absolute and relative age of rocks. Geological time table.

Tectonic movements of Earth,s crust. Folding and faulting. Earthquakes. Seismic zoning and microzoning.

3

Weathering. Geological activities of wind. Eolian deposits.

Water erosion. Sheet erosion. Gullies. Geological work of rivers. Alluvial deposits

Glaciers. Glacial till, fluvioglacial and limnoglacial deposits

5

Coastal enviroments, marine erosion and deposition. Longshore drift.

Swamps. Peat depositions.

Origin of subsurface water. Aquifers, aquicludes. Ground water, capillary fringe, perched water, confined water. Water aggressiveness. Groundwater regime.

7

Groundwater motion. Darcy’s law. Determination of the coefficient of permeability. Inflow to foundation pits, trenches and wells.

9

Geological activities of groundwater: karst, piping, landslides, frost heave. Rock-falls, talus, creep. Man-made geological process.

11

Engineering geological and geotechnical investigations. Field reconnaissance, detailed site investigation. Geotechnical design requirements of Eurocode. Geotechnical supervision.

13

Field exploration: boring, sampling. In situ tests: cone penetration tests, standard penetration test, dynamic propping test, pressuremeter test, field vane tests, plate loading test etc.

Geophysical methods of investigation.

Office works.

15

Laboratories

Origin of minerals and rocks. Physical properties of minerals

2

Characteristic properties of rock-forming minerals. Determination of minerals

4

Igneous rocks

6

Sedimentary rocks and sediments

8

Metamorphic rocks

Geotechnical properties and classification of earth materials – rocks and soils. Soils classifications.

10

Geological section

12

Groundwater map

14

Test

16

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Professor of the course unit: Felikss Bulavs, g., prof.

Ivars Radinsh, g., as.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of studies professional

Level of the studies professional studies for bachelor’s degree

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Object of the course unit

To master the methods and means for determination of stress and strain condition of structural elements.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to master the methods for determination of stress and strain condition of structural elements;

  • to master the required calculation abilities for buildings and constructions;

  • to get introduced with the calculation methods of (internal) forces;

  • to master the assessment principles for load bearing capacity of constructions;

  • to acquire the selection of rational structure of constructions.

References:

  1. O.Kepe, J.Vība. Teorētiskā mehānika. Rīga, “Zvaigzne”, 1982, 577 lpp.

  2. E.Lavendelis. Materiālu pretestība. Rīga, “Zvaigzne”,

  3. F.Bulavs, I.Radiņš “Būvmehānika Ievadkurss”Lekciju konspekts būvniecības specialitāšu studentiem, Rīga, RTU, 2002.g.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures and practical works, individually accomplished calculation tasks and laboratory works, their defence.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test showing the acquiring of theoretical course and independently accomplished works.

Requirements to mastering the course units

Attendance of lectures and practical studies or acquiring of the specific subject by literature sources and implementation and defence of obligatory individual calculation tasks and laboratory works.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Report on each calculation task and laboratory work, incl. conclusions on the obtained results, debates on the tests passed.

Content of the course unit

Introduction. Course projects on the principles of mechanics. Investigation object, the main assumptions and methods for courses of theoretical mechanics, strength of materials and structural analysis.

The main conceptions, axioms, and assumptions of statics. Forces. Bearings and reactions of bearings. Axiom of bearings. Force moment against the point, its properties. Force couple. Force couple moment.

Observance of distributed loads in static problems. Equilibrium conditions of plane force systems. Types of equilibrium equations. Application of equilibrium equations for determination of reaction of bearing. Determination of bearing reactions for systems of solids.

Methods of cross – sections for determination of internal forces in plane systems. Trusses. Determination of internal forces in truss bars by using the moment point projection (Ritter’s) and the methods of cutting out of nodes.

Bending. Types of loads and bearings. Determination of internal forces and drawing of diagrams. Differential and integral relationships between the loads, bending moment and force transversal.

Internal force diagrams for continuous span beams. Inspection of internal force diagrams by interrelation regularities equilibrium and diagrams of the nodes.

Static moment of the cross – section, determination of the centre of gravity. Inertia moments of a cross – section. The main axes of inertia and the main moments of inertia.

Modes of basic loading of a bar. Determination of stresses and strains for tension and compression. Experimental investigation of material properties. Diagrams of tension and compression.

Modes of material disintegration. Calculation of strength under tension and compression. Stresses at bending. Calculation of a beam to strength. Calculation of stability of straight bars.

Calculation tasks.

Calculation of a statically indeterminable truss.

Calculation of a beam to strength.

Laboratory works

Bending of a timber beam.

Calculation of a beam by using the finite element method’s software Analysis for Windows 1.9.

Volume

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 48hours

lectures 16 hours

practical works 16 hours

laboratory work 16 hours

defence of individual calculation task

test

Calendar plan

See the curriculum BBM110 of the course unit Introduction to Structural Analysis.

Importance of the course unit Introduction to Structural analysis within the curricula for construction and reconstruction of buildings.

The curriculum of the course unit contains information on the methods and means for determination of the reaction of the bearings and internal forces in structural elements. The course unit prepares the student to the future studies of Structural Analysis.

Curriculum of construction and reconstruction of civil engineering structures

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Introduction. Course projects dealing with the principles of mechanics. Object of investigation, the main presumptions and methods for courses of theoretical mechanics, strength of materials and structural analysis.

3 hours. 1-st week

The main conceptions, axioms and presumptions of statics. Forces. Bearings and reactions of bearings. Axiom of bearings. Force moment against the point, its properties. Force couple. Force couple moment.

Observance of distributed loads in static problems. Equilibrium conditions of plane force systems. Types of equilibrium equations. Application of equilibrium equations for determination of reaction of bearing. Determination of bearing reactions for systems of solids.

6 hours 2-nd and 3-rd week

Methods of cross – sections for determination of internal forces in plane systems. Trusses. Determination of internal forces in truss bars by using the moment point projection (Ritter’s) and the methods of cutting out of nodes.

6 hours 4-th and 5-th week

Bending. Types of loads and bearings. Determination of internal forces and drawing of diagrams. Differential and integral relationships between the loads, bending moment and force transversal.

Internal force diagrams for continuous span beams. Inspection of internal force diagrams by interrelation regularities of equilibrium of the nodes and diagrams.

9 hours 6-th, 7-th, 8-th week

Static moment of the cross – section, determination of the centre of gravity. Inertia moments of a cross – section. Relationships between the moments of inertia against parallel axis. Inertia moments of complex figures. Inertia moments of simple cross -sections. The main inertia axes and the main inertia moments.

6 hours 9-th and 10 -12 week.

Types of basic loading of a bar. Determination of stress and strain condition of tension and compression. Principle of San – Venan. Hook’s law. Poisson’s ratio. Experimental investigation of material properties. Diagrams of tension and compression. Modes of material disintegration. Calculation of strength under tension and compression.

6 hours 11-th and 12-th week

Stresses at bending. Hypothesis of plane cross – sections. Pure and cross – bending. Normal and shear stresses. Calculation of a beam to strength.

6 hours 13-th and 14-th week

Calculation of stability of straight bars. Eiler’s formula for critical force. Practical calculations to stability. Jasinsky’s formula.

6 hours 15-th and 16-th week

Calculation tasks.

Calculation of a statically determinable truss.

Calculation of a beam to strength.

Laboratory works

Bending of a timber beam.

Calculation of a beam by application of the finite element methods software Analysis for Windows 1.9.

Curriculum was drawn up by asoc. Prof.I.Radinsh

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Professor of the course unit: Felikss Bulavs, g., prof.

Ivars Radinsh, g., as.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of studies professional

Level of the studies professional studies for bachelor’s degree

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Object of the course unit

To master the methods and means for determination of stress and strain condition of structural elements.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to master the methods for determination of stress and strain condition of structural elements;

  • to master the required calculation abilities for buildings and constructions;

  • to get introduced with the calculation methods of (internal) forces;

  • to master the assessment principles for load bearing capacity of constructions;

  • to acquire the selection of rational structure of constructions.

References:

  1. O.Kepe, J.Vība. Teorētiskā mehānika. Rīga, “Zvaigzne”, 1982, 577 lpp.

  2. E.Lavendelis. Materiālu pretestība. Rīga, “Zvaigzne”,

  3. F.Bulavs, I.Radiņš “Būvmehānika Ievadkurss”Lekciju konspekts būvniecības specialitāšu studentiem, Rīga, RTU, 2002.g.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures and practical works, individually accomplished calculation tasks and laboratory works, their defence.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test showing the acquiring of theoretical course and independently accomplished works.

Requirements to mastering the course units

Attendance of lectures and practical studies or acquiring of the specific subject by literature sources and implementation and defence of obligatory individual calculation tasks and laboratory works.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Report on each calculation task and laboratory work, incl. conclusions on the obtained results, debates on the tests passed.

Content of the course unit

Introduction. Course projects on the principles of mechanics. Investigation object, the main assumptions and methods for courses of theoretical mechanics, strength of materials and structural analysis.

The main conceptions, axioms, and assumptions of statics. Forces. Bearings and reactions of bearings. Axiom of bearings. Force moment against the point, its properties. Force couple. Force couple moment.

Observance of distributed loads in static problems. Equilibrium conditions of plane force systems. Types of equilibrium equations. Application of equilibrium equations for determination of reaction of bearing. Determination of bearing reactions for systems of solids.

Methods of cross – sections for determination of internal forces in plane systems. Trusses. Determination of internal forces in truss bars by using the moment point projection (Ritter’s) and the methods of cutting out of nodes.

Bending. Types of loads and bearings. Determination of internal forces and drawing of diagrams. Differential and integral relationships between the loads, bending moment and force transversal.

Internal force diagrams for continuous span beams. Inspection of internal force diagrams by interrelation regularities equilibrium and diagrams of the nodes.

Static moment of the cross – section, determination of the centre of gravity. Inertia moments of a cross – section. The main axes of inertia and the main moments of inertia.

Modes of basic loading of a bar. Determination of stresses and strains for tension and compression. Experimental investigation of material properties. Diagrams of tension and compression.

Modes of material disintegration. Calculation of strength under tension and compression. Stresses at bending. Calculation of a beam to strength. Calculation of stability of straight bars.

Calculation tasks.

Calculation of a statically indeterminable truss.

Calculation of a beam to strength.

Laboratory works

Bending of a timber beam.

Calculation of a beam by using the finite element method’s software Analysis for Windows 1.9.

Volume

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 48hours

lectures 16 hours

practical works 16 hours

laboratory work 16 hours

defence of individual calculation task

test

Calendar plan

See the curriculum BBM110 of the course unit Introduction to Structural Analysis.

Importance of the course unit Introduction to Structural analysis within the curricula for construction and reconstruction of buildings.

The curriculum of the course unit contains information on the methods and means for determination of the reaction of the bearings and internal forces in structural elements. The course unit prepares the student to the future studies of Structural Analysis.

Curriculum of construction and reconstruction of civil engineering structures

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Introduction. Course projects dealing with the principles of mechanics. Object of investigation, the main presumptions and methods for courses of theoretical mechanics, strength of materials and structural analysis.

3 hours. 1-st week

The main conceptions, axioms and presumptions of statics. Forces. Bearings and reactions of bearings. Axiom of bearings. Force moment against the point, its properties. Force couple. Force couple moment.

Observance of distributed loads in static problems. Equilibrium conditions of plane force systems. Types of equilibrium equations. Application of equilibrium equations for determination of reaction of bearing. Determination of bearing reactions for systems of solids.

6 hours 2-nd and 3-rd week

Methods of cross – sections for determination of internal forces in plane systems. Trusses. Determination of internal forces in truss bars by using the moment point projection (Ritter’s) and the methods of cutting out of nodes.

6 hours 4-th and 5-th week

Bending. Types of loads and bearings. Determination of internal forces and drawing of diagrams. Differential and integral relationships between the loads, bending moment and force transversal.

Internal force diagrams for continuous span beams. Inspection of internal force diagrams by interrelation regularities of equilibrium of the nodes and diagrams.

9 hours 6-th, 7-th, 8-th week

Static moment of the cross – section, determination of the centre of gravity. Inertia moments of a cross – section. Relationships between the moments of inertia against parallel axis. Inertia moments of complex figures. Inertia moments of simple cross -sections. The main inertia axes and the main inertia moments.

6 hours 9-th and 10 -12 week.

Types of basic loading of a bar. Determination of stress and strain condition of tension and compression. Principle of San – Venan. Hook’s law. Poisson’s ratio. Experimental investigation of material properties. Diagrams of tension and compression. Modes of material disintegration. Calculation of strength under tension and compression.

6 hours 11-th and 12-th week

Stresses at bending. Hypothesis of plane cross – sections. Pure and cross – bending. Normal and shear stresses. Calculation of a beam to strength.

6 hours 13-th and 14-th week

Calculation of stability of straight bars. Eiler’s formula for critical force. Practical calculations to stability. Jasinsky’s formula.

6 hours 15-th and 16-th week

Calculation tasks.

Calculation of a statically determinable truss.

Calculation of a beam to strength.

Laboratory works

Bending of a timber beam.

Calculation of a beam by application of the finite element methods software Analysis for Windows 1.9.

Curriculum was drawn up by asoc. Prof.I.Radinsh

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Structural Analysis (General Course)

Professor of the course unit: Felikss Bulavs, g., prof.

Ivars Radinsh, g., as.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of studies professional

Level of the studies professional studies for bachelor’s degree

Volume of the course unit - 5 credits

Objective of the course unit

To acquire the methods and means for determination of stress and strain state condition of building structures in order to use the obtained proficiency for improvement of the existing calculation methods of structures, investigation of real performance of new structural forms and diagnostics of the loading condition of presently operating structures by designing of new projects for strengthening and reconstruction.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

    1. to get introduced with possible calculation schemes;

  • to master the required abilities for calculations of buildings and structures;

  • to be introduced with the methods of force calculations;

  • to master the assessment principles of load bearing capacity of structures;

  • to acquire the selection of rational structure of constructions

  • to accomplish practical force calculations of bar systems by means of computer software.

References:

  1. I.Melderis, G.Teters. Būvmehānika. Rīga, “Zvaigzne”, 1977, 560 lpp.

  2. I.Melderis, V.Juriksons. Būvmehānikas uzdevumi ar atrisinājumiem. Rīga.“Zvaigzne”, 1970,367 lpp.

  3. Дарков АюВю Строительная механикаю Высшая школа. 1976, 600с.

  4. Jefrey P.Laible Structural Analysis. HOLT RINEHART AND WINSTON, 1985,901 p.

  5. F.Bulavs, I.Radiņš “Būvmehānika Ievadkurss ”Lekciju konspekts būvniecības specialitāšu studentiem, Rīga, RTU, 2002.g.

  6. F.Bulavs, I.Radiņš “Būvmehānika. Statiski nenoteicamas sistēmas”, Rīga, RTU, 2003.g.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical and laboratory works, individual calculation tasks and their defence.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Examination showing the ability to use the knowledge acquired in lectures, practical works and literature studies for solution of practical tasks in accordance with the academic goals or professional requirements.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures, practical studies and laboratory works or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory implementation and defence of individual calculation tasks.

Requirements to students

Knowledge of the methods for implementation of laboratory work, and principles and means of application of practical calculation programs.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Report on each laboratory work, incl. conclusions on the results obtained, debates on the tests passed.

Content of the course unit

Method of force. Conception and properties of statically indeterminable systems. Point of the force method. Level of statical indetermination of plane systems. Canonical equations of the forth method. Check – up of coefficients of equations and free members. General algorithm for calculation of statically indeterminable systems by force method (by using the example of plane frame). Modeling and inspection of M, N, Q force diagrams.

Calculation of displacements of statically indeterminable systems. Simplifications of canonical equations (application of symmetry of systems, the elastic centre, idea about the reduction of the square form to a more simple one). Modeling of influence diagrams. Forces due to the changes of temperatures and displacements of bearings in statically indeterminable systems. Peculiarities of calculations of viscous elastic statically indeterminable systems.

Method of displacements. Point of the method and primary hypothesis. Unknown quantities and the level of kinematic indetermination of the system. Basic system of the displacement method (according to the example of plane systems). Canonical equations of the displacement method. Tabulated values of the reaction of separate bars. Calculation algorithm by using the hypothesis of unextensibility of a bar. Theorems on interdependence of reactions and displacements, their application in building up equations. Peculiarities of calculations of a frame with sloping columns. Application of symmetry of a system. Calculations concerning the changes of temperatures and displacements of bearings. Peculiarities of calculation of viscous elastic systems. Modeling of influence diagrams. Method of displacements by taking into account the option of longitudinal forces.

Mixed method. Comparison of methods of force and displacements.Basic system of the mixed method, variable quantities, canonical equations. Algorithm of calculation. Combined calculation methods of symmetric systems. Conception of the approximation methods of frame calculations.

Calculation of continuous beams. Kinds of continuous beams. Application of the methods of force and displacements in case of a fixed load. Method of focus. Modeling of embracing diagrams. Modeling of influence diagrams. Continuous beams with variable cross – section. Conception of calculation of flexibly supported continuous beams.

Statically indeterminable trusses. Types of statically indeterminable trusses. Methods and selection of calculation schemes. Determination of forces by force method in case of constant loading. Influence diagrams. Determination of forces and displacements of complicated statically indeterminable trusses by computer using GEM. Combined statically indeterminable systems.

Calculation of statically indeterminable arcs and installations. Kinds of statically indeterminable arcs. Selection of the calculation scheme and method. Peculiarities of the calculation of two – hinge and hinge – free arcs. Application of flexible centre. Conception of the stress regulation. Peculiarities of calculation of suspended systems. Conception of the assessment of the strained condition in calculations of suspended systems.

Calculation of spatial systems. Kinds of spatial bars, their schemes of calculations. Joining of bars by spherical and cylindrical hinges. Bearings of spatial systems. Analysis of spatial frames and formation of trusses. Methods for determination of forces in statically determinable spatial trusses. Determination of displacements of spatial bar systems. Peculiarities of application of force and displacement methods in calculations of spatial bar systems. Calculation of plane frames in case of spatial loading. GEM in calculations of spatial systems.

Project. Calculation of statically indeterminable plane frames by means of the force and displacement methods. Determination of forces and displacements of statically indeterminable bar systems by GEM.

Individual calculation tasks

  1. Analytical calculation of forces of statically indeterminable bar systems by method of force in case of static loading and check – up of the results obtained.

  2. Analytical calculation of forces of statically indeterminable bar systems by displacement methods in case of statical loading and check – up of the results obtained.

  3. Calculation of forces of spatial statically indeterminable bar systems by finite element methods, comparison of constructive variants and recommendation of optimum structure.

Volume

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 64hours

lectures 16 hours

practical works 32 hours

laboratory work 16 hours

defence of individual calculation task course work

test, examination

Calendar plan

See the curriculum BBM210 of the course unit Structural analysis (general course).

Importance of the course unit Structural analysis (General course) within the CURRICULA of studies for bachelor’s degree and professional studies of civil engineering.

The curriculum of the course unit contains information on methods and means for determination of actual stress and strain state condition of buildings and their structural elements, and the applied numerical calculation programs. The course unit sums up all the previously acquired knowledge in material and structural mechanics and concludes the course of building statics providing the students’ ability to accomplish the force calculations of building structures according to the selected calculation scheme and to choose a suitable most rational structural scheme under specific exploitational conditions. The course unit is directed towards the development of safe, rational and economically advantageous structures.

Basics of Materials science ĶPK 103

Lecturer: Professor Mārtiņš Kalniņš

Bachelor studies

CU: 2 (lectures - 1,5; practical work - 0,5; laboratory work - 0)

Test mode: pretest

Short content of the subject:

The goal of the subject: to form contemporary and competent viewpoint of prospective engineers on the materials - the most essential product of civilization progress.

The main tasks of the subject: to discuss prior general aspects of materials science, which are substantial for production, processing, use and recycling of materials:

 The role of materials as the guaranty of being needs of the mankind;

 Sources of raw materials and energy, their evaluation; the availability and renovation potentials of raw materials; saving principles of raw materials and energy;

 Interconnection between materials structure and properties;

 Feasibility to control of the formation of materials structure and production of materials with desired properties;

 The ability of various materials to be transformed into certain things with desired applicability parameters

 Restricted areas of use of certain materials, selection criteria of materials;

 The alteration of materials structure and properties during handling - the aging; limited life time of the object, possibility to predict and to control the life time

 Potentiality of materials waste reuse;

 Necessity to develop the strategy of the evolution of new efficient materials and their rational use

Literature:

1. Compendium of lectures: M. Kalniņš, “Basics of Materials” (in Latvian)

2. W. D. Callister, Jr., Materials Science and Engineering, 4-th Ed., J Wiley & Sons, 1997, p.852

3. J. C. Anderson, K. D. Leaver, R. D. Rawlings, J. M. Alexander, Materials Science, 4-th Edition, Chapman & Hall, 1991, p.608.

4. The Science and Engineering of Materials. 2-nd Ed. Ed.by D. R. Askeland, P. Webste, London, Chapman & Hall, 1990. 880 pp.

5. P. A. Thornton, V. J. Colangelo. Fundamentals of Engineering Materials, Prentice Hall, 1985, p.679.

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL SUBJECT

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

Code: BKA 514

Level of education: Master study

Subject status: Obligatory subject for direction

Credit points – 4, semesters – 1, hours – 64, lectures – 2, practical jobs – 2, control – E

Confirmed on council of the Department of Composite Materials and Structures

17 March 2003, certificate N 1

RIGA 2003

Introduction to finite element method. Basic concept. Historical background. Engineering applications. General description. Comparison of finite element method with other methods of analysis. Finite element program packages.

4 hours, 1, 2 weeks

General procedure of finite element method. Discretization of the domain. Basic element shapes. Discretization process. Type of elements. Size of elements. Location of nodes. Number of elements. Simplifications afforded by the physical configuration of the body. Finite representation of infinite bodies. Node numbering scheme. Automatic mesh generation.

2 hours, 3 week

General procedure of finite element method. Interpolation polynomials. Polynomial form of interpolation functions. Selection of the order of the interpolation polynomial. Convergence requirements. Linear interpolation polynomials for one-dimensional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements.

2 hours, 4 week

General procedure of finite element method. Formulation of element characteristic matrices and vectors. Direct approach. Bar element under axial load. Line element for heat flow. Triangular element under plane strain. Variational approach. Coordinate transformation.

6 hours, 5, 6, 7 weeks

General procedure of finite element method. Assembly of element matrices and vectors and derivation of system equations. Incorporation of the boundary conditions.

2 hours, 8 week

Higher order and isoparametric element formulations. Higher order one-dimensional element. Quadratic and cubic elements. Continuity conditions. Comparative study of elements. Isoparametric elements. Definitions. Shape functions in coordinate transformation. Curved-sided elements. Derivation of element equations. Numerical integration in one-, two- and three-dimensions.

4 hours, 9, 10 weeks

Реализация метода конечных элементов на ЭВМ. Построение необходимых для данной конструкции матриц. Решение системы уравнений. Определение напряжений в элементах.

6 часов, 11, 12 и 13 недели

FEM software. Pre-processor. Solution block. Post-processor.

6 hours, 14, 15 and 16 weeks

LITERATURE

1. Бате К., Вилсон Е. Численные методы анализа и метод конечных элементов. – Стройиздат: Москва. – 1982.

2. Rao S.S. The finite element method in engineering. Second Edition. – Pergamon Press: Oxford, New York, Seoul, Tokyo. – 1989.

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Prepared by Prof. Rolands Rikards

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Computer Sciences (Special course for builders)

Professor of the course unit: Felikss Bulavs, g., prof.

Ivars Radinsh, g., Asoc.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic, professional

Level of the studies bachelor; professional studies for bachelor’s degree

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objective of the course unit

To acquire the ability of operation with MS Window 95 environment and ready program batches MS Office, Math Cad.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to acquire the ability of operation with files (Window Explorer), applied softwares (Paint, Calculator, .. ) and service software (Scandisk, Defrag) in Window 95 environment;

  • to master rational operation methods by MS Word and MS Excel directed towards the solution of civil engineering problems;

  • to master the methods of solution of mathematical problems by MathCad.

Text books, to be used and recommended reading list

  1. I.Radiņš. Palīglīdzeklis kursa datormācība (speckurss apgūšanai): MS Window 95, Word 7.0, Excel 7.0

  2. K.Sataki. Microsoft Window’ 95 ikvienam. 1995, 146 lpp.

  3. A.Geske, A.Grīnfelds. Teksta redaktors MS Word 6.0 un 7.0 for Windows. 1998. 60 lpp.

  4. Microsoft Word 7.0 (6.izd.), 1997. 80 lpp.

  5. V.Vēzis. Microsft EXCEL 5.0 ikvienam. 1994. 208 lpp.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Laboratory works, individual students’ projects and their defence.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Test on individually accomplished projects.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of laboratory works or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory implementation of individual calculation tasks and their defence.

Requirements to students preparing for regular

Knowledge of the methods on implementation of laboratory works, and principles and means concerning the application of practical calculation programs.

Planned discussions and debates topics and content

Discussions on the tests passed.

Content of the course unit

Characteristic features of Window 95 environment: Program release for execution. Operation with Windows. Copying, shifting, deletion of files, documents, etc. Windows Explorer Software.

Operation with Windows 95 Paint, Calculator, WordPad, ScanDisk, Defrag...Softwares

MS Word 7,0

Brief characteristic of Word 7.0. Groups of commands, groups of tools, status row. Tuning of Word environment (editing of the groups of commands and tools), formation of new ones and deletion , Tools … Options, Tools .. Auto Correct, View – Ruler).

Adjustment of page parameters. Templates, normal.dot. Their formation and application. Opening of the existing documents and formation of new ones (buttons, commands). Modes of document transmission to the screen, characterization. Kinds of document preservation.

Operation with text. Latvian code tables (WinLat, WinLogs), conversion options. Fonts, replacing of their parameters. Text highlight options). Formatting of the text by applying pictograms related to the formatting groups and command Format… Font. Insertion of symbols. Text transfer to a new line. Paragraph, its formatting. Borderlines and shading of paragraph. Command Format …. Paragraph. Insertion of text into the frame, its formatting. Operation with tables. Modeling of a table. Shifting of the cursor within the table. Command Insert … Caption. Editing of a table. Highlight of a table’s elements. Insertion and deletion, shifting and copying of cells, columns and rows. Change of the column width and row height. Data sorting in tables. Another commands within Table group commands.

Rational operation with a document. Application of templates. Modeling of column captions (titles) Application of styles, development of new ones. Application of the button Format Painter. Areas, preparation of document forms. Modeling of macro commands. Insertion of objects into the document.

Operation with MS Equation 2.0.

MS Excel 7.0

Characteristic of MS Excel: elements of the main and document windows. Row of formulas. Working notebook and sheets (tables). Characteristic of Excel table. Shifting within the table. Breaking up of the table window. Entering of information in the table. Relative and absolute addresses. Entering of formulas (Function Wizard) Sequence of calculations. Editing and deletion of cell content. Highlight, shifting, copying (by mouse or commands) of the tables areas. Commands Paste Special , Paste Link. Commentaries. Insertion or releasing of table area or a whole table. Operation with the cell area by using the sensitive point of the area. Application of commands Edit … Fill … Cancellation and repetition of operations. Change of the column width and row height. Closing and disclosing of the table columns and rows. Arrangement of data in a table. Modeling of diagrams. Modeling of standard histograms. Editing of diagram elements. Modeling of a diagram by applying Chart Wozard software.

MathCad 7.0

Computing and simplification of mathematical expressions. Integral calculations. Operation with matrixes. Modeling of functional diagrams.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32hours

laboratory work 32 hours

defence of individual project;

test

Calendar plan

See the curriculum BBM103 of the course unit Computer Sciences Special course for civil engineers).

Importance of the course unit Computer Sciences Special course for civil engineers) within the CURRICULA of studies for bachelor’s degree and professional studies of civil engineering.

The course unit prepares the students for rational acquirement of subjects in their future studies.

Curriculum of studies for bachelor's degree:

Content of the course unit "Computer studies (special course)"

Windows 95 (3.11)

Characteristic features of Window 95 environment. Interfacing software for execution. Operation with windows. Copying, shifting, deletion of files, documents etc. Windows Explorer software. Start ... Programs... Accessories ... Tips and Tour (only laboratory works).

4 hours 1-st week

Operation with Windows 95 Paint, Calculator, WordPad, ScanDisc, Defrag ... Softwares

2 hours 2-nd week

MS Word 7,0

Brief characteristic of Word 7,0. Groups of commands, groups of accessories, status row. Tuning of the Word environment (editing of the command groups and accessory groups, formation of new ones and deletion Tools, ... Options, Tools Auto Correct, View…. Ruler). Adjustment of page parameters. Templates Normal.doc. Their formation and application. Opening of the existing documents and modeling of new ones (buttons, commands). Modes for the transmission of documents to the screen, characteristic of modes. Ways of document preservation.

6 hours 3-rd and 4-th weeks.

Work with the text. Latvian Code tables (WinLat, WinLogs), options of translation, fonts, replacement of their parameters. Text highlight options. Formatting of the text by application of the pictograms existing within the Formatting groups and insertion of the commands. Format … Font … Symbols. Text transfer to a new line. Paragraph, its formatting. Borderlines and shading of paragraph. Command Format… Paragraph.. Insertion of text into a frame, its formatting.

6 hours. 5-th and 6-th week.

Operation with tables. Modeling of a table. Shifting of the cursor in a table. Command Insert … Caption… Editing of a table. Highlight of the table elements. Insertion and deletion, shifting and copying of cells, columns and rows. Change of the column width and row height of a table. Sorting of data in tables. Different groups of commands. Table commands.

Efficient work with a document. Application of templates. Formation of column titles. Application of styles, development of new ones. Application of the button Format Painter. Areas, preparation of document forms. Modeling of macrocommands. Insertion of objects into documents.

6 hours. 9-th and 10 -12 week.

Operation with MS Equation 2,0

2 hours 11-th week

MS Excel 7.0

Characteristic of MS Excel 7.0: elements of the main and document windows. A row of formulas. Record book and sheets (tables). Characteristic of Excel Table. Shifting within a table. Splitting of the table window. Feeding in of the information into a table. Relative and absolute addresses. Feeding in of the formulas (Function Wizard). Succession of calculation.

4 hours. 11-th and 12-th week

Editing and deletion of cell content. Highlight, shifting, copying of the table area (by mouse or by commands). Commands Paste Special, Paste link. Commentaries. Insertion and dump of the table area or a whole table.

Operation with the cell area by using the sensitive point of the area. Application of the command Edit… Fill…. Cancellation and repetition of operation. Change of the column width and row height. Concealment and disclosing of columns and rows of a table. Arrangement of data in a table. Modeling of diagrams. Modeling of standard histograms. Editing of diagram elements. Modeling of a diagram by using the Chart Wizard… software

6 hours 13-th and 14-th week

Math Cad 7.0

Computing and simplification of mathematical expressions. Integral calculations. Operation with matrixes. Modeling of functional diagrams.

6 hours 15-th and 16-th week.

Course project.

The project shall be implemented by applying MS Word and MS Excel softwares.

The currilum was drawn up by as.prof.I.Radinsh

RTU mācību priekšmeta pieteikums.

Struktūrvienība:

18231.Darba un civilās aizsardzības katedra

A.Dati par mācību priekšmetu.

1.Priekšmeta šifrs: IDA117

2. Priekšmeta statuss: RTU obligātais priekšmets

3.Studiju līmenis,kurā izmantojams priekšmets: Inženiera studijas (pēc bakalaura)

4. Priekšmeta nosaukums: Darba aizsardzības pamati

Basics of Occupational Safety

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5.Priekšmeta satura anotācija:

Valsts politika un prasības darba aizsardzībā. Darba vides kaitīgie un bīstamie faktori, to iedarbība uz cilvēka organismu un normēšanas principi. Pasākumi šīs iedarbības novēršanai vai samazināšanai. Ugunsdrošības pamati.

European standarts of labour protection, development of labour protection in Latvia. Effective means for improving labour protection and Working conditions. Organization and Control īndustrial Safetv and HealthAdministration.

B. Dati par atbildīgo pasniedzēju.

1. Kozlovs Viktors

Habilitētais doktors,Profesors Latviešu,Krievu vai.,

2.Habilitācijas disertācijas nosaukums :

RTU mācību priekšmeta pieteikums.l• Ipp

Struktūrvienība:

18231.Darba un civilās aizsardzības katedra

A.Dati par mācību priekšmetu.

1.Priekšmeta šifrs: ICA301

2.Priekšmeta statuss: Virziena obligātais priekšmets

3.Studiju līmenis,kurā izmantojams priekšmets:
Akadēmiskās izglītības bakalaura studijas(pamatstudijās)

4.Priekšmeta nosaukums: Civilā aizsardzība

Civil defence

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5.Priekšmeta satura anotācija:

Ārkārtēju situāciju prognozēšanas un novērtēšanas principi tehniskās sistēmās. Avāriju, katastrofu un stihisku nelaimju likvidēšanas pasākumi. Cilvēku dzīves un darbības apstākļu nodrošinājums ārkārtējās situācijās.

The civil defence as a state svstem, its tasks, legal foundation. Recŗuirements for this svstem. Preventive measures for stabilitv of industrial object in case of ES. Organization and relization of rescue and other urgent measures in case of ES.

B. Dati par atbildīgo pasniedzēju.

1. Jemeļjanovs Anatolijs

Habilitētais doktors,Profesors Latviešu,Krievu vai.

2.Habilitācijas disertācijas nosaukums : Objektu ugunsdrošības aizsardzība

BĢE 296 - Geodesy

basic course

Semester

Creditpoints

Auditorium hours

Control

lectures

laboratory works

exam

test

study work

autumn

3

32

16

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labor.works

  1. Tasks od Geodesy

Gr.1.: 1. nod.,9, 33; Gr.2.: 1. nod.;

  1. Importance od Geodesy

Gr.1.: 1.nod.; Gr.2.: 1. nod.;

  1. Development of Geodesy

Gr.1.: 5; Gr.2.: 6;

  1. Organization of Geodetic works

Gr.1.: 2, 33, 6.nod., 122; Gr.2.: 3;

  1. Form and dimensions of Earth

Gr.1.: 5, 6; Gr.2.: 6;

  1. Coordinate systems in Geodesy

Gr.1.: 6, 7, 10, 13, 45, 58, 84, 120; Gr.2.: 2.nod.;

  1. Heights

Gr.1.: 8, 12, 111; Gr.2.: 9;

  1. Influence of the bend of the Earth

Gr.1.: 12, 111..114, 121; Gr.2.: 9,10;

  1. Projection by Gauss and Kriger

Gr.1.: 13, 101, 102; Gr.2.: 9 .. 12;

  1. Azimuth. Grid Azimuth

Gr.1.: 9 .. 13, 86, 87, 101; Gr.2.: 55 .. 58; Kd.1.

  1. Plan. Map. Profile.

Gr.1.: 3.nod., 103, 165; Gr.2.: 14, 151, 161;

  1. Interpretation of Relief

Gr.1.: 139 ..142, 148; Gr.2.: 128 .. 130; Kd.1.

  1. Topographical designations (legenda)

Gr.1.: 103, 165; Gr.2.: 151; Kd.1.

  1. Acquisition of Coordinates

Gr.1.: 13, 14, 25, 55; Gr.2.: 14.nod., 88; Kd.1.

  1. Acquisition of Area

Gr.1.: 178 ..182; Gr.2.: 164 .. 171;

  1. Accidential Errors

Gr.1.: 20; Gr.2.: 4.nod., 20;

  1. Arithmetical mean, mean value

Gr.1.: 20,23; Gr.2.: 4.nod., 23;

  1. Middle square error

Gr.1.: 20,23; Gr.2.: 4.nod., 23;

  1. Middle square error of Function

Gr.1.: 21; Gr.2.: 21;

  1. Geodetical calculations

Gr.1.: 23, 24; Gr.2.: 24, 88;

  1. Horizontal angles. Vertical angles

Gr.1.: 4, 6, 34, 39; Gr.2.: 6.nod.;

  1. Schemes of Theodolits

Gr.1.: 58 ...60; Gr.2.: 30, 45, 135; Pr.1.1.

  1. Types of Theodolits

Gr.1.: 62, 63, 75; Gr.2.: 47, 135, 139;

  1. Controls of Theodolits

Gr.1.: 58, 74, 77, 78; Gr.2.: 46, 48;

  1. Horizontal angles measurement

Gr.1.:70, 78, 80, 87; Gr.2.: 50 .. 52, 108; Pr.1.2.

  1. Vertical angles measurement

Gr.1.: 46, 120; Gr.2.: 54; Pr.1.3.

  1. Linear measurement with tape-line

Gr.1.: 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49; Gr.2.: 10.nod.; Pr.2.1.

  1. Distance-gauge

Gr.1.: 88, 89; Gr.2.: 11.nod.; Pr.2.2.

  1. Optical distance measurement

Gr.1.: 89, 90, 93; Gr.2.: 11.nod., 74, 76, 135; Pr.2.3.

  1. Levelling methods and procedure

Gr.1.: 111 .. 113; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 77 .. 79, 150;

  1. Schemes of Levells

Gr.1.: 115, 118, 119; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 78, 80 .. 83; Pr.3.1.

  1. Types of Levells

Gr.1.: 116.. 119; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 82,83;

  1. Controls of Levells

Gr.1.: 118; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 82, 83; Pr.3.1.

  1. Errors in levelling

Gr.1.: 114, 117, 118; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 84;

  1. Geometrical levelling

Gr.1.: 113, 114, 135, 141; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 78, 109 .. 114, 121; Pr.3.2.; Kd.2.

  1. Trigonometrical levelling

Gr.1.: 121, 147; Gr.2.: 12.nod., 85; Kd.1.

  1. Clasiffication of Geodetic Networks

Gr.1.: 32, 37, 105, 106, 110, 122, 125 .. 127; Gr.2.: 13.nod., 28, 86, 87, 99, 109, 114;

  1. Triangulation

Gr.1.: 30, 32, 110; Gr.2.: 13.nod., 87, 99, 107, 108;

  1. Poligonometry

Gr.1.: 28, 94, 104; Gr.2.: 13.nod., 87, 100;

  1. Geodetic crossings

Gr.1.: 29, 108, 109; Gr.2.: 104 .. 106, 143 .. 145;

  1. Motivation of surveying

Gr.1.: 94,104; Gr.2.: 14.nod., 99;

  1. Geodetic chain. Traverse computation and coordinates

Gr.1.: 94, 104; Gr.2.: 14.nod., 27, 89 .. 92, 100 .. 103, 133, Kd.1.

  1. Horizontal surveying

Gr.1.: 11, 5.nod., 50, 52, 55, 83, 94, 96, 98, 146; Gr.2.: 5.nod., 25, 26, 29, 91, 93 .. 98, 134, 149, Pr.4.1., 4.2.

  1. Tacheometry

Gr.1.: 11, 146..148; Gr.2.: 124, 131 .. 135, 149; Pr.4.4.; Kd.1.

  1. Vertical surveying

Gr.1.: 11, 129, 135, 140, 141, 148; Gr.2.: 121, 124 .. 127, 150; Pr.4.3.

  1. Measuring with plane table (ar menzulu)

Gr.1.:149 .. 152; Gr.2.: 134, 136 .. 149;

  1. Phototopographical surveying

Gr.1.: 166, 167, 176, 177; Gr.2.: 22.nod., 152 .. 157, 160;

  1. Geodetic estimate

Gr.2.: 14.nod., 17.nod., 18.nod., 19.nod;

  1. Geodetic estimate of streched structures

Gr.1.: 129, 134, 135, 136; Gr.2.: 17.nod., 115, 116, 118, 120;Kd.2.

  1. Geodetical project (design)

Gr.1.: 137, 138, 145; Gr.2.: 116 .. 119, 130, 172 .. 175; Kd.2.

  1. Data producing for horizontal outline of structures

Gr.1.:190; Gr.2.: 116, 117, 176; Pr.5.1.

  1. Streched structures and axis project

Gr.1.: 137, 138; Gr.2.: 120 .. 123, 130; Kd.2.

  1. Construction of line segment (nogrieýða)

Gr.1.: 40, 41, 42; Gr.2.: 8.nod., 123, 130, 176, 178; Pr.5.1.

  1. Construction of Project angle

Gr.1.: 52, 57, 81; Gr.2.: 9.nod., 177; Pr.5.1.

  1. Construction of Point with datum height

Pr.5.2.;

  1. Arrangement of oblique lines

Gr.1.: 137;

  1. Arrangement of curves

Gr.1.: 130, 131; Kd.2.

  1. Determination of height of structures

Gr.1.: 120, 121;

  1. Implementation measurements

Gr.1.: 13.nod.;

60. Deformations of structures.Abridgments: Gr. 1. - book: J.Biæis, O.Jakubovskis u.c. Åeodèzija. R.,Zvaigzne,1974.Gr.2.- book: V.Freijs, U.Zuments u.c. Åeodèzija.R., Zvaigzne,1993. Pr. - practical works, laboratory works

Kd. - controlworks, test works

Remarks: ,,Gr.1.: 1.nod., 9, 33’’ means: 1st book, 1st chapter, 9.and 33. paragraph.

Literature

Books

  1. J.Biæis, O.Jakubovskis u.c. Åeodèzija. R., Zvaigzne, 1974.

  2. V.Freijs, U.Zuments u.c. Åeodèzija. R., Zvaigzne, 1993.

  3. J.Bikøe, J.Ancâns. Åeodèzijas teorètiskie pamatjautâjumi. Rìga, ES PHARE Projekts,

1997.

  1. <fuhfneyb U.D.> Lfybktdbx <.<. b lh. By;tythyfz utjltpbz. V.> Ytlhf> 1984.

  2. {tqatw <. C.> Lfybktdbx <.<. Ghfrnbrev gj by;tythyjq utjltpbb. V.> Ytlhf> 1979.

  3. Heribert Kahmen. Vermessungskunde. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 1993.

  4. Eberhard Baumann. Vermessungskunde. Band 1.- Einfache Lagemessung und

Nivellement. Bonn, Ferd.Dummler Verlag, 1992.

8. Eberhard Baumann. Vermessungskunde. Band 2.- Punktbestimmung nach Höhe und

Lage. Bonn, Ferd.Dummler Verlag, 1993.

Metodic materials

  1. J.Klètnieks. Inýenieråeodèzija. Rìga, RPI, 1980.

  2. Kf,jhfnjhysq ghfrnbrev gj by;tythyjq utjltpbb. Hbuf> HGB> 1988.

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Program

BĢE 298 - Practical Geodesy

Semester

Creditpoints

Hours

Control

lectures

laboratory works

test

spring

2

0

32

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1. Beginning of field course ''Practical Geodesy''

1.1. Calendar plan of practice

1.2. Labour protection regulations

1.3. Choice of geodetic instruments

1.4. Assignment of the task

1.5. Acquaintance with the terrain

1.6. Geodetic marks in this terrain

1.7. Scheme of the terrain

1.8. File of the ''Practical Geodesy''

2. Traverse course

2.1. Instrument examination. Theodolite field examination

2.2. Planing of Traverse course

  1. Scheme of Traverse course

2.4. Fixation of points

2.5. Attaching of points to terrain objects. Field description.

2.6. Measuring of Horizontal angles (2 times independently).

2.7. Calculation of Horizontal angles

2.8. Measuring of Sides (2 times independently)

2.9. Calculation of Sides of traverse

2.10. Calculation of Coordinates

3. Field Levelling

3.1. Planing of Levelling course

3.2. Scheme of Levelling

3.3. Levell field examination

3.4. Levelling of points (2 times independently)

3.5. Calculation of Height of points

4. Topographic surveying

4.1.Horizontal surveying

4.1.1. Project of surveying

4.1.2. Determination of lines with Polar method

4.1.3. Field description.

4.1.4. Attaching of Topographic objects

4.1.5. Calculation of Coordinates of Topographic objects

4.2. Vertical surveying

4.2.1. Project of surveying

4.2.2. Field description

4.2.3. Levelling of Topographic objects

4.2.4. Calculation of Height of Topographic objects

4.3. Taheometry

4.3.1. Projection of Tacheometry

4.3.2. Field description

4.3.3. Determination of Topographic objects with method of tacheometry
4.3.4. Calculations of Coordinates and Heights of Topographic objects

4.4. Producing of Topographic plan

5. Finishing of Practice

5.1. Report

5.2. Control of the report

5.3. Delivery of instruments

5.4. Test

Literature

Books

  1. J.Biķis, O.Jakubovskis u.c. Ģeodēzija. R., Zvaigzne, 1974.

  2. V.Freijs, U.Zuments u.c. Ģeodēzija. R., Zvaigzne, 1993.

  3. J.Bikše, J.Ancāns. Ģeodēzijas teorētiskie pamatjautājumi. Rīga, ES PHARE Projekts,

1997.

  1. Heribert Kahmen. Vermessungskunde. Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 1993.

  2. Eberhard Baumann. Vermessungskunde. Band 1.- Einfache Lagemessung und

Nivellement. Bonn, Ferd.Dummler Verlag, 1992.

6. Eberhard Baumann. Vermessungskunde. Band 2.- Punktbestimmung nach Höhe und

Lage. Bonn, Ferd.Dummler Verlag, 1993.

7. W.Torge. Geodesy, 2nd edition. 1991.,Berlin, New York.

Methodical materials

  1. J.Klētnieks. Inženierģeodēzija. Rīga, RPI, 1980.

Remark: You can find books in the Library of RTU, in department of Civil engineering and Architecture, 16 Azenes str., 507.room and in the Departments' library 16 Azenes str, 109.room.

Desciption of study subject

BASIC COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE

Studies program: Civil engineering

Studies form: Professional

Studies level: Baccalaureate

Teacher Juris Kaurats M. g.RTU

Volume of educational subject 5 KP

Aim of teaching

To provide the students with comprehensive knowledge

about buildings and their architectural solutions.

Tasks of teaching

1.To acquaint the students with various types of buildings

and their structural members.

2.To inform the students about the wide range of

requirements set to buildings and their interdependence.

3.To acquaint the students with planning and its elements.

4.To provide an insight into structural solutions and

members of buildings.

5.To develop the basic skills in design work.

Language

Latvian

Literature

1.Ching F. Building construction illustrated. New York,

1975.

2.Civilās un rūpniecības ēkas. G. Kalniņa red. Rīga, 1976,

pp.528.

3.Kaurāts J. Rūpniecības celtniecības un sanitārās tehnikas

pamati. Rīga, 1980. pp.344.

4.Noviks J. Ģimenes māja. Rīga, 1997. pp. 264.

5.Spence W. P. Architecture. Bloomington, 1967. pp.582.

6.Миловидов Н. Н. и другие. Гражданские здания.

Москва, 1987.

7.Belindževa – Korkla O. Norobežojošo konstrukciju

siltumtehniskie aprēķini. Rīga,2002.

8.LBN 006-00. Būtiskās prasības būvēm.

9.LBN 201-96. Ugunsdzēsības normas.

10.LBN 202-01. Būvprojekta saturs un noformēšana.

11.LBN 209-93. Instrukcija ģimenes māju un zemnieku sētu

projektēšanai.

12.Шершевский И. А. Конструкции гражданских зданий.

Ленинград, 1981.

Methods ot teching

Lectures, seminars and students’ individual work in

accordance with the plan of the course.

Principe of estimating the level

of acquirement of subject

Tested - if a student is able to acquire independently certain

themes related to the whole course. Test ( assesses with a

mark ) for the students’ ability to apply the acquired

knowledge in developing building design. Examination –

evaluation of the students’ theoretical knowledge.

Requirement for acquirement

1.Test or examination passed in the following subjects:

“Būvmateriāli“,“Svešvaloda“, “Tēlotāja ģeometrija un

datorgrafika“.

2.To get acquainted with the key issues of the definite

themes before the lectures and practical classes.

pulsory presence at the seminars and practical classes.

dividual tutorials with the adviser about the course

project ( design work).

Methods of estimation

The students’ performance at the seminars is assessed as to

the range of problems covered, thoroughness of the research

and the ability to evaluate new solutions. The course project

is assessed as to how it meets the requirements of the

construction of buildings, how qualitative its graphical

presentation, description and calculation of the design are.

The decisive factors at the examination are the students’

knowledge and the ability to evaluate new solutions.

Teaching methods

1. Introductory lecture

Acquaints the students with the course objectives, aim, tasks

and the plan. Explains the testing strategies and the

crassessing students’ course project and knowledge and

examination.

2.Lectures

The lecture cover basically the theoretical part of the course. The

students must have got acquainted with the basic terminology and

definitions connected with the theme of the lecture to be able to

comprehend the material presented at the lecture. The illustrative

material is provided with the help of an overhead projector..

3.Seminars

Students make presentations on the themes they have researched

independently and are questioned by the groupmates. If necessary

the lecturer provides his/her commentary, and additional

information. The presentation is assessed by the lecturer.

4.Practical classes

The issues connected with the development of the course project

are discussed.

5.Tutorials

The lecturer carries out individual work with each student as an

advisor on developing the course project.

Curriculum and Calender Plan

1.Lectures

1.1. Architecture, building and technical equipment.

1.2. Construction supplies and structural members.

1.3. Buildings, houses and rooms.

1.4. The building site in landscape.

1.5. The functional requirements.

1.6. The technical requirements.

1.7. The aesthetic, ecological and economic requirements.

1.8. The basic principles of planning solutions.

1.9. The key notions of physics of building.

1.10. Structural solutions of buildings.

1.11. Specifications of design solution.

1.12. Planning solutions of public buildings.

1.13. Structural solutions of public buildings.

2.Seminars

2.1. Soil, footing and foundation.

2.2. Walls and partitions.

2.3. Frame structures of buildings.

2.4. Floor slabs, beams, joists and girders.

2.5. Framed roofs and built-up roofs.

2.6. Floor and ceiling.

2.7. Windows, doors and gates.

2.8. Bays, loggias and balconies.

3.Practical classes

3.1. Basic types of dwelling houses.

3.2. Positioning, orientation and height of a house.

3.3. Entry area of a house.

3.4. Noisy area.

3.5. Quiet area.

3.6. Utility rooms.

3.7. Dimensioning and design of stairs.

3.8. Garages and carports.

Riga Technical University

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Construction Manufacturing

Professorial Group

“Building machines and mechanization of construction” 20421

The summary

to the subject “Building machines”(basic course).

The Course is destined for students of building specialities of a “Bachelor” and “Master” level.

3 credit points (2-1-0).

Course lecturer – Victor Mironov, Professor, Dr. Sc. Eng.

The purpose of the Course is studying of bases of building processes mechanization, learning of its working principles, definitions criteria, optimal and safe operations.

The abstract of the lectures, illustrated Latvian-Russian-English dictionary and Textbook on laboratory works are prepared for the Course study.

There are over 30 laboratory works prepared for students in which working principles and characteristics of basic kinds of building machines and their assemblies, as well as their application in construction processes are considered. Each student must carry out 8 laboratory works in 2 specialized laboratories and defend them with the lecturer.

It is possible a replacement of a laboratory works with an essay written by the student on one the offered themes, in which an analysis of a machine selection, its classification and characteristics, working principles, use, productivity and safety are studied and evaluated.

Written examination by the end of a semester is foreseen.

The Course Program and other related materials can be found on the web-page www.bf.rtu.lv/~bmm.

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY

INSTITUTE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PROFESSOR’S GROUP OF THE CONSTRUCTION TEHNOLOGY

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE BUILDING

TECHOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Practical course

CODE BBR 222

Programme for the basic and highest

level professional studies

Credit-points – 6, hours – 96, lectures – 3, practical works –3, control – annual design work, test and examination.

Confirmed at the meeting of the council of the Institute of the Construction Industry at the December 6, 2003, protocol Nr. 2/03.

Riga 2003

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAINING DISCIPLINE

Lecturer:

Dr. g. Videvud A.Lapsa, Chief Researcher, assistant professor

Tittle of the training discipline:

Building Technology and Construction Safety

Training programme: The construction of industrial and civil building.

Training profile: Construction

Training level: Bachelor’s training

The amount of the discipline is 6 KP

The goal of the discipline is:

To develop the general principles of the construction technology for the buildings and structures and also the main construction processes including work operations. To acquaint all traditional construction technologies and to develop the advanced construction technologies, to analyse them, to learn advanced methods and to evaluate the main evolution trends in Latvia and megatrends in all the word.

The target of the discipline is:

  1. To acquaint the history of the principal construction technologies and their evolution in the world building history

  2. To develop the main construction technological processes:

    1. Preparation of the building site.

    2. Transportation of the construction freights.

    3. Earth moving.

    4. Piling and sheet piling.

    5. Drop shafts and caissons.

    6. Technology of concrete and reinforced concrete cast-in-situ.

      1. Formwork and moulding.

      2. Reinforcing.

      3. Concreting.

    7. Prefabricated concrete structure technology.

    8. Masonry.

    9. Carpentry.

    10. Assembling

    11. Roofing

    12. Waterproofing.

    13. Heat & sound insulation.

In all these construction processes the quality indicators and its control, the specific constructional safety and the environmental protection are included.

Requirements for the discipline developed:

The attendance of the lectures and independent studies of separate technologies from the technical and scientific literature. Ability to use the obtained knowledge for prepare the construction technology design and the ability for defence these design and also for the choice of the version of the technological processes used in the design.

The requirements for the students to prepare the practical work:

The student must know the theme of the practical work, it’s content, the target and the means to manage it. He must know how to compare different versions of some possible technological processes. If a measuring technique is used in the practical work, he must know the measuring principles and to have the necessary skills.

Planned discussions, their subjects and content:

Individual discussions of the practical work during the work process and during the appraisal when work is finished. The subject of the work and content is indicated in the programme of the discipline.

Training books, recommended scientific and technical information sources:

  1. International Construction, vol.37, 1995-2003, Essex, UK

  2. Deutsche Bauzeitung, 1994-2003, Berlin

  3. Concrete International, 1994-2003, Farmington Hills, Mi, USA

  4. Kenneth Leet, Dionisio Bernal, Reinforced Concrete, 1997, Boston, MA, USA

  5. Lohmeyer G., Beton-technik, Handbuch betongerechte Planung und Ausfürung, Düsseldorf, 1997.

  6. Луцкий С.Я., Атаев С.С. Технология строительного производства. М., «Высшая школа», 1991.

  7. J.Noviks, T.Šnepste. Celtniecības tehnoloģija. Rīgā, “Zvaigzne”, 1991.

Training methods of the discipline:

Lectures and practical work.

The general principles of the appraisal of the development of the discipline:

Test and appraisal of the annual work – the construction technology design for a real building job. Examination about the tasks of the discipline – construction technologies and processes included. Here the knowledge obtained at the lectures and at the independent studies of the literature is evaluated. Also evaluated is the skills of the practical use of the obtained knowledge, and the possibility for solving the research development problems.

Content of the discipline:

It is indicated in the programme of the discipline

Requirements for obtaining the credit-points:

Full amount of the course 100%.

Lectures 90%.

Practical work 4%.

Test, annual work, examination 6%.

g. Videvud A. Lapsa,

Compiler of the programme

THE TIME SCHEDULE is included in the training discipline programme “Building Technology and construction safety”

*

The importance of the training discipline “Building Technology and construction safety” in the bachelor’s teaching programme is an exhaustive information about the main building technologies, their processes and work operations here included , and the necessary information about the workforce, construction machines and equipment, materials used, and about the characteristics of the technological processes.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Building Structures

Professor of the course unit: Karlis Rocens g., prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Specialization Civil engineering

Level of the studies Professional studies for bachelors degree

Volume of the course unit - 6 credits

Objective of the course unit

To acquire the methods of calculation and design for basic elements of steel, timber and plastic, concrete and reinforced concrete building structures by taking into account the peculiarities of their production, transportation, assembling and exploitation.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to gain understanding of the historical development of building structures and their classification according to different features;

  • to find out the relationship between the formation, composition and reaction to physical and mechanical forces of constructional materials in question;

  • to get introduced with the limit state of structures;

  • to be introduced with the loads and load combination;

  • to master the calculation of structures according to the limit state methods;

  • to master the ability of designing for the basic elements of building structures;

  • to acquire the ability of designing for joining of the elements of building structures.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical and laboratory works.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Test and examination showing the ability to use the acquired knowledge in lectures, practical and laboratory works and independent studies of literature by solving the problems of practical and research areas.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources, application of the acquired proficiency in implementation of the obligatory practical and laboratory works, and defence of the results obtained.

Requirements to students preparing for regular laboratory (practical) work

Knowledge of the subject in implementation of the laboratory (practical) work, the methods, measuring instruments and principles of their application.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Individual report on practical and laboratory works, debates on the tests passed. See the topics and content in the curriculum of the course unit.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum of the course unit.

References:

1. Kadišs F. u.c. Metāla konstrukcijas/F.Kadišs, A.Roze, P.Sabulis; P.Sabuļa red. - R.:Zvaigzne, 1991. -416 lpp.:il.

2. Ulpe J., Kupče L. Koka un plastmasu konstrukcijas. - R.: Zvaigzne, 1991. - 304 lpp.: il.

3. T.Cajs, A.Mandrikovs. Būvkonstrukcijas. 2.sējums. Dzelzsbetona konstrukcijas, pamati un pamatnes. - R.:Zvaigzne, 1991,- 471 lpp.:il.

4.А.Мандриков. Примеры расчета: железобетонных конструкций. - Москва, Стройиздат, 1989, 505 с.

5. Monolīta ribota dzelzsbetona pārseguma projektēšana. Rīga, 1984.

6. Blass H.I., Aune P. and others - Timber Engineering, Step I (Bases of design, material properties, Structural components and joints); Centrum Hont , 1995, p. 307.

7. Donald E.Breyer. Design of Wood Structures. Third Edition. c., 1993, 902 p.

8.APA Engineered Wood handbook. Ed Thomas G.Williamson. McGraw-Hill, 2002,12 - 74

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 96 hours

lectures 40 hours

laboratory works 32 hours

practical works 24 hours

test, work, examination.

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 308 of the course unit BUILDING STRUCTURES 308.

Importance of the course unit BUILDING STRUCTURES 308 within the CURRICULUM of building and reconstruction in the studies for bachelors degree.

The course unit contains the initial information on peculiarities of steel, timber and plastic, concrete and reinforced concrete as well as the calculation and designing methods for basic elements of structures made of these materials by taking into account the peculiarities of their exploitation.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Steel Structures

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh Dr. g., assoc.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objective of the course unit

To master the ability for designing of up-to-date steel structures with a view of opportunity as to their creative application in the future practical activities of the specific area.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to gain a detailed understanding of steel structures of one-storied industrial buildings, a group of elements of which may be observed in different types of buildings and constructions in various combinations;

  • to master the principles of calculation and design of the structures in the aforementioned paragraph;

  • to get introduced with other types of advanced structures, where the basic material used is the steel.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures and a course project.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test on individually accomplished course project, which shows the ability to use the acquired knowledge in the future professional work. An examination on the completed theoretical course.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by the recommended reading list.

Planned discussions and debates

Individual discussions during the development and defence of the course project.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum.

References:

1. Kadišs F. u.c. Metāla konstrukcijas/ F. Kadišs, A. Roze, P. Sabulis; P. Sabuļa red.

- R.: Zvaigzne, 1991. - 416. lpp.: il.

2. Металические конструкции. Общий курс: Учебник для вузов /Е.И.Беленя, В.А.Балдин, Г.С.Ведеников и др.: Под общ. ред. Е.И.Беленя, - 6-е изд. перераб. и доп. - М.: Стройиздат, 1986. - 560 с. ил.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32 hours

lectures 32 hours

course project

examination

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum of the course unit "STEEL STRUCTURES".

Importance of the course unit "STEEL STRUCTURES" within the CURRICULA of the studies for the degree of master of engineering science and professional studies of construction and reconstruction buildings.

Curriculum of the course unit contains the information on the calculation and construction of widespread steel structures, which enables to work professionally in the selected area after the graduation.. Besides, the specialist of civil engineering department (an engineer or a master) shall be competent in the area of the design and reconstruction of all types of buildings (incl. the aforesaid ones). It all demonstrates the importance of the course unit within the above mentioned curricula.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Timber and Plastic Structures. General Course

Professor of the course unit: Karlis Rocens g., prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Objective of the course unit

To acquire the methods of calculation and design for timber and plastic structures by taking into account the peculiarities of their production, transportation, assembling and exploitation.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to master the ability of designing of structures with composite cross – sections;

  • to acquire the skills of designing of plane structures;

  • to become introduced with spatial strengthening of plane structures, and to master the calculations of the wind action and rigidity ties;

  • to get introduced with the basic problems of production of timber structures and structural elements.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical and laboratory works.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Defence of the course project and examination showing the proficiency to use the acquired knowledge in lectures, practical and laboratory works, and independent studies of literature sources in solving the problems of practical and research areas.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources, and obligatory participation in the implementation of laboratory and practical works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular laboratory (practical) work

Sufficient information concerning the subject of the laboratory (practical) work as well as the methods of its implementation, the measuring instruments and principles of their application.

Planned discussions and debates

Individual report on practical and laboratory works, debates on the tests passed. See the themes and contents in the curriculum of the course unit.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum of the course unit.

Laboratory works.

See the curriculum of the course unit.

References:

1. Ulpe J., Kupče L. Koka un plastmasu konstrukcijas. - R.: Zvaigzne,

- 404 lpp.,il.

2. Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 206-99 “Koka konstrukciju

projektēšanas normas” - Latvijas vēstnesis, 1999.g. 16.aprīlis, Nr.116/118-

- 5.lpp.

3. СНИП 2.01.07-85. Нагрузки и воздействия. - М. ; Стройиздат; 1986.- 361 с.

4. Конструкции из дерева и пластмасс. В.Слицкоухов, В.Д.Буданов, М.М.Гаппов и др. - М.; Стройиздат, 1986.- 543 с.

5. Зубарев Г.Н., Лянин И.М. Конструкции из дерева и пластмасс.- Высш.шк.,1980.- 311 с.

6. Пособие по проектирование деревянных конструкций. (к СНиП -25-80.). - М.; Стройиздат; 1986.- 361 с.

7. Гринь И.М. Проектирование и расчет деревянных конструкций. - Киев; Будивэльнык, 1988. - 240 с.

8.Конструкции из дерева и пластмасс. Примеры расчета и конструирования. Под ред. В.А.Иванова. - Киев: Вища шк., 1981.- 392 с.

9. Timber Design and Construction Handbook. Prepared by Timber Engineering Company. McGraw-Hill Company New York, Toronto, London, p.p.622

10. Donald E.Breyer. Design of Wood Structures. Third Edition. c., 1993, 902 p.

11. Blass H.I., Aune P. and others - Timber Engineering, Step I (Bases of design, material properties, Structural components and joints); Centrum Hont, 1995, p. 307.

12. J.J.Stalnaker and E.C.Harris - Structural Design in Wood. 2nd edition, - New York: Chapman & hall, ITP, 1997

13. APA Engineered Wood handbook. Ed ThomasG.Williamson. McGraw-Hill, 2002,12 - 74

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 48 hours

lectures 16 hours

laboratory works 16 hours

practical works 16 hours

course project

examination

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Reinforced Concrete Structures. General Course

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh Dr. g., assoc.prof.

Arnolds Apse, g.,

Ilmārs Kalis, g.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Objective of the course unit

To master the theory of the performance of prestressed reinforced concrete structures, masonry and reinforced masonry structures, and to acquire the proficiency in the calculation and design of these structures.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to gain a perfect understanding of the performance and specific peculiarities of prestressed reinforced concrete structures;

  • to master the calculations of strength, crack resistance and deformation of prestressed reinforced concrete structures;

  • to get to know the most typical and most widely used in practice kinds of presstressed reinforced concrete structures, the peculiarities of their design;

  • to master the principles and peculiarities of calculation and design of masonry and reinforced masonry structures.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical and laboratory works, course project.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test on individually accomplished course project, and a theoretical test, which on the whole shows the ability to use the acquired proficiency in the future professional activities.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Theoretical knowledge about the specific subject of laboratory or practical works, proficiency concerning the methods of the implementation of the laboratory work, the principles of operation and application of the required equipment and measuring instruments.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Reports on each laboratory or practical work, incl. individual discussions on the conclusions concerning the results of the accomplished experiments.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum.

Laboratory works.

Practical work.

References:

1. Cajs. Būvkonstrukcijas, I un II sēj. Rīga, 1991.

2. В.Н. Бапков и др. железобетонные конструкции.Общий курс.Москва, 1991., 767 с.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 80 hours

lectures 48 hours

practical works 16 hours

laboratory work 16 hours

course project, test

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 454 of the course unit REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES.GENERAL COURSE.

Importance of the course unit "REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. GENERAL COURSE" within the CURRICULA of the studies for the degree of master of engineering science and professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

The curriculum of the course unit includes information on very relevant themes of civil engineering area, i.e., on the design, calculation and construction of prestressed reinforced concrete structures and masonry and reinforced masonry structures, which enables to work professionally in the selected department. Besides, the specialist of civil engineering department (an engineer or a master) shall be competent in the area of the design and reconstruction of all types of buildings (incl. the aforesaid ones). It all demonstrates the importance of the course unit within the above mentioned curricula.

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 401 of the course unit TIMBER AND PLASTIC STRUCTURES. GENERAL COURSE.

Importance of the course unit TIMBER AND PLASTIC STRUCTURES. GENERAL COURSE within the CURRICULA of the studies for the degree of master of engineering science and professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

The course unit contains information on the calculation and designing methods of timber and plastic structures by taking into account the peculiarities of their production, transportation and exploitation. This information is especially essential for Latvian conditions, where wood is one of the most widespread materials.

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Professor group of geotechnics

Name of the course unit BRC 397 “Basic course of geotechnics”

Description

Program: Civil engineering

Type of the studies: Academic, professional

Level of the studies: Bachelor degree program

Lector: Viktors Filipenkovs

Volume of the course unit: 5 credits

Contents of the course unit: volume of the course unit – 80 hours

lectures – 48 hours

laboratory works – 16 hours

projects – 16 hours

Tasks of the course unite:

The main tasks are:

-formulation of the basic of the geotechnics

-formulation of the calculation methods

-practical work for determine of mechanical and

physical properties of soil

Text books, recommended

literature:

  1. Laiviņš E., Rosihins J. Grunšu mehānika, pamatnes un pamati rūpniecības un civilajā celtniecībā. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1970. – 274 lpp.

  2. Bitainis A., Rosihins J. Praktiskā gruntsmehānika. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1985. – 300 lpp.

  3. Лалетин Н. В. Основания и фундаменты. Москва: Высшая школа. 1970. – 351 с.

  4. Цытович Н. А. Механика грунтов. Москва. Государственное издательство литературы по строительству, архитектуре и строительным материалам. 1963. – 636 с.

  5. Braja M. Das. Principles of geotechnical engineering. Boston: PWS Publishing Company. 1994 – p.672.

Methods of teaching of

the course unit: lectures, practical works and laboratory works

Methods of knowledge

determine

(ratio percentage): -test and examination – 30%

-work in group – 20%

-discussion – 10%

-home works and projects – 40%

Lectures on geotechnical engineering

Lecture number

Contents

1, 2

Introduction. General information about soil. Soil stage. Soil and rocks. Rock cycle and the origin of soil. Soil-particle size. Clay minerals. Specific gravity. Mechanical analysis of soil. Effective size. Uniformity coefficient, and coefficient of gradation.

3

Soil composition. Weight-volume relationships. Relationship among unit weight, void ratio, moisture content, and specific gravity. Relationship among unit weight, porosity, and moisture content. Relative density. Consistency of soil. Liquidity index. Activity. Plasticity chart. Soil structure.

4

Classification of soil. Textural classification. Classification by engineering behaviour.

5, 6

Flow of water in soil: permeability and seepage. Hydraulic gradient. Darcy’s law. Coefficient of permeability. Laboratory determination of coefficient of permeability. Effect of temperature of water on k. Empirical relations for coefficient of permeability. Equivalent permeability in stratified soil. Permeability test in the field by pumping from Wells

7

Effective stress concepts. Stresses in saturated soil without seepage. Stresses in saturated soil with seepage. Seepage force. Heaving in soil caused by flow around sheet piles. Use of filters to increase the factor of safety against heave. Selection of filter material. Effective stress in partially saturated soil. Capillary rise in soils. Effective stress in zone of capillary rise.

8

Stresses in a soil mass. Normal and shear stresses on a plane. The pole method of finding stresses along a plane. Stress caused by a point load. Westergaard’s solution for vertical stress caused by a point load. Vertical stress caused by a line load. Vertical stress caused by a strip load (finite width and infinite length). Vertical stress caused by a linearly increasing load (finite width and infinite length). Vertical stress below the center of a uniformly loaded circular area. Vertical stress caused by rectangularly loaded area.

9, 10

Compressibility of soil. Fundamentals of consolidation. One-dimensional laboratory consolidation test. Void ratio-pressure plots. Normally consolidated and overconsolidated clays. Effect of disturbance on void ratio-pressure relationship. Calculation of settlement from one-dimensional primary consolidation. Compression index. Swell index. Settlement from secondary consolidation. Time rate of consolidation. Coefficient of consolidation. Calculation of consolidation settlement under a foundation. Immediate settlement calculation based on elastic theory. Total foundation settlement.

11, 12

Shear strengths of soil. Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria. Determination of shear strength parameters for soils in the laboratory. Triaxial shear test. Unconfined compression test of saturated clay. Stress path. Sensitivity and thixotropy of clay. Undrained cohesion of normally consolidated and overconsolidated deposits. Vane shear test. Other methods for determination of undrained shear strength of cohesive soils. Shear strength of unsaturated cohesive soils.

13, 14

Lateral earth pressure. Earth pressure at rest. Comments on earth pressure increase caused by compaction. Rankine’s theory of active and passive earth pressures. Diagrams for lateral earth pressure distribution against retaining walls. Retaining walls with friction. Coulomb’s earth pressure theory. Graphic solution for Coulomb’s active earth pressure. Approximate analysis of active force on retaining walls. Active force on retaining walls with earthquake forces. Design of retaining wall based on tolerable lateral displacement. Passive force on retaining walls with earthquake forces. Passive earth pressure against retaining walls with curved failure surface.

15, 16

EXAMPLE: Calculation of base

16

Methods of strengthening natural soils

17

Geotexstiles

18

Kinds of foundations

19, 20

Shellow foundations. Calculation example.

21, 22

Pile foundations. Calculation example.

23, 24

Mat foundations. Calculation example.

25, 26

Methods of reconstrution of old foundations.

27

Special kinds of foundations.

28, 29

Anderground bildings

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Assistant professor: Pēteris Akmens, g.

Name of the course unit: HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

Curriculum: Heat, gas and water tehnology

Profile of studies: Civil Engineering

Level of studies: 5th level Professional study program

Volume of the course unit: 2CP, hours – 32, lectures – 2

Objective of the course unit:

To master the knowledge about the regulation of the microclimate of the space, the characteristic of the variously.

Tasks of the course unit:

  • To develop knowledge about the necessity of the regulation of the microclimate, that the field of the social and the engineering problems, the efficiency and the expenses of these enterprises.

  • The selection of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning for developing the microclimate of the specific space.

  • Design and calculation of the specific heating system.

Methods of teaching of the course unit.

Lectures, (making the test work).

Principles of the assessment of mastering the course unit Test, defending of project.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources, participation in discussions and debates.

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff.

Literature.

  1. Akmens P., Krēsliņš A. Ēku apkure un ventilācija.- R.:”Zvaigzne ABC”, 1995.I daļa 167lpp.

  2. Akmens P., Krēsliņš A. Ēku apkure un ventilācija.- R.:”Zvaigzne ABC”, 1995.II daļa - 168lpp.

  3. KRĒSLIŅŠ A. Gaisa kondicionēšana. –R.:”Liesma”, 1969. --93 lpp.

  4. KRĒSLIŅŠ A. Gaisa kondicionēšana rūpniecības un sabiedriskās ēkās. -- R.:”Liesma”, 1975.-- 251 lpp.

  5. S.V.SZOKOLAY Environmental Science Handbook for Arhitect and Builders.(tulkojums krievu val. Arhitekturnoe projektirovaņie, ekspluatācija objektov, ih svjaz s okružajuščei sredoi.-Moskva, Stroiizdat, 1984.-670 s.)

  6. ĶIGURS J. Ventilācija. –R.:”Liesma”, 1976. -- 210 lpp.

  7. KRĒSLIŅŠ A., ĶIGURS J. Ēku apkures sistēmas. -- R.:”Avots”, 1983. -- 119 lpp.

  8. Apkure privātmājās : šķidrais kurināmais, elektrība, malka, siltumsūkņi, regulēšanas sistēmas, siltuma sistēmas. Rīga : Norden AB, 2000. 206 lpp

Contents.

Heating. Types of the heating systems. 1week – 2 hours

Terminal heat-transfer units. Types of terminal heat-transfer units. The fundamental princips of selection and location of terminal heat-transfer units. 2 week – 2 hours.

Water piping systems. Fundamentals of water piping systems. Classification and schematisation of water piping systems. Methods of hydraulic calculation of the water piping system. Construction and calculation of gravity water piping system. 3 week – 2 hours

Steam piping systems. Classification of steam piping systems. Elements of steam piping systems. 4 week – 2 hours

Air piping systems. Using of solar energy for heating of the building. Radiation heating systems. Electrical heating. Gas heating. 5 week – 2 hours

Local heating. Stove heating. Fireplace. Fuel and firebox. Short characteristic of various fuels. General knowledge about heating kettles.

Assembling, inspection and service of the piping systems. 6 week – 2 hours

Ventilating. Injurious discharges. In the air of spaces. Rate of the air change. 7 week – 2 hours

Apparatus for the change of the parameters of air. Indirectly heating. Air-water and steam-water heating apparatus. Air drying with sorbents. Utilisation of heat and wet. Cleaning of the air. Dezodoration, disinfection and ionisation of the air. 8 week – 2 hours

Classification of the ventilation systems. Natural ventilation. Canal systems. Construction of the ventilation systems. Calculation of the ventilation systems. Aeration. 9 week – 2 hours.

Mechanical ventilation. General ventilation. Local output ventilation. Local input ventilation. Ventilators. Curtain of heat air. 10 week – 2 hours

Air conditioning. Air conditioners. Air conditioning systems. Sources of cool for air conditioning systems. 11 week – 2 hours

Structures of ventilation and air conditioning systems. Air ducts. Ventilation cameras. Noise and vibration. Influence of solar radiation. Assembling, inspection and service of the ventilating and air conditioning systems. 12 week – 2 hours

Distinguishing features of ventilation and air conditioning in the various buildings. Tower block. Farming production. 13 week – 2 hours

Necessity of air change in the various buildings. Dwelling-house. Children gardens and schools. Medical establishments. Meeting buildings. Service centres. Computer centres. 14 week – 2 hours

General information about gas exploitation. Consumer and fundamental schemes of gas nets. Using of gas in the building. 15 week – 2 hours

Central heating. Sources of heat and fundamental schemes and construction of central heating nets. Drying of buildings. 16 week – 2 hours

Course work – Construction and calculation natural heating and ventilating for dwelling house.

Description of the course units

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Institute of Heat, Gas and Water technology

Department of Water Technology

Name of the course unit: BŪK 325 Water Supply and Sewerage

Name of study programme - Civil Engineering

Type of the studies - Academic

10.1.Level of the studies - Bachelors

Responsible for course

Valdis Lediņš, g., Asist. Prof.

Volume of the course

2 CP

Objective of the course

To provide knowledge about calculation, design, construction and maintenance of water supply and sewerage systems

Tasks of the course study

Basics of public water supply and sewerage systems; basics of water and wastewater treatment.

Language of teaching

Latvians, English or Russian

Literature

Books: 1.V.Skārds. Ūdensapgāde un kanalizācija. R.: Liesma, 1970.-405.lpp. 2. B.C.Кедров, ПП.Пaлъгунов, М.А.Сомов. Водоснабжение и канализация. М.Cтройиздат, 1984-286с. 3.K.Siļķe. Sūkņi un sūkņu stacijas. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1984.-234 lpp. 4.Ē.Tilgālis. Notekūdeņu tīrīšana. R.:LU „Vide”, 1995.-121.lpp.

Methods of teaching

Lectures

Requirement for passing the course

A pass of a test about theoretical knowledge in solving problems of civil engineering

Distribution of work hours

Lecture – 94%

Test – 6%

Requirements

Lecture attendance, individual homework with literature

Examination

A test about theoretical knowledge

Teaching principles

Teacher presents and analyses the study materials in the class

Study programme and agenda
Thematic plan

Course “Water Supply and Sewerage”

Curriculum of the course

Topics covered

Week

Lectures

Introduction. Public Water Supply Systems.

Water Demand. Water Construction. Water Pumping Regimes. Water Consumption and Pressure Calculation.

1

Raw Water Sources and Intake Facilities. Source Protection.

2

Pump Systems. Centrifugal Pumps. Virzuļsūkņi. Ūdensstrūklas sūkņi. Ērlifti. Pumping Stations.

3

Water Storage Tanks. Floating-on-the-systems and pumped storage.

Water Distribution Systems. Configuration and Components of Water Distribution Systems. Planning and Design Criteria.

4

Pipelines and Pipe Network. Pipeline Preliminary Design. Manhole.

5

Water Treatment. Source Water Quality. Regulation for Water Quality. Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation.

6

Desinfection. Oxidation. Cooling. Softening. Stabilisation. Air Stripping.

7

Plumbing (water pipes). Classification. Types of systems. Network hydraulic calculations, devices, pipes, and used materials.

8

Inlet Pipes. Water Meters. Per Capita Demand. Average Day Demand. Peaking Factors. Hydraulic Analysis of Pipe Network.

9

Booster equipment (pumps, reservoirs, pneumatic equipment). Building water supply systems for fire protection. Specialized drinking and flushing water systems.

10

Plumbing (sewers). Classification and main parts. Wastewater norms and calculated flows. Network hydraulic calculations.

11

Routing of plumbing systems. Equipment and materials for plumbing installation. Sewage ventilation. Installation of outlets. Pumping and pre-treatment for plumbing. Storm water systems in building – calculations.

12

Sewer systems – construction and calculation. Trash removal from buildings. Detail design. Unified plumbing system elements. Labour safety constructing and maintaining plumbing systems.

Sewer systems and schemes in populated areas. General sewer systems and main compounds. Wastewater types. Main data required for sewer system design.

13

Sewer system schemes. Calculation of wastewater flows. City sewer network calculations. Construction of network. Labour safety constructing and maintaining city sewer network. Wastewater pumping (pumps, pumping stations). Storm water network.

Wastewater quality and treatment methods. Pollution and contents of wastewater. Wastewater treatment and disposal.

14

Wastewater treatment methods and treatment facility blueprints. Mechanical treatment – screens, sand traps, settling basins. Sludge treatment – two stage sedimentation tanks, digesters, sludge beds, vacuum filters, driers. Biological treatment in natural and artificial conditions. Treatment beds, filtration beds, bio filters, secondary clarifiers, sludge thickeners. Disinfection of wastewater and effluent disposal. Protection of drinking water sources from pollution caused by wastewater.

15

Test

16

Description of study subject

REGULATIONS OF BULDINGS IN LATVIA

Studies programme: Civil engineering

Studies form: Professional

Studies level: Baccalaureate

Teacher Juris Kaurats M. g.RTU

Volume of educational subject 2 KP

Aim of teaching

To acquaint the students with the legislation on building in Latvia

and European Union as well as with the regulations on stages in

building process.

Tasks of teaching:

1.To provide students with knowledge about the system of

building codes and its development.

2.To acquire the set of regulations on the lifecycle of a building –

from the consumer’ s intentions up to the demolition of the

building.

3.To pay the students’ attention to the building code which is not

applied in covering other courses.

Language

The course is delivered in the official language of the state.

Literatūra:

1.Būvniecības likums. Saeima, 1995.

2.Būvniecības politika Latvijā. VARAM Būvniecības departaments,

1998.

3.LBN 000. Apstiprināto Latvijas būvnormatīvu saraksts.

4.Vispārīgie būvnoteikumi. Ministru Kabinets, 1997.

Methods of teaching

Lectures, seminars and students’ individual work in accordance

with the plan of the course.

Principe of estimating the level of acquirement of subject

Tested - if a student is able to work practically with the legislative

documents and regulations.

Requirements for acquirement

To get acquainted with the key issues of the given theme before the

lecture. To study independently the building code which is not

applied in covering other courses. Compulsory presence at all the

seminars.

Methods of estimation

The students’ understanding of the building code serves as the

criterion for evaluating their presentations at the seminars.

Teaching methods

troductory lecture

Acquaints the students with the course objectives, aim, tasks and

the plan. Explains the testing strategies and demands.

2.Lectures

Cover the issues of the legislation and resolutions on building, the

building code and standardisation. The students must have got

acquainted with the basic terminology and definitions connected

with the theme of the lecture to be able to comprehend the material

presented at the lecture.

3.Seminars

Students make presentations on the building codes they have

researched independently and are questioned by the groupmates. If

necessary the lecturer provides his/her commentary, and additional

information. The presentation is assessed by the lecturer.

Tematical plan

1.Lectures

The sources of requirements for building.

Legislation in the Republic of Latvia.

The evolution the system of building code in Latvia and EU.

Standardisation in building.

Territory zoning and building regulations.

Participants of building process.

From the intention of the customer to the conclusion of the building

board.

Preparation of the design work.

2.Seminars

Planning and design documents.

Requirements to the drawings in design.

Requirements to the description of the design.

Design approval by the authorities concerned, expertise and

acceptance by the building board.

Building permit, organisation and preparation of construction work.

Execution, supervision, control, suspension and stoppage of

construction work.

Acceptance and technical exploitation of buildings.

Maintenance, reconstruction and demolition of buildings.

Riga Technical University

Engineering Economics Faculty

Professor Group of Building Business Economics

Approved

by the Professor group meeting…………..1999

Assoc.pr.A.Zvejnieks

IBO 402 Subject

Curriculum of Organization and Supervision of Building Production

Responsible for the subject: Svetlana Fjodorova, Dr.oec.docente

Studies profile: Economics

Curriculum Organization and Supervision

Form of studies: Academic program

Level of studies: Engineer

Volume of the subject: 3KP 48 hours, subdivided:

32 hours – lectures,

practical training, 16

hours – laboratory work

Form of control: test, course paper, examination

The goal of the subject: provide knowledge in the field of organization and supervision of building production

Tasks of the subject: teach to arrange building production activity and its supervision in the building object, and efficient management of building firms.

Nr Theme Amount of hours

-------------------------------------------------

Lectures Pract.train. Lab work

1. Introduction.

Content and tasks of the subject. 2

2. Building production management. Essence of

management. Functions of management. 4

Management structures of building organizations.

Management system of building in LR.

Building organization structure and

position in the system of management

3. Methods of planning and arrangement of 2

building organization. Use of open, closed

and mixed methods of building object,

subject to its type and equipment.

Division of the object into complex, hubs,

ways during building.

4. Planning line production of 3

building production. Development and

combination of technical processes.

Essence of line production. Rhythmic

line production parameter calculation.

Methods of non-rhythmic production line

parameter calculation and optimization.

Long-term line production arrangement.

Line production efficiency in building

Production arrangement.

5. Net form modeling. 5 6

Types of models. Networks, the order

their formation. Models of nets, methods

of their calculation. Net graphics working

out on time scale, analyses and optimization.

Complex net graphics development.

Standard net models and their application.

6. Calendar planning. 3 3

Calendar plans of separate units. Calendar

plan meaning and outgoing data for its

design. Design of work technological sequence,

outgoing data, determination of work amount,

calculation of necessary material and technical

resources. Schedules of construction supply to

building units, subject to transportation means.

Planning of use of machines and manpower. 2 3

Comparison of calendar plan versions.

Calendar plans of unit complex building.

Principles of planning. Unit grouping in

line production. Amount and resource

calculation. Technical and economic indices

of a calendar plan.

7. Technical base of building materials. Notion of

technical base of building materials. Tasks of

supply service of building organization, its

functions in the market environment.

8. Arrangement of construction equipment operation.

Demands of car park. Qualitative indices of

mechanization level. Forms of organization

of construction equipment operation in LR in

transitional period to the market economy.

Mode of car operation and determination of

their productivity. Technical maintenance of

construction equipment and repair arrangement.

Small scale mechanization.

9. Transport arrangement in the building site. 2 2

Classification of building cargo. Determination

of cargo production line. Transport kinds, their

choice. Calculation of necessity of transport means.

10. Building organization operative planning. Planning 2 2

system and place, goal and role of operative

planning. Operative planning classification.

Control of operative plan execution, regulation.

Development of a business plan.

11.Economic and engineer reparation and tasks of 3

building production. Total technical and

organizational preparation before the beginning

work in the unit. Preparatory work in the building

site and outside. Unit preparation for building.

Building organization preparation for building.

Economic and engineer preparation of work.

Total: 32 16

List of literature:

1. Actiņš V. Celtniecības organizēšana, plānošana un vadīšana. R. Zvaigzne 1984.

2. Bērziņš E., Kārkliņš P., Lejnieks J. Būvdarbu tehnoloģija un organizēšana. R. Zvaigzne

1993.

3. Graudiņš V. Būvdarbu veišanas projektēšana. R. RTU 1993.

4. Ernst Young Biznesa plāna ceļvedis. Ēriks S.Sigals, Braiens R. Fords,Džejs H. Borasteins, R. Sab. "Pētergailis" 1994.

5. Fjodorova S., Belindževa-Korkla O. Norādījumi praktisko darbu veikšanai būvniecības organizēšanā un vadīšanā. R. RTU 1995.

6. Dikmans L. Būvražošanas organizācija un plānošana. M. 1988. (Russian)

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Concrete studing for ingineers

Code BMT363

Civil engineering programs for bachelor and professional studies

Credit points — 5, set of lectures — 40, practices - 32

control — I,E

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga , 2003.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Associated professor (docent): Juris Biršs, g.

Name of the course unit: CONCRETE SCIENCE


Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Branch of the studies Building materials

Level of the studies Engineering program

Volume of the course unit: 5 credits.

80 hours in total; 1 lectures and 1,5 practical works per week

Object of the course unit

To get acquaint with the structure of concrete, as well as to master practical usage of knowledge about concrete properties. Explanation of mechanical behaviour of concrete structures main advantages and disadvantages in usage in structural design.

Tasks of the course unit:

• Students will be able to apply knowledge of the mechanical properties of concrete for structural analysis and design.

• Students will be able to use Institute of Materials and Structures developed software based on subspace iteration methodology.

• Students will learn how to use analysis of technological situations.

Methods of teaching of the course unit

Lectures, labs, practical works, studies of literature and independent work.

Assessment principles to mastering of the course unit

Tests. Practical work related with analytical solution comparison with testing results, examination.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources, participation in discussions and debates, solution and the defense of practical and laboratory works.

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff. Solving of practical tasks validation of numerical results.

Planned discussions and debates: themes and contents

Reports on the accomplished individual tasks, testing discourse.

Literature.

1) J.Francis Young. “Concrete”, 2002, by Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2) Kenneth C. Hover “Concrete materials and constructions”, 2002, by McGrow- Hill Proffessional publisher; 3) Edward G. Nawy “Reinforced concrete”, a fundamental approach (5 th edition), 2002, by Prentice-Hall, Inc. 4) P. Kumar Mehta “Concrete: structure, properties, and materials”, 1986, by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632.

5) Ю.М. Баженов. «Технология бетона». М., 1987. 6) А.М. Невилль. «Свойства бетона», М., 1972. 7) Ахвердов И.Н. «Основы физики бетона ». – М.: Стройиздат, 1981.

Atsevišķi žurnāla “Māja, Dzīvoklis” raksti: 1) J.Biršs. “Vai stiprs betons ir labs betons?”, 2001.g., Nr.1, 7.lpp. 2) J.Biršs. “Visiem betoniem nav vienāds rukums”, 2001.g., Nr.2, 8.lpp. 12.lpp. 3) J.Biršs. “Veca”betona sasaiste ar “jaunu”, 2001.g., Nr.10, 34.lpp. 4) J.Biršs. “Vai betona virsma jāaizsargā?”, 2001.g., Nr.11, 50.lpp. 5) J.Biršs. “Kāpēc izliecas monolitā betona plātnes?”, 2001.g., Nr.12, 14.lpp. 6) J.Biršs. “Kāpēc sals sagrauj betonu?”, 2002.g., Nr.1, 30.lpp. 7) J.Biršs. “Agresīvie hlorīdu joni”, 2002.g., Nr.6, 8.lpp. 8) J.Biršs. “Betons un termiskās izplešanās problēma”, 2002.g., Nr.7, 8.lpp. 9) J.Biršs. “Betona virsmu aizsargsistēmas”, 2002.g., Nr.10 – 12 un 2003.g., Nr.1 – Nr. 4.

b) Atsevišķi žurnāla “Māja, Dzīvoklis” raksti: 1) J.Biršs. “Kona nosēduma metode ir ērta, bet...”, 2001.g., Nr.3, 54.lpp. 2) J.Biršs. “Vai agrāk betonēja labāk nekā šodien?”, 2001.g., Nr.4, 21.lpp. 3) J.Biršs. “Kad apstādināt iztvaikošanu?”, 2001.g., Nr.5, 51.lpp. 4) J.Biršs. “Augstas stiprības betonu ražošanas pamatprincipi”, 2001.g., Nr.6, 54.lpp. 5) J.Biršs. “Cik ilgi jāmaisa betons”, 2001.g., Nr.7, 8.lpp. 6) A.Paeglītis. “Ilgizturīgu betona konstrukciju projektēšanas principi”, 2001.g., Nr.8, 11.lpp. 7) J.Biršs. “Betonējamo konstrukciju tilpuma aprēķins”, 2001.g., Nr.9, 12.lpp. 8) J.Biršs. “Betona aprūpe”, 2002.g., Nr.2, 52.lpp. 9) J.Biršs. “Piecu faktoru likums”, 2002.g., Nr.3, 28.lpp. 10) J.Biršs. “Aicinām uz diskusiju par betonu”, 2002.g., Nr.8, 8.lpp. 11) J.Biršs. “Dispersi stiegrotie torkrētbetoni”, 2002.g., Nr.9, 8.lpp. 12) J.Biršs. “Saistvielas”, 2003.g., Nr.1 – Nr. 5.

10.2. Contents of the course unit

  1. Introduction to concrete as a structural material. The structure of concrete (definitions, complexities, structure of the aggregate phase, structure of hydrated cement paste, transition zone in concrete).

(Week 1)

  1. Strength. Compressive strength and factors affecting it. Behavior of concrete under various stress states.

(Week 2)

  1. Dimensional stability. Types of deformations. Elastic behavior of concrete.

(Week 3)

4. Thermal shrinkage. Drying shrinkage and creep. Durability.

(Week 4)

5. Permeability. Deterioration by surface wear.

(Week 5)

  1. Deterioration by frost action. Deterioration by fire.

(Week 6; 7)

  1. Deterioration by chemical reactions.

(Week 8)

  1. Corrosion of embedded steel in concrete. Concrete in seawater.

(Week 9)

Practical work. “ Description of patern of concrete deterioration by any corrosion process (pictures, photo images and drafts). Analyses and discusions of corrosion cause and reasons. Recomendations for corrosion protection.”

  1. Hydraulic and nonhydraulic cements. Portland cement.

(Week 10; 11)

  1. Hydration of portland cement. Heat of hydration.

(Week 12)

  1. Physical aspects of the setting and hardening process. Special hydraulic cements.

(Week 13)

  1. Aggregates. Natural mineral aggregates. Lightweight aggregates. Aggregates from recycled concrete and municipal wastes. Aggregate characteristics and their significance.

(Week 14)

  1. Admixtures (nomenclature, specifications, and classifications).

(Week 15)

  1. Mineral admixtures.

(Week 16)

  1. Proportioning normal-weight concrete mixtures.

(Week 17)

  1. Concrete at early ages.

(Week 18)

  1. Batching, mixing and conveying. Placing, compacting and finishing.

(Week 19)

  1. Concrete curing and formwork removal. Workability.

(Week 20)

  1. Slump loss. Segregation and bleeding.

(Week 21)

  1. Early volume changes. Setting time.

(Week 22)

  1. Temperature of concrete. Testing and control of concrete quality.

(Week 23)

  1. Progress in concrete technology.

(Week 24)

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Experimental testing of structural elements of buildings

Professor of the course unit: Karlis Rocens g., prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies professional studies for masterdegree

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objecive of the course unit

To acquire the methods and ways for determination of the real stress and strain state condition of building structures in order to use the achieved proficiency for the improvement of calculation methods of structures and investigation of actual performance of new structural forms.

Tasks of the course unit

  • to get introduced with the testing methods of structures, measuring instruments and the equipment;

  • to master the required ability for testing of structures;

  • to get introduced with the experimental data processing methods and modes;

  • to improve the methods of calculation by using the experimental testing results of structural elements and models;

  • to assess the load bearing capacity reserve, safety and durability of structures.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, laboratory works.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

Test for the ability to use the acquired knowledge in lectures and practical studies in accordance with the academic goals.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory participation in the implementation of laboratory works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular practical work

Knowledge of the implementation of the practical work.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and contents

Report on each laboratory work, its defence.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum of the course unit.

References:

1. Обследование и испытание сооружений Учеб. для вузов О.В.Лужин, А.Б.Злочевский, И.А.Горбунов, В.А.Волохов.- М.: Стройиздат, 1987.- 263 с.: ил.

2. APA Engineered Wood handbook. Ed.Thomas G.Williamson. McGraw-Hill.2 002

3. Eurocode.Werner Verlag, Duseldorf, 2000.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32 hours

lectures 24 hours

laboratory works 8 hours

test

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 564 of the course unit EXPERIMENTAL TESTING OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF BUILDINGS.

Translated from Latvian

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

CURRICULUM IN THE STUDIES SUBJECT

Survey of Buildings, special course
Code BMT451

Studies Syllabus in Civil Engineering for Bachelor’s degree.

Number of credit points: 2, number of hours: 32 (number of lectures: 32),

type of control: examination

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003.

Protocol No.7

Riga -- 2003

1. Testing of building structures and buildings, its organizing. The goals and tasks of tests.

(1st week – 2 hours).

2. Selection of the object to be tested. Examples from the practice of building specialists of

RTU. Preliminary survey of the building structures, control calculations. (2nd week – 2

hours).

3. Physical tests of structures. Methods of measurements in the engineering experiment. The

methods of the mechanical testing. The methods of applying uniformly distributed and

concentrated forces. The methods of applying dynamical loads. (3rd week – 2 hours).

4. The methods of non-destructive testing of building structures. The radiation methods. The

magnetic and electromagnetic methods. The methods of electric testing. The infra-red

defectoscopy. (4th week – 2 hours).

5. The measuring devices used in static testing of structures. The deformation measuring

devices (bend gauges, clinometers, tensometers, shift gauges, etc.). Verification and

calibration of the measuring devices. Measuring mechanical parameters of different

structural elements with the help of electric transducers. Vibration measuring devices.

(5th week – 2 hours).

6. Precision and sensitivity of the measuring devices used in testing. Determining of stresses

using the tensometer readings. Determining of full, elastic and residual deformation.

(6th week – 2 hours).

7. Instrumental verification of geometric and physical parameters of structural elements.

Installation of the measuring devices. Determining of physical and mechanical properties of

materials. (7th week – 2 hours).

8. Classification of loads. Loading and unloading of the structures under test. Withstanding

the test load. (8th week – 2 hours).

9. Tests under a real operational load. Examples from the practice of building specialists of

RTU. (9th week – 2 hours).

10. Visual inspection of the structures during their loading and afterwards. Taking readings

from the measuring devices. Safety precautions during tests. (10th week – 2 hours).

11. Testing the structures under dynamical loads. The types of oscillations caused by

dynamical loads. Suppression of the oscillations. The tasks of testing under dynamical

loads. Exciting the vibrations in structures and their elements. (11th week – 2 hours).

12. Determining the bend of beams at different positions of the bend gauges. Determining the

bending moment in supports of statically undetermined beams. Determining the calculated

spans of beams. Determining the stresses above supports. Determining the position of

neutral axis. (12th week – 2 hours).

13. Processing and analyzing the results of tests: - preliminary processing in-situ at the object,

and processing in chamber circumstances. Precision of the results. Errors in measurements

The centre of the test results grouping, and their scattering. Interval evaluation of the

results. Verification of the test results distribution, and their errors. The check of the test

results dispersion. Analysis of correlations. Analysis of the results of static test. (13th week

– 2 hours).

14. Assessment of the condition of structures by the test results. (14th week – 2 hours).

15. The pre-fabricated articles quality control. The methods of determining quality, and the

requirements regarding articles and structures of reinforced concrete. (15th week – 2

hours).

16. Preliminary checking of building articles. Operations control. Acceptance control.

Statistical control. Inspection control. Special statistical control. Visual, geometrical,

mechanical, physical, chemical and other control. (16th week – 2 hours).

Literature:

1. LBN 405-01. Technical Survey of Buildings. Riga, 2001.

2. A.Lužins. Survey and Testing of Articles. Moscow, 1989.

3. V.Serdyukov et al. Testing of Articles. Kiyev, 1975.

4. M.Novgorodski. Operations Control in Production of Articles and Structures of Reinforced

Concrete. Moscow, 1967.

5. D.Dolidze. Testing of Structures and Articles. Moscow, 1975.

6. N.N.Aistov. Testing of Articles. Moscow, 1960.

7. M.J. Yershov et al. Quality Control at Prefabricated Ferroconcrete Plants. Bryansk, 1975.

The Syllabus is compiled by Senior Lecturer Aigars Ūdris.

ECONOMICS

2 credit point: 16 hr. lectures, 16 hr. laboratories

Nr.

Theme

Lectures (hr)

Laboratories

Introduction to economics

2

2

Demand and supply

2

2

Market structure

2

2

Production and costs

2

2

Capital enterprise

2

2

Optional activities and fiscal situation elements of analyze

2

2

Macroeconomics capital assents

1

1

Money, inflation and credit

1

2

State fiscal policy

2

1

Together

16

16

LITERATURE

1. Nešpors V. Ievads ekonomikā. - R.: Kamene, 2002. -193 lpp.

2. Nešpors V. Ievads mikroekonomikas teorijā. - R.: Kamene, 2003. -145 lpp.

3. Saulītis J., Šenfelde M. Ievads makroekonomikā. -R.: RTU, 2003. -171 lpp.

4. Diderihs H. Uzņēmuma ekonomika. - R: Zinātne, 2000. -515 lpp.

5. Hofs K.H. Biznesa ekonomika. - R: Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2002. -559 lpp.

6. Uzņēmējdarbības ekonomika. - R.: Kamene, 1999. -165 lpp.

7. Uzņēmējdarbības organizēšanas un plānošana. - R: Kamene, 1995. -264 lpp.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit: PRACTICAL CIVIL ENGINEERING PHYSICS Assistant Professor: Peteris Akmens, g.

Curriculum: Civil Engineering

Profile of studies: Civil Engineering

Level of studies: 5th level Professional study program

Volume of the course unit: 2CP, hours – 32, lectures – 2, practical works – 2. control – test.

Objective of the course unit:

To master the knowledge about road traffic exploitation efficiency and traffic safety level dependent on condition of climate, topographic of surroundings and thermophysical properties of the building materials.

Tasks of the course unit:

  • To develop knowledge about road traffic safety as a problem of engineering and condition of climate and topographic of surroundings.

  • To obtain skill for selection of measures for traffic safety improvement.

  • Analysis of traffic safety level in concrete enterprise of civil engineering of improvement project.

Methods of teaching of the course unit

Lectures, (seminars with discussions and group work) studies of literature and independent research work, elaboration of safety improvement project for community.

Principles of the assessment of mastering the course unit Test, defending of project.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources, participation in discussions and debates.

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff.

Literature.

  1. LBN 003-01 “Būvklimatoloģija”

  2. Гусев Н.М. Основы строительной физики.  М.Стройиздат, 1975. 440 с.

  3. LBN 002-01 “Ēku norobežojošo konstrukciju siltumtehnika”

  4. S.V.SZOKOLAY Environmental Science Handbook for Arhitect and Builders.(tulkojums krievu val. Arhitekturnoe projektirovaņie, ekspluatacija objektov, ih svjaz s okružajuščei sredoi.-Moskva, Stroiizdat, 1984.-670 s.)

  5. Belindževa-Korkla, Olita. Norobežojošo konstrukciju siltumtehniskie aprēķini : metod. norādījumi LBN 002-01 izmantošanai / Olita Belindževa-Korkla ; Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte. Siltuma, gāzes un ūdens tehnoloģijas inst. Rīga : RTU, 2002. 166 lpp ISBN 9984326306

  6. Akmens P., Krēsliņš A. Ēku apkure un ventilācija. I daļa. – R.,: “Zvaigzne ABC”, 1995.—166 lpp.

  7. Parker, W.Oren et al Scene design and stage lighting : / W.Oren Parker, Harvey K.Smith, R.Craig Wolf. Izdevums 5th ed. New York etc. Holt,Rinehart a.Winston, 1985. 596 p.

  8. Blumberga, D. Apgaismes standarti Latvijā / D. Blumberga, P. Krieviņš, I. Veidenbergs Rīga : [Ekodoma], 2002. 32 lpp. ISBN 9984960838

  9. Blumberga, D. Praktiskais ceļvedis apgaismes projektiem Latvijā / D. Blumberga, P. Krieviņš, I. Veidenbergs. Rīga : Ekodoma, 2003. 20 lpp. ISBN 9984960846

  10. Nacionāla ceļu satiksmes drošības programma. // www.csdd.lv

  11. Efektīva apgaisme : māc. līdz. / A. Blumberga ... [u.c.]. Rīga : [b.i.], 2002 124 lpp.ISBN 9984960811

Contents.

Lighting. Physical parameters and symbols. Physical point of lighting. Transfluency. Reflection. Color of the light. Refraction. Color of the surface. Designation of the colors. Temperature of the colors. Coloration. Volumes of the psychrometric. Laws of the lighting. The lighting of the spherical. 1.week – 2 hours.

The reaction of human on the light. The structure of the eye. The sensitive of the contrastion of the eye. The ability of the transfluency and the efficiency of the analizator of the eyesight. The requirements of the lighting and the shining. The defect of the eyesight. The percepition and the transition of the color. The eye and the brain. The reference of the surroundings with the eyesight. 2.week – 2 hours.

The envronment of the light. The lighting of the plane. The sferical distribution of the light. The brightness and the lustrous of the light. The natural lighting of the outside. The calculation quantity of the sky lighting. 3.week –2 hours

The natural lighting. Diffuse lighting. The direct lighting of the sun. The natural lighting of the outside and the planning of the construction site. 4.5.week – 4 hours.

The artificial lighting. The source of the light. The local and the general lighting. 6.week – 2 hours.

The calculation methods of the lighting. 7., 8.week - 4 hours.

Heat. Physical parameters and symbols. Physical point of heat. The fundamentals of the termodynamic. Modes of heat transfer: thermal conduction, convection, radiation Psychrometric. 9., 10.week – 4 hours.

Heat transfer. Thermophysical properties of the building materials. Resistance of the thermal conduction and temperatures of the surfaces. Regime of the moisture in the building constraction. Air permeability, heat absorption, heat capacity of building constraction. 11., 12.week – 4 hours.

Knowledge about environmen. Surroundings. Global mechanism of the climate. Climate. Microclimate. Influence of the topographical, local conditions on the exploitation of the building of the transportation. 13.week – 2 hours.

Heat reaction of the human. Metabolism. Heat balance. Warm, cold and comfortable environment. 14.week – 2 hours.

Resistance of the thermal conduction and temperatures of the surfaces. 15.week – 2 hours.

Regime of the moisture in the building constraction. 16.week –2 hours.

Course work. – Estimatation efficiency of the natural lighting for community and design temperature gradient in a transport constraction.

Riga Technical University

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Construction Manufacturing

Professorial Group

“Building machines and mechanization of construction” 20421

The summary

to the subject “Building machines” (Special Course of small mechanization of auxiliary operations in construction works)

The Special Course is destined for students of building specialties of the “Bachelor” and “Master” level.

3 credit points (2-1-0).

Course lecturer - Victor Mironov, Professor, Dr. Sc. eng..

The purpose of the Course is acquaintance of students with basic kinds of mechanized building tools and its working principles, selection of their main characteristics, definition of productivity and technique of rational and safe operations.

30 laboratory works for studying the devices and features of effective application of the electric, hydraulic and pneumatic tools are prepared for the Course study. Each student must carry out 5 laboratory works in the specialized laboratory.

During the Course performance of a homework on the one of the themes concerning the modern mechanized building tools, in which classification of the tools, devices, productivity and its

safety is considered.

Qualification test should be passed by the students at the end of a semester.

The Course Program and other related materials can be found on the web-page www.bf.rtu.lv/~bmm.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAINING DISCIPLINE

Title of the training discipline

TECHNOLOGY OF INSTALLATION OF SANITARY SISTEMS

Lecturer

Tereze Šnepste m ing. sc., doc

Training program – Construction of civil and industrial buildings

Training profile – Construction

Training level – Master, construction engineer

Amount of the discipline – 2 KP

Goal of the discipline

To introduce the students with the installation technology of common sanitary systems.

Tasks of the discipline

  1. To train students in reading sanitary technical projects

  2. Necessary arrangements to prepare the building for installation of sanitary systems and equipment.

  3. Instruments, tools and materials required for installation

  4. Organization of the working site and workers

  5. Methods of treatment for pipes of various materials

  6. Installation of underfloor heating

  7. Installation of equipment for heating control room

  8. Control of quality of work done and installed system’s accordance to standards

  9. Hydraulic test for the system

  10. Acceptance of the system and putting into operation

  11. Organization of bidding, concluding agreements, warranties.

Requirements for acquirement of the discipline

Attendance of lectures, individual studies using available sources of information such as periodicals and internet. Student must work out a technological project of installation of central heating in a two story dwelling or public building.

Study books, recommended technical literature sources

  1. 1. LBN

  2. Vienotas normas un izcenojumi ( E9 )

  3. Magazine “Māja Dzīvoklis 1991.-2000.

  4. Magazine “Praktiskā būvniecība” 2001.-2003.g.


Principles of appraisal on acquirement of the discipline

Appraisal for the course work student works out. Examination or colloquy of theoretical knowledge.

Content of the discipline

Described in the program of discipline.

Requirements for obtaining the credit points
Full amount of the course 100%

Lectures 60%

Course work 35%

Examination, colloquy 5%

Calendar plan for the training discipline

Inspection of the sanitary technical project. Inspection of the building, measuring for the installation of central heating systems, water and sewer pipes and equipment. Draft design.

2h in 1st week

Preparation of materials, tools, instruments and remedies necessary for installation.

1h in 2nd week

Organization of work and workmanship

1h on 2nd week

Preparation of working place, installation of scaffolding and other remedies

1h on 3rd week

Work out of assembly blocks

3h on 3rd and 4th week

Installation of underfloor heating system

2h on 5th week

Preparation of rooms for mounting (installation of brackets and holders)

Methods of pipe treatment and connections. Tools, instruments

2h on 6th week

Installation o furnace. Assembly of equipment in heat control room

2h on 7th week

Hydraulic testing of the furnace and central heating pipes

2h on 8th week

Acceptance of the system and putting into operation

2h on 9th week

Shortly about construction and connection of main pipes

2h on 10th week

Organization of bidding, concluding agreements, warranties.

6h on 11th,12th,13th weeks

Acceptance and test of the course work

2h on 14th week

RTU

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PROFFESSORS GROUP OF THE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM FOR THE STUDIES OF

TECHNOLOGY OF INSTALLATION OF SANITARY SISTEMS

CODE 440

For programs of basic and highest level

professional construction studies

Credit points – 2, hours – 32, lectures – 1, practice – 1, control – D

Confirmed at the meeting of the council of RTU Institute of Construction Industry on December 6, 2003, protocol No. 2/03

RĪGA 2003

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROFESSOR GROUP OF CAD IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL SUBJECT

PUTER AIDED DESIGN IN STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION

11.1.Code: BKA 505

Level of education: Master study

Subject status: Obligatory subject for direction

Credit points – 4, semesters – 1, hours – 64, lectures – 2, practical jobs – 2, control – E

Confirmed on council of the Institute of Computer Analysis of Structures

4 February 1998, certificate N 1

RIGA 1999.

Optimal design numerical approach. Introduction. Optimal construction design with continues and discrete variables. Design variables and they selection. Design objective function options: weight; cost; maximum stiffness and other. Design constraints. Physical constraints: deflection, strength, buckling, weight, frequency and others. Geometrical constraints: boundary conditions, robustness and other. Examples

2 hours, 1. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Solutions for optimal design numerical tasks: nonlinear programming, experiment design, response surface method RSM, neural networks NN, and others. Comparison between construction analysis and optimal design of structure. Examples

2 hours, 2. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Nonlinear programming methods: gradient method; simples method; penalties methods, random search method; genetic algorithms and others. Minimization without constraints. Minimization with constraints. Examples

2 hours, 3. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Physical function sensitivity analysis. Examples

2 hours, 4. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Approximation of the physical constrains: response surface method; neural networks and other methods. Application of experiment design for mathematical approximations. Polynomial approximations for numerical values extracted from experimental design.

2 hours, 5. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Experiment design methods: D-optimal; Latin hypercube and others. Evaluation of the plan of experiment for discrete and continues variables: D-optimal; Latin hypercube. Examples.

2 hours, 6. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Application of the finite element method (FEM) for structural optimization. FEM together with physical experiments in structural optimization. FEM codes in structural optimization. Examples.

2 hours, 7. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Sophisticated methods in structural design: more than one objective function – Pareto cluster, multilevel optimization and others.

2 hours, 8. week

Optimal design numerical approach. One dimension mechanical task optimization. Derivation of different approximation function and different optimum conditions.

2 hours, 9. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of mathematical code MathLab for structural optimization. Examples.

2 hours, 10. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of RTU code EdaOpt for structural optimization. Experiment design, sensitivity analysis; derivation of optimum solution with different boundary conditions. Examples.

4 hours, 11. and 12. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Topological optimization for structural optimization. Topological optimization examples.

4 hours, 13. and 14. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Design optimization for structural optimization. Examples for different shape beams, trusses and frames.

4 hours, 15. and 16. week

LITERATURE

1. Поляк Б. Т. Введение в оптимизацию. – Наука: Москва. – 1984.

2. Прагер В. Основы теории оптимального проектирования конструкций. – Мир:

Москва. – 1977.

3. Баничук Н. В., Кобелев В. В., Рикардс Р. Б. Оптимизация элементов конструкций

4. Гилл Ф., Мюррей У., Райт М. Практическая оптимизация. – Мир: Москва. – 1985.

5. Баничук Н. В. Введение в оптимизацию конструкций. – Наука: Москва. – 1986.

6. Bendsoe. Optimization of structural topology, shape and material. – Springer-Verlag: Berlin. – 1995.

7. MATLAB application toolbox: Optimization. User’s guide. – The MathWorks, Inc. – 1999

8. ANSYS 8.0 Documentation: Optimization. User’s guide. - 2003

Prepared by Prof. Rolands Rikards

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PROFFESSORS GROUP OF THE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM FOR THE STUDIES OF

TECHNOLOGY OF BUILDING REPAIR WORKS

Practical course

CODE BBR 532

For programs of basic and highest level

professional construction studies

Credit points – 2, hours – 48, lectures – 32, practice – 16, control – D,E

Confirmed at the meeting of the council of RTU Institute of Construction Industry on December 6, 2003, protocol No. 2/03

RĪGA 2003

DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAINING DISCIPLINE

Title of the training discipline

Technology of building repair works

Lecturer

Tereze Šnepste m ing. sc., doc

Training program – Construction of civil and industrial buildings

Training profile – Construction

Training level – Master, construction engineer

Amount of the discipline – 2 KP

Goal of the discipline

Learning to understand the causes of construction defects, to prevent these causes, to apply the up-to-date and most efficient materials and methods of repair technology, to observe maximum working safety, to ensure stability of the building during the repair or reconstruction and give the stated by law warranty for the operation.

Tasks of the discipline

After inspection of the building and establishing the defects, to evaluate the stability of the building and possible sequence of repair works, the repair materials, mechanisms and remedies for successful completion of repair.

To work out the project of organization of repair works and technological diagrams for repair of the each separate damaged structure.

To estimate the amount of necessary materials, duration of work, costs, to work out the calendar plan for the repair of reconstruction of the entire building.

The program will acquaint with different repair methods for:

  1. building foundations

  2. bearing walls

  3. partition walls

  4. coverings

  5. roof bearing constructions

  6. partial or complete exchange of different roof covering materials

  7. windows and doors

  8. different floorings

  9. technology of heat insulation works

  10. repair of plaster and other kinds of finishing

Requirements for acquirement of the discipline

Attendance of lectures, individual studies using available sources of information such as periodicals and internet. Practical skills students partly acquire independently working out the technological schemes for all repair works.

During practical work students work out different ways and methods of each work, appliance of various materials, learns in practice the repair or reconstruction works by visiting real construction sites.

Study books, recommended technical literature sources

1. J.Noviks BŪVDARBI I Rīga, “Jurģi 93, 1999

2. J.Noviks BŪVDARBI II Rīga, “Jurģi 93”, 2000

3. J.Noviks BŪVDARBI III Rīga, ISAVE, 2001

4. J.Noviks BŪVDARBI IV Rīga, ISAVE, 2003

5. Magazine “Māja Dzīvoklis 1991.-2000.

6. Magazine “Praktiskā būvniecība” 2001.-2003.g.

7. Latvijas būvnormatīvi no 1991.gada.

Principles of appraisal on acquirement of the discipline

Appraisal for the course work student works out for a specific building on his own choice and examination or colloquy of theoretical knowledge acquired working out the course work, attending lectures, independently studying available information for building repair works.

Content of the discipline

Described in the program of discipline.

Requirements for obtaining the credit points
Full amount of the course 100%

Lectures 50%

Course work 40%

Examination, colloquy 10%

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

PROTECTION OF STRUCTURES

Code BMT322

Civil engineering program for bachelor studies

Credit points – 2, lectures – 16, practices - 16,

control –I.

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga 2003.

Surroundings effect on building constructions.

Surrounding aggressive factors: precipitation, wind, polluted air, dust, sun radiation, aggressive gas. Complex effect on building constructions. Acid, alkaline and salt effect on different building materials.

Humidification mechanism of building constructions.

Absorption moisture. Capillary absorption. Capillary diffusion. Air and steam penetration. Humidification of building constructions by precipitation. Humidification of building constructions by water hydrostatic pressure. Condensate germination. Soil moisture getting into building constructions. Snow as causative agent of moisture. – 1.st. week – 2 hours.

Moisture in new buildings. Cellar protection.

Elimination against moisture in new buildings. Protection of foundation and cellar against moisture and soil water. Variants of cellar hydro insulation. Hydro insulation from inside. Hydro insulation from outside. Modern hydro insulating materials.

Socle and attic elimination against moisture. Roof repair.

Socle elimination against moisture - manners of protection, materials. Attic elimination against moisture - methods, materials.

Floor protection against moisture.

Residential and industrial floors. Floor repair. Mechanically protective coverings. Chemically protective and ecological coverings. Impermeable and anti-static floors.

3rd., 5th. week – 4 hours.

Brickwork repair in old buildings. Brickwork effloresces. Reasons of effloresces. Protection against effloresces and methods of ŗecovery. Cleaning of fronts. Pointing of fronts. Special renderings.

Wall heat insulation and materials. Heat insulation from outside. Materials.

7th week – 2 hour

Concrete corrosion. Protection against concrete corrosion. Producing of water impermeable concrete. Chemical admixtures for water impermeable concrete. Admixture effect mechanism. Surface protection by impermeable coatings. Mechanism of protection.

Corrosion of reinforced concrete.

Electrochemical corrosion process of reinforcement. Reinforcement protection against corrosion. Repair of corroded reinforced concrete - materials, technology. Fog in concrete structures. Repair of damaged concrete - materials, technology.

Stitch of building constructions. Composition and materials for stitch, its properties.

9th, 11th weeks – 4 hours.

Chemical and electrochemical corrosion of constructive steel.

Protection against steel corrosion. Technology of protection, desired materials.

Corrosion of color metals.

Factors that determine corrosion of color metals. Protection against corrosion. Protection materials, technology.

13th week – 2 hour.

Protection of wood materials.

Chemical protection against fungus, fog. Types of antiseptics. Antiseptic materials and technology for different kinds of defects. Protection against wood gnaws. Fire protection of wood materials, types of antipyrens.

Desired protection lacks and points.

Application of polymer materials for protection of building structures. Finishing materials (points, lacks, etc.), its properties, types.

15th week - 2 hour.

Laboratory works.

Making of water impermeable concrete with plasticizers. Making of concrete with high frost resistance - 2 hours.

Making of impermeable repair mortar - 2 hour.

Testing of concrete and mortar samples - 4 hour.

Adhesion test for joint materials - 2 hours.

Determination of water absorption for concrete and mortar samples - 2 hour.

Determination of water impermeability for concrete and mortar samples - 2 hour.

Making of concrete samples without cement milk in surface. Covering with repair materials. Determination of adhesion - 2 hour.

Literature

  1. Disbon - Werkstofprogramm.

Fusboden - Beschichtung um- Instandsetzung. EP-Beläge. Gewässerschutz.

Porenbeton - Schutz und- Renovierung.

Vorgehängtle Fassaden und bekleidungselemente schützen.

Fassadenimprägniierungen.

Beton-Schutz und- Instandsetzung.

Dachbeschictungen. Klebstoffe, Abdichtungen, Fugendichtstoffe, Risspachtel,

Sprühlacke.

Technische Informationen. System-merkblätter. Berlin, 1997.

  1. Tex-Color. Siltumizolācijas sistēmas. Štutgarte, 1994.

  2. Injectbau GmbH. Injektions - technic in Vollendung.

  3. Mapei. mapei und die beton-Instand-Setzung. 1996.

  4. Remmers. Kompleksa programma jaunbūvei un sanēšanai. tallina, 1996.

  5. tetrosyl. materiāli celtniecībai, 1995.

  6. Žurnāls. bautenschutz, Bausamierung.

  7. Schomburg. Vecēku remonts.

  8. Žurnāls "Māja un dzīvoklis".

Program made by professor assistant Aigars Ūdris.

Description of the subject of training

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Professor’s group of civil engineering structures building

Description of subject BRC 396

Additional course of architectural designing”

Study program – Building and civil engineering

Type of studies – Professional

Level of studies – Bachelor

Training staff: Gunārs Kalniņš g., associate professor

Amount of the subject of training: 4KP

Goal of the subject of training: To provide for students understanding on main principles of designing and construction of public and industrial buildings.

Tasks of the subject of training: 1. To provide for students theoretical basis on normative requirements in construction of public and industrial buildings.

2. To master main structural schemes, constructions applied in construction of public and industrial buildings.

3. To elaborate practical skills in elaboration of projects for public and industrial buildings.

Language of training: Training of the subject is effected in Latvian and English.

Recommended literature:

Books of training: 1. Civil and industrial buildings. Edited by G.Kalnins. Riga:

Publishers “Zvaigzne” 1976.

2. J.Kaurāts “Industrial buildings”. Riga:

Methods of training: Lectures, practical works, elaboration of course projects

Principles of grading of

mastering of the subject: Test on ability to independently apply knowledge obtained in settlement of problems in compliance with tasks set by the subject of training.

Time dedicated

for mastering of the subject

in contact hours Lectures on topics 30%

Practical classes 20%

Course projects 40%

Tests and exams 10%

Requirements for

mastering of the subject It’s necessary to successfully master the subjects “Basic course of architectural designing”, “Basic course of building materials”. Compulsory attendance of practical classes.

Methods of grading: Test mark is calculated by taking into account quality of fulfillment of practical works.

Exam mark is graded according to fulfillment of the written work.

Subject “Additional course of architectural designing”

Training program

Training content
Lecture

Basic principles of designing of public buildings. Classification of public buildings. Normative basis.

1.

Types of layout of buildings. Basic elements of layout of public buildings.

2

Structural schemes of public buildings.

3.

Layouts of children’s institutions. Sanitary requirements and arrangement of premises. Structures of buildings for children’s institutions. General layouts of children’s institutions.

4.

Schools. layouts of school buildings. Sanitary and operation requirements. Structures of school buildings. General layouts for school territories.

5.,6.

Cinemas. Classification of cinemas. Layout of cinemas. Structures of cinema buildings.

7.

Sports structures. Classification of sports structures. Functional schemes of sports structures. Technical and economic comparison of layout and constructions. Basic regulations for designing of stands for spectators. Indoor sports structures for studying and training. Indoor sports competition structures. Swimming pools. Stadiums

8.,9.

Trading enterprises. Classification of trading enterprises. Functional schemes of trading enterprises. Constructive solutions of trading enterprises.

10.

Basic principles of designing of industrial enterprises. Technological schemes – basis for solution of industrial buildings’ layout. Classification of industrial buildings and constructive schemes.

11.

Layouts and constructions of one-floor industrial buildings.

12.

Constructive schemes of multi-storey industrial buildings.

13.

Everyday premises of industrial buildings.

14.

Selection of industrial enterprise territory. General layout of industrial enterprise.

15.

Vertical layout of industrial enterprise territory.

16.

Basic principles of designing of industrial enterprises. Plants of reinforced concrete products. Technological schemes of the plant. Constructive solutions.

17.

Technological requirements of food industry enterprises. Constructive solutions.

18.

Basic principles of designing of light industry enterprise buildings. Technological and constructive schemes of buildings.

19.

Basic principles of designing of chemical industry enterprises. Functional and constructive schemes of buildings. Explosive-dangerous production buildings.

20.

Basic principles of designing of chemical of multi-storey garages. Constructive solutions of garages. Constructive solutions of underground garages. Special facilities of garages.

21.

Description of study subject

Environmental Protection for Builders

Studies program: Civil engineering

Studies form: Professional

Studies level: Baccalaureate

Teacher

Jana Osina M.sc.geol. lecturer

Volume of study subject

2 KP

Aim of teaching

Bringing-up responsibility, education in interplay of building, environment protection and sustainable development

Tasks of teaching

1.Giving knowledge in ecology, natural resources and strategy of sustainable development

2.Giving knowledge in Environmental politics in Latvia

3.Giving knowledge about territorial planning, protected areas, environmental impact assessment of building (EIA), environmental Law

4.Giving ability in assessment of risk factors and eco-managament

Language

Latvian

Literature

For absence of textbook bibliography of 60 names

Methods of teaching

Lecture, preparing of paper

Principe of estimating the level of acquirement of subject

Test for theoretical knowledge, for paper

Time for acquirement of subject (contact hours)

Lectures 70%

Paper on theme 20%

Test 10%

Requirement for acquirement

Knowledge in-theory

Profundity in paper

Methods of estimation

Teaching methods

Introduction. Aims and tasks on subject. Giving of program and literature

Lectures. Giving of fundamentals of theme and instruction for additional studies

Homework. Preparing of paper

Tematical plan

Course program and calendar plan

Subject “Environmental protection for builders”

Curriculum and Calendar Plan

Themes

Week

Introduction

1

Lectures

Ecology – the study of the interrelation of living organisms and their environment. Abiotic, biotic and anthropogenic ecological factors. Limit factors. Persistence of ecosystems. Biological diversity in Latvia

2

Interrelation of man and his environment. Anthropoecology. Quality of life. Occupational safety and health connection with environmental protection

3

Natural resources- exhaustible and nonexhaustible, renovable and nonrenovable. Ecological footprint. Ecological capacity. Ecological and socialeconomical sustainability

4

The main directions of environmental politic in Latvia
  • prevention of global warming and protection of ozone layer,

  • protection of air, waters and ground,

  • safety of radiation and nuclear,

  • establishment of waste lacked production,

  • alternative energoresources,

  • management of hazard and residential waste,

  • prevention of risks,

  • preservation of biodiversity and landscape diversity

5-8

Politics of structural building and formation of environmental quality. Plans of territorial developments. Natural landscapes and cultural landscapes. Recreational resources. Factors of landscape degradation

Protected areas, categories, regimes. Microrestricted areas. Protecting zones.

9-10

Substantial requirements to buildings. Environmental impact assessment, EIA.

Public discussions

11

Ecological buildings – conformity with climate, increasing of energical effectivity, environment – friendly materials, formations of biotops, etc.

Establishment of environmental management in building (Requirements of EN ISO 14001) business

12

Papers. Public debates

13-15

Test

16

Subject Description

Interactive Computer Graphics

BTG343.0 VI; B 2.00 K (0.00-0.00-2.00) D; I

Curriculum

Civil Engineering

Study type

Professional

Study level

Master Degree

Staff:

Modris Dobelis

Professor, g.

Credits:

2 CP

Objective:

To provide the student with detailed understanding of the theory and practice of computer aided drafting software. Train the students to apply the gained knowledge in civil engineering documentation drafting process.

Tasks:

Provide the student with the basic skills to prepare civil engineering drawings with computer. Ability to perform geometric constructions with computer aided drafting software. Training in computer aided drafting of plan, section, elevation, and detail drawings. Configuration of CAD software in imperial and metric system and set up of the necessary preferences for electronic drawing. Obtaining hard copies of drawings on printers and plotters.

Study language:

The subject is delivered in Latvian, English and Russian.

Recommended literature:

Text books:

  1. Veide Z. Interaktīvā datorgrafika: AutoCAD 2002. Rīga: TGIDG. 2003. –24 lpp.

  2. Frey D. AutoCAD 2000. Visual Jump Start. Sybex. 2000. -256 p.

  3. Dobelis M. Inženiergrafika. Ievads datorgrafikā. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1999. –48 lpp.

  4. Dobelis M. Būvniecības datorgrafika. Ēkas telpiskā modelēšana. Laboratorijas darbs. RTU: TGIDG, 1998.
    –8 lpp.

  5. Korojevs J. Rasēšana celtniekiem. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1975.

  6. Короев Ю. Черчение для строителей. М.: Высшая школа. 1998.

Instruction methods:

Lectures, lab sessions and individual practical exercises in the computer class.

Evaluation principles:

Test the skills to apply the acquired knowledge into practice according to the chosen professional career.

Requirements:

Complete all the lab exercises and individual assignments in the computer class. The study of theoretical materials from the text books.

Evaluation:

The student has to prove his individual assignments and answer the instructors questions.

RIGA TEHNICAL UNIVERSITY

CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY

INSTITUTE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

PROFESSRS GROUP OF THE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

STUDY PROGRAM FOR THE SUBJECT

INDIVIDUAL BUILDING

CODE BBR 211

Program for professional and higher professional studies

Credit point- 3, hours- 48, lectures- 32, practical works- 16, control- D,E.

Confirmed at the meeting of Riga Technical University,

Council of the Institute of the Construction Industry

december 6, 2003, protocol Nr. 2/03.

Riga, 2003

DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBJECT

Title of the subject

INDIVIDUAL BUILDING

Teacher of the subject JURIS NOVIKS, Dr.- engineer, assistant professor.

Study program Construction

Study profile Construction

Type of studies academic (basic), professional

Level of studies engineer, master

Capacity of the subject – 3CP
The goal of the subject

To master construction, designing and building technologies for few-level houses.

Tasks of the subject

The main tasks are:

  1. to be acquinted with the bases of designing (projecting) few- level houses;

  2. to obtain the lasted and most economic few- level house constructions;

  3. to master technology of building operations;

  4. to chose the most rational and economic means of building operations and construction works.

Text books, available and suggested literature

  1. J.Noviks. Ģimenes māja. Rīga, 1997, 224 lpp.

  2. J.Noviks. Būvdarbi I. Rīga, 1999, 344 lpp.

  3. J.Noviks. Būvdarbi II. Rīga, 2000, 216 lpp.

  4. J.Noviks. Būvdarbi III. Rīga, 2001, 248 lpp.

  5. J.Noviks. Būvdarbi IV. Rīga, 2002, 288 lpp.

Methods of the subject study

Lectures, practical works, course papers and defence of them.

Estimation of the subject knowledrge

Examination to state the abilities of the student due to professional demands to use knowledge received in lectures, practical works and course papers.



Requirement of the subject

Mastering the theme using the stated literature, attending lectures and practical works, and knowledge received from the course paper.

Requirement of the running practical work

Knowledge for practical construction works.

Planned discussions, negotiations, their themes and content

Discussion about themes suggested by students. Disputes about the results of course papers.

Content of the subject

Preparetion of the building site. Footings. Foundatins. Cellar. Walls. Coverings. Roofs. Practical walls. Fliirs. Stairs. Windows. Doors. Built-in furniture.

Individual course papers

  1. Reports in connection with the theme including in the course.

  2. Project (design) of family house.

Demands for credit points:

Total course 48 hours;

Lectures 32 hours;

Practical works 16 hours;

Defence of individual works;

Defence of the course papers.

Calendar plan

See. The subject INDIVIDUAL BUILDING program BBR 211.

The significance of the subject INDIVIDUAL BUILDING receiving construction bachelor degree and in professional study PROGRAMS.

The subject of this program contains the latest information about construction, designing, calculation basis for the individual houses as well as working technologies.

It prepares for mastering several special subjects.

Descrition of study suject

RECONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS

Studies programme:

Studies form:

Studies level:

Teacher Juris Kaurats M. g.RTU

Volume of educational subject 5 KP

Aim of teaching

To provide students with information about reconstruction,

restoration and other related processes.

Tasks of teaching:

1.To acquaint students with the physical and moral

obsolescence of buildings.

2.To provide students with diverse solutions for the

reconstruction and restoration of buildings.

3.To consolidate the acquired knowledge by developing a

course project.

Language

The course is delivered in the official language of the state.

Literatura

Mācību grāmatas:

1.Беляев Ю.И., Снежко А. П. Реконструкция

промышленных предприятий . Киев, 1988.

2.Реконструкция зданий и сооружений. Под редакцией

А.Л.Шагина. Москва, 1991.

3.Подъяпольский С.С. и другие. Реставрация

памятников архитектуры. Москва, 1988.

Metodiskie materiāli:

1. Ching F.D.K. Home renovation. London, 1983.

2. Ēku renovācija Latvijā. Vides projekts. Rīga, 2000.

3.Ēku siltumefektivitātes paaugstināšana. VARAM

Būvniecības departaments. Rīga, 2000.

4. Hafele G., Sabel L. Althauserneuerung. Stafen bei

Freiburg, 1993.

5. Highfield D. The construction of new buildings behind

historic fasades. London, 1991.

6. Kabitsch A. Altbaukonstruktionen. Springer, 1989.

7. LBN 211-98. Daudzdzīvokļu daudzstāvu dzīvojamie

nami.

8. LBN401. Dzīvojamo māju kapitālā un kārtējo remontu

noteikumi.

9. LBN 405-01. Būvju tehniskā apsekošana.

10.RSN 13-80. Instrukcija par papildus stāvu celtniecību

agrāk uzbūvētām ēkām.

Methods of teaching

Lectures, seminars and students’ individual work in

accordance with the plan of the course.

Principe of acquirement of subject

Test for the students’ performance at the seminars. Test (

assesses with a mark ) for the students’ ability to apply the

acquired knowledge in developing a course project.

Examination – evaluation of the students’ theoretical

knowledge.

Requirements for acquirement

1.Test or examination passed in the following subjects

”Arhitektūras projektēšanas pamatkurss “, “Būvmehānika “,

“Pamati un pamatnes”.

2. To get acquainted with the key issues of the given theme

before the lectures and the practical classes.

3. Independent work when getting ready for the seminars.

4. Compulsory presence at all the seminars and practical

classes.

5. Individual tutorials with the adviser about the course project

(design work ).

Mefhods of estimation

The students’ performance at the seminars is assessed as to the

range of problems covered, thoroughness of the research and

the ability to evaluate new solutions. The course project is

assessed as to how it meets the requirements of the

reconstruction of buildings, how qualitative its graphical

presentation, description and calculation of the design are. The

decisive factors at the examination are the students’

knowledge and the ability to evaluate new solutions.

Teaching methods

troductory lecture

Acquaints the students with the course objectives, aim, tasks

and the plan. Explains the testing strategies and the criteria for

assessing students’ course project and knowledge at the

examination.

2.Lectures

The lecture cover basically the theoretical part of the course.

The students must have got acquainted with the basic

terminology and definitions connected with the theme of the

lecture to be able to comprehend the material presented at the

lecture. The illustrative material is provided with the help of an

overhead projector..

3.Seminars

Students make presentations on the themes they have

researched independently and are questioned by the

groupmates. If necessary the lecturer provides his/her

commentary, and additional information. The presentation is

assessed by the lecturer.

4.Practical classes

The issues connected with the development of the course project

are discussed.

5.Tutorials

The lecturer carries out individual work with each student as an

advisor on developing the course project.

Tematical plan

1.Lectures

Reconstruction, renovation, restoration and other related notions.

Collapse and physical obsolescence of buildings.

Moral obsolescence and other causes for reconstruction.

The survey, technical research and evaluation of the condition of a

building.

Changes in the layout of civil buildings and improvement of their

physical qualities.

Basic principles of additional heat insulation of the elements of an

existing building.

Structural elements, construction modes and equipment of building

in reconstruction.

Condition of available housing in Latvia.

Structural solutions of the existing civil buildings.

The influence exerted by parameters and structural scheme of civil

buildings on reconstruction.

Strip foundation in reconstruction. Moisture preclusion.

Design of multi-ply walls in reconstruction.

Repairs, strengthening and replacement of walls.

Additional heat insulation of windows, garage gate and horizontal

elements of a building.

Floor slabs and roofs in reconstruction.

Ceiling, partitions, stairs and balconies in reconstruction.

2. Seminars

Additional floors and extension of buildings.

Peculiarities of the reconstruction of public buildings.

Purposes and modes of the reconstruction of industrial buildings.

Changes in the layout of industrial buildings.

Renovation of the load bearing elements in industrial buildings.

Renovation of enclosure elements in industrial buildings.

Historical development of restoration of architectural monuments.

Technical solutions of restoration.

3.Practical classes

Reconstruction of buildings of Middle Ages.

Reconstruction of multi-storey apartment buildings during the

military occupation.

Reconstruction of multi-storey apartment buildings after the

occupation.

Reconstruction of homesteads.

Load control and determination of thermal resistance deficiency.

Restoration of wooden houses in the Ethnographical open-air

museum.

Restoration of Rundāle palace.

Legal aspects of reconstruction and restoration.

11.2.Description of the subject of training

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Professor’s group of civil engineering structures building

Description of subject BRC 399

Basic course of construction acoustics”

Study program – Building and civil engineering

Type of studies – Professional

Level of studies – Bachelor

Training staff: Andris Zabrauskis g., associate professor

Amount of the subject of training: 2KP

Goal of the subject of training: To provide for students understanding on issues of construction acoustics to be taken into account by elaborating projects for public and industrial buildings.

Tasks of the subject of training: 1. To provide for students theoretical basis of construction acoustics.

2. Normative requirements of construction acoustics in. construction of public and industrial buildings.

3. Ways and materials of buildings’ sound insulation.

4. To elaborate practical skills in elaboration of public and industrial buildings’ premises acoustics projects.

Language of training: Training of the subject is effected in Latvian and English.

Recommended literature:

Books of training: 1. Civil and industrial buildings. Edited by G.Kalnins. Riga:

Publishers “Zvaigzne” 1976.

Means of training: 2. Summary of lectures “Construction acoustics” A.Zabrauskis. RTU, 2002.

Methods of training: Lectures, practical works, elaboration of course projects

Principles of grading of

mastering of the subject: Test on ability to independently apply knowledge obtained in settlement of problems in compliance with tasks set by the subject of training.

Time dedicated

for mastering of the subject

in contact hours Lectures on topics 30%

Practical classes 20%

Course projects 40%

Tests and exams 10%

Requirements for

mastering of the subject It’s necessary to successfully master the subjects “Basic course of architectural designing”, “Basic course of building materials”. Compulsory attendance of practical classes.

Methods of grading: Test mark is calculated by taking into account quality of fulfillment of practical works.

Exam mark is graded according to fulfillment of written work..


Subject “Basic course of construction acoustics”

Training program

Training content
Lecture
History of construction acoustics. Antique period. Medieval period. Renaissance and baroque period. Nineteenth century. Twentieth century.

1.

Basic principles of acoustics. Sound, its characteristics. Types, spectra of signals and their bands. Spreading of sound in free medium. Interaction of sound with an endless obstacle.

2.

Acoustics of premises. Direct and reflected sound. Geometric reflections of sound, their division. Echograms, their obtaining and assessment.

3.

Acoustically advantageous and disadvantageous shape of hall. Optimum volume of premises. Reflecting, absorbing and dispersing finish of premises sounds.

4.

Acoustic parameters of premises. Standard and optimum reverberation times. Reverberation calculation of premises.

5.

Inversion index. Unevenness of the sound field. Sound articulation. Parameters of sound clarity. other parameters.

6.

A general order of premises acoustic designing. Specifics of acoustic designing of separate groups of premises. Lecture-rooms and conference halls. Drama theaters. Concert halls. Opera theaters. Universal halls.

7.,8.

Cinemas and other electronically played premises. Sacral buildings. Open-air places of gathering.

9.

Acoustic defects of premises and their elimination.

10.

Isolation of structures’ sounds. General coherences of noise isolation and standardization. Classification of isolating structures. Sound isolation of acoustically uniform structures. Impact of holes on sound isolation.

11.

Sound isolation of acoustically non-uniform structures. Methods of ensuring of structures’ isolation for noise in the air.

12.

General coherences of stroke-noise isolation and standardization. Stroke-noise isolation of acoustically non-uniform structures. Methods of enhancing of structures’ stroke-noise isolation.

13.

Sound isolation of moving elements. General coherences of structures’ noise isolation.

14.

Damping of engineering facilities’ noises. Basic principles of engineering facilities acoustic operation. Taking of facilities’ antinoise measures. Vibration-proof insulation.

15.

Acoustics of build-up area. Determination of characteristics of outer noise sources. Spreading of noises in build-up area. Designing of antinoise measures.

16.

Basic principles of multi storey garages. Constructive solutions of garages. Constructive solutions of underground garages. Special facilities of garages.

21.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Steel Structures. Advanceda Course.

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh Dr. g., assoc.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies professional; academic

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objective of the course unit

The aim of the advanced course of steel structures is introducing of the next civil engineers with up-to-date advanced steel structures and the ways of their application, thus reducing considerably the consumption of steel in the construction. Another objective of the advanced course is to master the designing of prestressed steel structures, application of which can considerably reduce the consumption of steel and solve a lot of problems concerned with the strengthening and reconstruction of building structures. In order to provide durability of steel structures, the curriculum is supplemented with the principles of design of corrosion proof structures, which greatly affects the design of light – weight steel structures.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are to master the principles of construction and calculation of light – weight structures and prestressed structures so as to use them extensively in buildings under construction and in the strengthening of the existing building elements and in the reconstruction works.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical works and analysis of the results.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

An examination showing the ability to use in practical activities the acquired knowledge in lectures, practical works and literature studies according to the professional requirements.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory participation in the implementation of practical works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular laboratory (practical) work.

Proficiency concerning theoretical problems on the subjects of practical works.

Planned discussions and debates

A report on each practical work, incl. conclusions on the results of calculations; debates on the test of a practical work.

Content of the course unit

Part 1. LIGHT-WEIGHT STEEL STRUCTURES

Materials of light – weight structures, nomenclature and peculiarities of application

Cold bent closed and opened profiles. Corrugated profiles. Profiles made of increased strength steels. Thermically treated bent profiles. Local stability of cold bent profiles. Peculiarities of design of compressed, stretched and bent structural elements made of bent profiles.

Light – weight beams

Beams with flexible webs: construction, performance features and calculation. Beams with corrugated webs: construction, performance features, calculation. Beams with perforated webs: construction, performance features and calculation. Construction and calculation principles of a composite double web perforated beam.

Light – weight trusses, frames, roofings and isolating structures

Truss structures made of angular profiles, T- profiles, U – profiles, tubes and closed profiles; calculation. Structures of light – weight frames and their junctions; calculations. Purlins with bent profiles: types of cross – sections and calculation. Cold bent roofing structures on the building site and principles of calculation. Layered roofing made of steel sheets and plastic insulation and panels of wall isolating structures: construction and calculation.

Part 2 Prestressed structures

Principal ideas, possibilities, objectives and materials applied for prestressing of steel structures.

Ideas, methods and objectives of prestressing. Principal scheme of performance of prestressed structural element under the applied forces. High strength ties and the materials they are made of. Prestressing of structural element by using high strength ties. Prestressing of structures by bending the components of a structural element. Control of internal forces for statically indeterminable systems by displacement of the bearings.

Stretched, compressed and eccentrically compressed bars prestressed by high strength ties

Construction, performance and calculation of stretched bars.

Decreasing of internal forces due to relaxation; taking it into account in calculations. Stability of bars in a prestressed state. Construction, performance and calculation of compressed and eccentrically compressed bars. Construction and performance of anchorage of ties.

Safety factors of prestressed forces.

Beams and systems of beams

Structural solutions and performance features of beams prestressed by ties. Determination and calculation of optimum dimensions of parameters of beams. General stability of beams in a prestressed state. Calculation of rigidity of beams. Local stresses of anchoring bearings. Statically indeterminable prestressed beams.. Arched beams with presstressed ties. Prestressing of beams by bending their separate elements before welding. Prestressing of statically indeterminable beams by displacement of the bearings.

Prestressed trusses

Structural solutions, static calculation and dimensioning. Multistage prestressed trusses.

Structures of prestressed thin – sheet panels and blocks

Structural solutions of prestressed thin - sheet panels and blocks. Methods, performance and calculation of prestressing of sheathing.

Part 3. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN OF CORROSION PROOF STEEL STRUCTURES

Determinants for intensity of the corrosion wear. Brands of constructional steel, their chemical composition and corrosion proof steel beams, trusses and columns, and types of cross – sections.

References:

1. Проектирование металлических конструкций: Спец. курс. Учеб. пособие для вузов / В.В.Бирлев, И.И.Кошин, И.И.Крылов, А.В.Сильвестров. - Л. Стройиздат, 1990 - 432 с.: илл.

2. Металлические конструкции: Спец. курс. Учеб. пособие для вузов /Е.И.Беленя, Н.Н.Стрелецкий,Г.С.Ведеников и др. под общ. ред. Е.И.Беленя, - 2-е изд. перераб. и доп. - М.: Стройиздат, 1982 - 472 с.

3. Беленя Е.И. Предварительно напряженные несущие металлические конструкции. Изд. 2-е, перераб. и доп. М - Стройиздат, 1975, - 416 с.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32 hours

lectures 16 hours

laboratory works 16 hours

examination

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 457 of the course unit "STEEL STRUCTURES. ADVANCED COURSE".

Importance of the course unit STEEL STRUCTURES.ADVANCED COURSE within the CURRUCULUM of professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

Curriculum of the course unit contains the information on advanced up-to-date light – weight steel structures, prestressed steel structures and corrosion proof structures- their performance and dimensioning (design and calculation).

Proficiency concerning these types of structures is very important in the design of new contemporary buildings and reconstruction of the existing structures. Therefore, the course unit is extremely significant within the curriculum in civil engineering studies.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Steel Structures. Advanceda Course.

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh Dr. g., assoc.prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies professional; academic

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objective of the course unit

The aim of the advanced course of steel structures is introducing of the next civil engineers with up-to-date advanced steel structures and the ways of their application, thus reducing considerably the consumption of steel in the construction. Another objective of the advanced course is to master the designing of prestressed steel structures, application of which can considerably reduce the consumption of steel and solve a lot of problems concerned with the strengthening and reconstruction of building structures. In order to provide durability of steel structures, the curriculum is supplemented with the principles of design of corrosion proof structures, which greatly affects the design of light – weight steel structures.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are to master the principles of construction and calculation of light – weight structures and prestressed structures so as to use them extensively in buildings under construction and in the strengthening of the existing building elements and in the reconstruction works.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical works and analysis of the results.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

An examination showing the ability to use in practical activities the acquired knowledge in lectures, practical works and literature studies according to the professional requirements.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory participation in the implementation of practical works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular laboratory (practical) work.

Proficiency concerning theoretical problems on the subjects of practical works.

Planned discussions and debates

A report on each practical work, incl. conclusions on the results of calculations; debates on the test of a practical work.

Content of the course unit

Part 1. LIGHT-WEIGHT STEEL STRUCTURES

Materials of light – weight structures, nomenclature and peculiarities of application

Cold bent closed and opened profiles. Corrugated profiles. Profiles made of increased strength steels. Thermically treated bent profiles. Local stability of cold bent profiles. Peculiarities of design of compressed, stretched and bent structural elements made of bent profiles.

Light – weight beams

Beams with flexible webs: construction, performance features and calculation. Beams with corrugated webs: construction, performance features, calculation. Beams with perforated webs: construction, performance features and calculation. Construction and calculation principles of a composite double web perforated beam.

Light – weight trusses, frames, roofings and isolating structures

Truss structures made of angular profiles, T- profiles, U – profiles, tubes and closed profiles; calculation. Structures of light – weight frames and their junctions; calculations. Purlins with bent profiles: types of cross – sections and calculation. Cold bent roofing structures on the building site and principles of calculation. Layered roofing made of steel sheets and plastic insulation and panels of wall isolating structures: construction and calculation.

Part 2 Prestressed structures

Principal ideas, possibilities, objectives and materials applied for prestressing of steel structures.

Ideas, methods and objectives of prestressing. Principal scheme of performance of prestressed structural element under the applied forces. High strength ties and the materials they are made of. Prestressing of structural element by using high strength ties. Prestressing of structures by bending the components of a structural element. Control of internal forces for statically indeterminable systems by displacement of the bearings.

Stretched, compressed and eccentrically compressed bars prestressed by high strength ties

Construction, performance and calculation of stretched bars.

Decreasing of internal forces due to relaxation; taking it into account in calculations. Stability of bars in a prestressed state. Construction, performance and calculation of compressed and eccentrically compressed bars. Construction and performance of anchorage of ties.

Safety factors of prestressed forces.

Beams and systems of beams

Structural solutions and performance features of beams prestressed by ties. Determination and calculation of optimum dimensions of parameters of beams. General stability of beams in a prestressed state. Calculation of rigidity of beams. Local stresses of anchoring bearings. Statically indeterminable prestressed beams.. Arched beams with presstressed ties. Prestressing of beams by bending their separate elements before welding. Prestressing of statically indeterminable beams by displacement of the bearings.

Prestressed trusses

Structural solutions, static calculation and dimensioning. Multistage prestressed trusses.

Structures of prestressed thin – sheet panels and blocks

Structural solutions of prestressed thin - sheet panels and blocks. Methods, performance and calculation of prestressing of sheathing.

Part 3. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN OF CORROSION PROOF STEEL STRUCTURES

Determinants for intensity of the corrosion wear. Brands of constructional steel, their chemical composition and corrosion proof steel beams, trusses and columns, and types of cross – sections.

References:

1. Проектирование металлических конструкций: Спец. курс. Учеб. пособие для вузов / В.В.Бирлев, И.И.Кошин, И.И.Крылов, А.В.Сильвестров. - Л. Стройиздат, 1990 - 432 с.: илл.

2. Металлические конструкции: Спец. курс. Учеб. пособие для вузов /Е.И.Беленя, Н.Н.Стрелецкий,Г.С.Ведеников и др. под общ. ред. Е.И.Беленя, - 2-е изд. перераб. и доп. - М.: Стройиздат, 1982 - 472 с.

3. Беленя Е.И. Предварительно напряженные несущие металлические конструкции. Изд. 2-е, перераб. и доп. М - Стройиздат, 1975, - 416 с.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32 hours

lectures 16 hours

laboratory works 16 hours

examination

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 457 of the course unit "STEEL STRUCTURES. ADVANCED COURSE".

Importance of the course unit STEEL STRUCTURES.ADVANCED COURSE within the CURRUCULUM of professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

Curriculum of the course unit contains the information on advanced up-to-date light – weight steel structures, prestressed steel structures and corrosion proof structures- their performance and dimensioning (design and calculation).

Proficiency concerning these types of structures is very important in the design of new contemporary buildings and reconstruction of the existing structures. Therefore, the course unit is extremely significant within the curriculum in civil engineering studies.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Reinforced Concrete Structures. Advanced Course

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh Dr. g., assoc.prof.

Arnolds Apse, g.,

Ilmārs Kalis, g.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 3 credits

Objective of the course unit

To master the ability for designing of up-to-date reinforced concrete structures with a view of opportunity to their creative application in the future practical activities of the specific area.

Tasks of the course unit

The main tasks are as follows:

  • to gain a detailed understanding of reinforced concrete structures of industrial buildings, a group of elements of which may be observed in different types of buildings in various combinations;

  • to master the principles of the calculation and design of the structures in the aforementioned paragraph;

  • to get introduced with other kinds of modern structures, where the basic material used is the reinforced concrete.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, practical and laboratory works, course project.

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test on individually accomplished course project, and an examination on theoretical material, which on the whole shows the ability to use the acquired proficiency in the future professional activities.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by the recommended reading list and mandatory participation in the laboratory works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular laboratory (practical) work.

Theoretical knowledge about the specific subject of laboratory or practical work, proficiency concerning the methods of implementation of the laboratory work, principles of operation and application of the required equipment and measuring instruments.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

Reports on each laboratory and practical work, incl. individual discussions on the conclusions concerning the results of the accomplished experiments. Debates on the course project test.

Content of the course unit

See the curriculum.

Laboratory works.

Practical works.

References:

1. T.Cajs. Būvkonstrukcijas, II sēj. Rīga, 1991. 471 lpp.

2. В.Н. Байков и др. Железобетонные конструкции.Общий курс.Москва, 1991., 767 с.

3. В.Н. Байков и др. Железобетонные конструкции. Спецкурс.Москва, 1981., 767 с.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 80 hours

lectures 48 hours

practical works 16 hours

laboratory works 16 hours

course project

examination

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 455 of the course unit "REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. ADVANCED COURSE".

Importance of the course unit "REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. ADVANCED COURSE" within the CURRICULA of studies for the degree of master of engineering science and professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

Curriculum of the course unit contains information on very relevant subjects of the construction area, i.e., on the design, calculation and construction of widely spread in practice reinforced concrete structures, which enables to work professionally in the selected department. Besides, a specialist of civil engineering department (an engineer or a master) shall be competent in the peculiarities of the design and reconstruction of all types of buildings (incl. the aforesaid ones). It all demonstrates the importance of the course unit within the above mentioned curricula.

Subject Description

Computer Aided Design

BTG444.0 VI; M 2.00 K (0.00-1.00-1.00) D; I

Curriculum

Civil Engineering

Study type

Professional

Study level

Master Degree

Staff:

Modris Dobelis

Professor, g.

Credits:

2 CP

Objective:

To provide the student with detailed understanding of the theory and practice of computer aided design software. Train the students to apply the gained knowledge in civil engineering object design process.

Tasks:

Provide the student with the basic skills to prepare civil engineering drawings with computer from the unique project model. Layout of plan, section, elevation, and detail drawings in computer aided design from project. Spatial object design from geometric primitives. Configuration of CAD software in imperial and metric system and set up of the necessary preferences for electronic drawing. Hard copies of drawings by printers and plotters.

Study language:

The subject is delivered in Latvian, English and Russian.

Recommended literature:

Text books:

  1. Duggal V. CADD Primer. A General Guide to Computer Aided Design & Drafting - CADD, CAD. MailMax Publishing: 2000. -204 p.

  2. Dobelis M. Inženiergrafika. Ievads datorgrafikā. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1999. –48 lpp.

  3. Korojevs J. Rasēšana celtniekiem. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1975.

  4. Короев Ю. Черчение для строителей. М.: Высшая школа. 1998.

Supplementary textbooks:

  1. Veide Z. Interaktīvā datorgrafika: AutoCAD 2002. Rīga: TGIDG. 2003. –24 lpp.

  2. Dobelis M.. GDL ToolBox. Interaktīvs lekciju konspekts ArchiCAD papildmoduļa GDL Toolbox patstāvīgai apgūšanai. RTU, TG&IDG prof. grupa, 2003. CD disks.

  3. Dobelis M. Soli pa solim ar ArchiCAD. Interaktīvs multimedijas mācību materiāls ArchiCAD patstāvīgai apgūšanai datorklasē. RTU: TGIDG, 2002. CD disks.

  4. Dobelis M. GDL valoda. Lekciju konspekts. Lekcijas izdales materiāls (PowerPoint). RTU: TGIDG, 2003. -12 lpp.

Instruction methods:

Lectures, lab sessions and individual practical exercises in the computer class.

Evaluation principles:

Test the skills to apply the acquired knowledge into practice creating 3D engineering objects according to the chosen professional career.

Requirements:

Complete an individual design project using 3D modelling technique. The study of theoretical materials from the text books.

Evaluation:

The student has to prove his individual project and answer to the instructors questions.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Name of the course unit

Metrology, Inspection and Testing of Civil Engineering Structures

Professor of the course unit: Raimonds Ozolinsh g., prof.

Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Mode of the studies academic; professional

Level of the studies master; civil engineer

Volume of the course unit - 2 credits

Objecive of the course unit

To acquire the methods and ways for determination of the real stress and strain state condition of building structures in order to use the achieved proficiency for the improvement of calculation methods of structures, investigation of actual performance of new structural forms and diagnostics of technical condition of the existing buildings by developing the projects for their reconstruction and strengthening..

Tasks of the course unit

  • to get introduced with the testing methods of structures, measuring instruments and the equipment;

  • to master the required ability for testing of structures and constructions;

  • to get introduced with the experimental data processing methods and modes;

  • to master the skills for determination of actual performance scheme of a structure;

  • to improve the methods of calculation by using the experimental testing results of buildings and models;

  • to assess the load bearing capacity reserve, safety and durability of structures.

Teaching methods of the course unit

Lectures, laboratory works, processing of the experimental data and analysis of the results

Assessment principles of mastering the course unit

A test on the ability to use the knowledge acquired in lectures, laboratory works and literature studies in practical and research activities according to the academic goals or professional requirements.

Requirements to mastering the course unit

Attendance of lectures or mastering of the specific subject by literature sources and obligatory participation in the implementation of laboratory works.

Requirements to students preparing for regular practical work

Proficiency with regard to the methods of implementation of the laboratory works and principles for the operation and application of the equipment and measuring instruments.

Planned discussions and debates, topics and content

A report on each laboratory work, incl. conclusions on experimental results and debates on the results of tests.

Content of the course unit

INTRODUCTION. Inspection and testing of Civil Engineering structures

Objectives, tasks and methods of experimental inspection, their classification. History of development of inspection of structures. Examination of documentation of the unit. Surveying of the unit and selection of the testing structures. Selection of the method for the quality control of structural material. Analysis of the results of inspection, checking up of calculations and drawing up of the conclusion.

Implementation methods and means of static engineering experiments

Documentation of testing performance. Schemes of calculation and actual performance of a building. Schemes for loading. Types and the value of static testing loads. Methodology of static loading and unloading. Equipment for static loading implementation, security technology of the loading.

Physical and mathematical modeling of building structures.

Registration appliances and methods for static testing of civil engineering structures

Types of measuring devices used in static testing and the requirements advanced to them. Means and methods for determination of linear and angular displacements of cross – sections. Classification of devices. Mechanical devices for measuring the deformations and deflections. Acoustic devices. Optical tensometer. Tensoresistors, their constructive types and areas of application. Measuring devices used in tensometry. Metrology principles of engineering experiments. Testing of appliances. Processing methods for static testing results of civil engineering structures. Conception of the analysis of dispersion and correlation.

nondestructive testing methods of building structures

Classification of determination methods for physical and mechanical features of building structures and materials. Mechanical and acoustic methods for testing of structures. Methods of resonance, impulses and shading; the appliances to be used. Methods of radioactive isotopes by using the neutron and Roentgen radiation. Fault detection magnetic methods and their application for determination of the layout of reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures. Radio wave methods. Thermofault detection. Complex methods.

Dynamic testing of civil engineering structures

Types of dynamic loads. Kinds of vibrations and their impact on the load bearing capacity of a structure. Problems of dynamic testing. Characteristics of dynamic forces. Methods of dynamic testing and assessment of the results. Classification of appliances. Principles of vibrometry and accelerometry. Principles of gradation of vibratiometers. Devices for visual observation of vibrations. Devices for registration of the results of dynamic testing. Methods for processing of the results of dynamic testing.

Laboratory works

1. Static testing of timber truss model.

2. Static testing of reinforced concrete beam.

3. Testing of strength of fine aggregate concrete by using the ultrasound.

4. Investigation of the force momentum applied to the cantilever.

References:

1. Обследование и испытание сооружений Учеб. для вузов О.В.Лужин, А.Б.Злочевский, И.А.Горбунов,В.А.Волохов.- М.: Стройиздат, 1987.- 263 с.: ил.

2. Аронов Р.Н. Испытание сооружений. М.: "Высшая школа", 1974. - 187 с.; ил.

3. Долидзе Д.Е. Испытание конструкций и сооружений. М.: "Высшая школа",1975 с.; ил.

4. APA Engineered Wood handbook. Ed.Thomas G.Williamson. McGraw-Hill.2 002

5. Eurocode.Werner Verlag, Duseldorf, 2000.

Requirements to gaining the credits:

volume of the course 32 hours

lectures 16 hours

laboratory works 16 hours

test

CALENDAR PLAN

See the curriculum BBK 550 of the course unit METROLOGY, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES.

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Importance of the course unit METROLOGY, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES within the CURRICULA of the studies for the degree of master of engineering science and professional studies of construction and reconstruction of buildings.

The curriculum of the course unit contains information on the methods, ways and the equipment used for determination of a c t u a l stress and strain state condition of buildings and their structural elements, which is unavoidable if the mentioned parameters of structures analytically cannot be calculated with sufficient precision. Such situations especially occur in cases of testing the actual load bearing capacity of structures and reconstruction of buildings. Therefore, the course unit is highly important in the above mentioned curricula.

RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROFESSOR GROUP OF CAD IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL SUBJECT

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION

Code: BKA 505

Level of education: Master study

Subject status: Obligatory subject for direction

Credit points – 4, semesters – 1, hours – 64, lectures – 2, practical jobs – 2, control – E

Confirmed on council of the Institute of Computer Analysis of Structures

4 February 1998, certificate N 1

RIGA 1999.

Optimal design numerical approach. Introduction. Optimal construction design with continues and discrete variables. Design variables and they selection. Design objective function options: weight; cost; maximum stiffness and other. Design constraints. Physical constraints: deflection, strength, buckling, weight, frequency and others. Geometrical constraints: boundary conditions, robustness and other. Examples

2 hours, 1. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Solutions for optimal design numerical tasks: nonlinear programming, experiment design, response surface method RSM, neural networks NN, and others. Comparison between construction analysis and optimal design of structure. Examples

2 hours, 2. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Nonlinear programming methods: gradient method; simples method; penalties methods, random search method; genetic algorithms and others. Minimization without constraints. Minimization with constraints. Examples

2 hours, 3. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Physical function sensitivity analysis. Examples

2 hours, 4. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Approximation of the physical constrains: response surface method; neural networks and other methods. Application of experiment design for mathematical approximations. Polynomial approximations for numerical values extracted from experimental design.

2 hours, 5. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Experiment design methods: D-optimal; Latin hypercube and others. Evaluation of the plan of experiment for discrete and continues variables: D-optimal; Latin hypercube. Examples.

2 hours, 6. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Application of the finite element method (FEM) for structural optimization. FEM together with physical experiments in structural optimization. FEM codes in structural optimization. Examples.

methods in structural design: more than one objective function – Pareto cluster, multilevel optimization and others.

2 hours, 8. week

Optimal design numerical approach. One dimension mechanical task optimization. Derivation of different approximation function and different optimum conditions.

2 hours, 9. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of mathematical code MathLab for structural optimization. Examples.

2 hours, 10. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of RTU code EdaOpt for structural optimization. Experiment design, sensitivity analysis; derivation of optimum solution with different boundary conditions. Examples.

4 hours, 11. and 12. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Topological optimization for structural optimization. Topological optimization examples.

4 hours, 13. and 14. week

Optimal design numerical approach. Appliance of FEM code ANSYS – Design optimization for structural optimization. Examples for different shape beams, trusses and frames.

4 hours, 15. and 16. week

LITERATURE

1. Поляк Б. Т. Введение в оптимизацию. – Наука: Москва. – 1984.

2. Прагер В. Основы теории оптимального проектирования конструкций. – Мир:

Москва. – 1977.

3. Баничук Н. В., Кобелев В. В., Рикардс Р. Б. Оптимизация элементов конструкций

4. Гилл Ф., Мюррей У., Райт М. Практическая оптимизация. – Мир: Москва. – 1985.

5. Баничук Н. В. Введение в оптимизацию конструкций. – Наука: Москва. – 1986.

6. Bendsoe. Optimization of structural topology, shape and material. – Springer-Verlag: Berlin. – 1995.

7. MATLAB application toolbox: Optimization. User’s guide. – The MathWorks, Inc. – 1999

8. ANSYS 8.0 Documentation: Optimization. User’s guide. - 2003

Prepared by Prof. Rolands Rikards

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Strengthening of Building Construction

Code BMT403

Civil engineering program for bachelor studies

Credit points – 2, lectures – 32

control – E.

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga 2003.

1. Reasons for strengthening of building construction. Inspection of constructions and testing calculations. (1st week, 2 hours).

2. Strengthening methods, its classification. Strengthening of building construction without changing of constructive scheme. (2nd week, 2 hours).

3. Strengthening of building construction taking into account constructive scheme Special accidents of strengthening of building construction. (3rd week, 2 hours).

4. Destressing and replacing of constructions. Peculiarities of calculation of destressing constructions. Practical examples. (4th week — 2 hours).

5. Strengthened by means of membrans and raised building constructions. Peculiarities of design and calculation. Practical examples of strengthening. (5th week - 2 hours).

6. Strong additional basements. Strengthening of bond elements by means of elastic additional basements. Peculiarities of design and calculation. Practical examples. (6th week - 2 hours).

7. Elastic additional basements. Strengthening of bond elements by means of elastic additional basements. Methods of design and main formula. Practical examples. (7th week - 2 hours).

8. Pre-stressed strengthening constrictions. Strengthening of bond elements by means of pre-stressed shprengel system constrictions. Design of shprengel systems, Calculation formulas. (8th week - 2 hours).

9. Pre-stressed strengthening ribs. Strengthening of colomns by means of pre-stressed ribs. Peculiarities of design and calculation. (9th week - 2 hours).

10. Different variants of strengthening of consol constructions. Strengthening of bond elements with purpose to keep cross-forces. (10th week - 2 hours).

11. Strengthening of basements. Improvement of stiffness of building constructions. (11th week - 2 hours).

12. Strengthening methods of reinforced concrete constructions. Strengthening of ceiling plates. Strengthening of beams. (12th week - 2 hours).

13. Strengthening of wall in places of high stress concentration. Strengthening of wall in places of local cracks. Strengthening of brickwork stabs. (13th week, 2 hours).

14. Design of steel tracts. Methods of calculation of steel tracts. (14th week, 2 hours).

15. Recommendations for strengthening realization. Technology and safety. (15th week, 2 hours).

16. Protection against corrosion of strengthening constructions. Technical and economical characteristics. Choice of strengthening method. (16th week, 2 hours).

Literature.

1. LBN 401. Dzīvojamo māju kapitālā un kārtējā remonta noteikumi. R., 1993.

2. LBN 402. Dzīvojamo māju tehniskās ekspluatācijas noteikumi. R., 1993.

3. J. Hilo, B. Popovičs. Dzelzbetona konstrukciju pastiprināšana, izmainot aprēķina shē­­mu un saspriegto stāvokli (kr. val.). Ļvova, 1976.

4. Žurnāli "Māja, Dzīvoklis" (1993-2003), "Praktiskā būvniecība" (2001-2003).

5. N. Onufrijevs. Rūpniecības tipa ēku un darinājumu dzelzsbetona konstrukciju pastip­ri­nāšana (kr. val.). M., 1965.

6. J. Noviks. Jums, individuālie būvētāji. I un II daļa. R., Avots, 1988., 1989.

7. I.S. Gučkins. Bojājumu diagnostika un konstrukciju ekspluatācijas īpašību atjau­no­­ša­na (kr. val.). M., 2000.

Program made by professor assistant Aigars Ūdris.

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Syllabus for the Material Investigation Methods course

Code 407

Civil engineering programs for Master studies

Credit points – 3, set of lectures – 32 hours, practices – 16 hours,

control – E

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga, 2003

  1. Metrology as study. Metrology objects. Metrology provision. Standardization and standards. Standardization development in Latvia. Main goals of the standardization. (2 hours, week No.1)

  1. Building material main attributes: standing parameters, physical attributes, mechanical attributes, longevity. Mutual liability and main interconnections. (4 hours, weeks No.2&3)

  1. Kinds of Building material structures. Structures investigation levels: microstructure, macrostructure. Material structures: formless, crystalline. Polymorphic phenomena. (2 hours, week No.4)

  1. Material deformation attributes: creep, relaxation, shrinkage, maturation, thermical broaden coefficients. Elastic module, elastic and plastic deformation. Plastic deformation development in time. Relaxation, viscosity of the liquid and kind of liquid materials. (2 hours, week No.5)

  1. Determination methods of the deformation attributes.

  1. Fotogrammetry. Determination of deformation in the plane, dimensional

deformations. Advantages of the fotogrammetry if compare with others determination methods of the deformation. (4 hours, weeks No.6&7)

  1. Concrete sample preparation for the testing. Taking concrete sample. Sample manufacturing apart from construction. Sample size choice that depends on filler granule size. Sample manufacturing together with construction. Taking samples from hardened concrete construction. Cylinder piercing. Samples diameter and height choice before concrete testing. Samples package and storage before testing. (2 hours, week No.8)

  1. Building material homogeneous and heterogeneous. Heterogeneous investigation methods. Usage of mathematic statistic in heterogeneous determination. Heterogeneous investigation in concrete and ceramics. (2 hours, week No.9)

  1. Classification of indestructible methods. Acoustic methods. Ultrasound, shock wave and vibrational response. Mechanical indestructible methods: plastic deformation methods, elastic rebound methods. Other methods. (4 hours, weeks No.10&11)

  1. Usage of indestructible methods in building material technology and on the finished goods. Investigation and control. Advantages of the indestructible methods in compare with other methods. (2 hours, week No.12)

  1. Ultrasound impulse method. Waves outspreading in materials, their determination. Waves outspreading speed factors.

  2. Correlation interconnections among ultrasound outspreading speed, porosity of material, consistence and lasting. (4 hours, weeks No.13&14)

  1. Freeze hardiness investigation methods with ultrasound, fotogrammetry and other

methods (on the ceramic dale, concrete). Investigation and control of the ceramic manufactures technological parameters with the ultrasound. (4 hours, weeks No.15&16)

Literature:

  1. В.В. Дзенис. Приминение ультразвуковых преобразователей с точечным контактом для неразрушающего контроля. Рига, «Зинатне» 1987, 261 с.

  2. О.П. Мчедлов-Петросян. Химия неорганических строительных материалов. Москва, Стройиздат 1988, 2-ое изд., 304 с.

  3. Construction Materials. J.M. Illston and P.L.J. Domone. London and New York, 2001, p. 553.

Program made by professor assistant V. Zvejnieks

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

New building materials

Code BMT409

Civil engineering programs for bachelor and professional studies

Credit points — 3, set of lectures — 32, practices — 16,

control — E

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga, 2003

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Associated professor (docent): Juris Biršs, g.

Name of the course unit: MODERN BUILDING MATERIALS


Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Branch of the studies Building materials

Level of the studies Engineering program

Volume of the course unit: 3 credits.

22 hours in lectures; 1 lectures and 0,5 practical works per week

Object of the course unit

To get acquaint with the structure of modern materials, as well as to master practical usage of knowledge about material properties. Explanation of mechanical behaviour of building material structures main advantages and disadvantages in usage in structural design.

Tasks of the course unit:

• Students will be able to apply knowledge of the mechanical properties of modern materials for structural analysis and design.

• Students will be able to use Institute of Materials and Structures developed software based on subspace iteration methodology.

• Students will learn how to use analysis of technological situations.

Methods of teaching of the course unit

Lectures, labs, practical works, studies of literature and independent work.

Assessment principles to mastering of the course unit

Tests. Practical work related with analytical solution comparison with testing results, examination.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources, participation in discussions and debates, solution and the defense of practical and laboratory works.

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff. Solving of practical tasks validation of numerical results.

Planned discussions and debates: themes and contents

Reports on the accomplished individual tasks, testing discourse.

Literature.

1.Construction Materials. J.M.Illston and P.L.J.Domone. London and New York, 2001, p.553.

2.Kenneth C. Hover “Concrete materials and constructions”, 2002, by McGrow- Hill Proffessional publisher;

3. J.Biršs. “Modernie būvmateriāli”, in magazine “Māja, Dzīvoklis”, 2002., Nr.1 – Nr.12 and 2003., Nr.1 – Nr.12..

4. Dažādu firmu būvmateriālu un būvizstrādājumu tehniskā informācija

Contents of the course unit

    1. Introduction. General concepts

    1. Properties of modern building materials.

    1. Modern natural stone materials and constructions.

    1. Modern cements.

    1. Modern artificial stone materials, constructions and precast units.

      • concretes, polimerconcretes;

      • ceramics

      • glass

    1. Modern timber. Wood construction.

    1. Modern metals, steel constructions.

    1. Plastic building materials.

    1. Modern bituminous materials.

    1. Modern insulating materials.

    1. Modern acoustic materials.

    1. Finish plasters, paints and other materials.

    1. Chemical admixtures.

    1. Dry mixtures.

    1. Modern reinforcement materials.

    1. Anticrosion materials.

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Protection of Building Elements

Code BMT437

Civil engineering program for bachelor studies

Credit points — 2, lectures — 32

Control — E

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga, 2003

  1. Factors, which are initiating destruction of building materials. Action of environment pollution to building constructions: ground dampness and pollution of ground water, pollution of atmosphere and fall water, air dampness, creation of condensate on the surface of building constructions, water soluble salts. Physical properties of material’s structures. Efficacy of chemical reagents – efficacy of alkali and acids. (1.week — 2. lectures).

  1. Exigency to protect building structures during the period of construction. Notice of untoward conditions in the development period of technical project. Realization of protection arrangements in accordance with project and elimination of possible destructions during exploitation of construction in the future. (2. and 3. weeks — 4 lectures).

  1. Concept of possible destruction of building elements. Factor damage causing factors: capillary water, capillary diffusion, and moisture of absorption. Corrosion of building materials. Chemical corrosion. (4. and 5. weeks — 4 lectures).

  1. Protection arrangements again corrosion of construction maid by stone materials. Blocking of joint between stones with binder materials. Pressurizing of joints. Hidrofobization of porous materials. Protection of roof and wall construction from dampness (6. week — 2 lectures).

  1. Protection of ceramic materials again corrosion. Using of quality produced brick in the building of house elements. Effecting of raw materials and production technologies to properties of ceramic materials. Cause of efflorescence. Hidroisolation of brick masonry. Clinker brick. Mortars and plasters. Silicatisation of cement binder materials in the parts of basement. Creation of drainage system. Request for frost resistance of façade bricks. Regulations for roof tiles, oven and fireplace tiles and drainpipe made by ceramic. (7.and 8. weeks — 4 lectures).

  1. Protection of metal constructions again corrosion. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction of metals. Gal­­vanic corrosion. Corrosion of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Constructive solutions to prevent corrosion: avert of contact for galvanic reaction; creation of joints by using suitable materials; electrochemical protection. Protection of metal surface by using coatings of non-ferrous materials and paints. Requests for creation of qualitative protection coatings and painting. (9.and 10. weeks — 4 lectures).

  1. Protection of concrete and reinforced concrete against corrosion. Corrosion of portlancement and steel armature in the reinforced concrete, reasons. Jointed and monolith reinforced concrete. Activities to prevent corrosion during building period: qualitative production of concrete, checking of ingredients properties and proportions, casting quality of concrete, creation of protection layer for steel armature ect. Possibilities and manners to improve physical properties of concrete. Using of chemical admixtures. Creation of isolation systems. Creation of protection layers. Caring of construction until guarantied strength is achieved. (11., 12., 13. and 14. week — 8 lectures).

  2. Protection of wood. Absence of wood: favourable factors for evolution of fungi in the wood; damages of wood made by beetles, fire, and water. Protection activities in period of preparation of wood and building of wooden constructions: desiccation of wood, processing with antiseptics and antipirens, building process of dray and good quality wood. Constructive solution for protection of wood: dray exploitation conditions, ventilation of loft, isolation of wooden construction joints by using suitable materials, chose of materials for wall constructions, creation of isolation system and pipes (15. and 16. weeks — 4 lectures).

Literature

1. LBN 402. Dzīvojamo māju tehniskās ekspluatācijas noteikumi. R., 1993.

2. LVS EN u.c. standarti un normatīvi.

3. Žurnāli ”Māja, Dzīvoklis” (1993-2003), ”Praktiskā būvniecība” (2001-2003).

4. J. Noviks. Ģimenes māja. R., 1997.

5. J. Noviks. Jums, individuālie būvētāji. I un II daļa. R., Avots, 1988., 1989.

6. R. Karsten. Bauchemie. Handbuch fur Studiens un Praxis. 8, Karlsruhe, 1989.

7. M. Kalniņš. Praktiskās būvaizsardzības ķīmija, fizika, tehnika. R., Liesma, 1977.

Programme is created by docent Aigars Ūdris

Translated from Latvian

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

CURRICULUM IN THE STUDIES SUBJECT

ASSESSMENT OF BUILDINGS
Code BMT454

Studies Syllabus in Civil Engineering for Bachelor’s, Engineer’s degrees.

Number of credit points: 2, number of hours: 32, number of lectures: 32,

type of control: examination

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003.

Protocol No.7

1. General questions. Organizing an evaluators’ work in Latvia. International standards of

evaluation – general characterization. Evaluator and ethics. Activity of an evaluator in

evaluating property related to legal proceedings. (1st week – 2 hours).

2. The real estate market situation in Latvia during the period of changes. The situation in

office premises market, apartments and private houses market, and in that of properties

appropriate for trade and production. (2nd week – 2 hours).

3. Formation of an evaluator’s database, sources of information. Relation of Civil Code with

real estate evaluation. Effect of demand and supply in the mechanism of real estate market.

(3rd week – 2 hours).

4. The basic principles of evaluation. Market value as a basis for evaluation. Other kinds of

the basis for evaluation, different from market value. Evaluations for the needs of financial

report and additional documentation. (4th week – 2 hours).

5. The basic principles of formation of real estate market and market value, the essence of

such market, and possible conditions. Value, price, and costs. The factors influencing the

market value. Influence exerted by ownership rights upon the market value of a real estate.

(5th week – 2 hours).

6. The best way of using a real estate. The equilibrium principle in evaluation of a real estate.

Evaluation of properties intended for their investment in the fixed capital of a company.

(6th week – 2 hours).

7. Evaluation of properties for an accounting balance. Evaluation of properties for credit

guarantees – the basic guidelines. Evaluation of a property for its liquidation. Evaluation of

apartments and private dwelling houses. (7th week – 2 hours).

8. Evaluation of investments to be reimbursed to a user of property. Evaluation of land – the

basic principles. The common and different in evaluation of the non-built and built parcels

of land. Evaluation of uncompleted construction objects. (8th week – 2 hours).

9. The balanced evaluation of a real estate. The balanced value of a real estate. Instruments of

financial investments (stocks, bonds, etc.). The influence exerted by financing upon a

selling price. (9th week – 2 hours).

10. Analysis of investment projects. Value of investments. Calculation of the future value of a

property. Six-function tables, and the sphere of their use. The common and different in

evaluation of a real estate and that of business activity. (10th week – 2 hours).

11. The methods of evaluation of a real estate, their basic principles. Change of money value

with time, cash flow. The essence of the method of incomes, and the sphere of its

application. Gross, effective and net incomes. (11th week – 2 hours).

12. Calculation of costs in evaluation of a real estate by the incomes method. Reversion.

Direct capitalization. Discounting of cash flow. The rate of capitalization. The rate of

discount. (12th week – 2 hours).

13. The common and different in calculation of the rate of capitalization and that of discount.

Evaluations with a direct capitalization, and the technology of balance. The rates

characterizing profits from investments and returns from investments. Analysis of risks.

Correlation between the rate of profit and risks, and their mutual relation. The essence of

the costs method, and the sphere of its application. (13th week – 2 hours).

14. The values of renovation and replacement.Analysis and calculation of construction costs.

Losses in values. The essence of the method of comparing market data, and the sphere of

its application. Gross rent multiplicator, the sphere of its use. (14th week – 2 hours).

15. The procedure of evaluation, and execution of the report. Analysis of the documentation

necessary for evaluation. Analysis of the documentation necessary for determining the

amount of inseparable investments by a user of property. Analysis of the documentation

corroborating the ownership rights. (15th week – 2 hours).

16. Technical survey of a property. The procedure of evaluation, and execution of the report.

Conclusion of evaluation job contracts, payment, and responsibility. (16th week – 2 hours).

Literature:

1. D.Baltruma, J.Freibergs. Evaluation of Real Estate. Riga, Vieda Publishers, 1999.

2. International Standards of Evaluation. Riga, Latvian Association of Evaluators, 1998.

3. “My Property” Monthly Bulletin, “Real Estate in Latvia” Magazine.

4. K.Strēlis, V.Šeškena, I.Drēziņš. The Construction Estimates Normatives. Riga, LBS, 1999.

5. The Privatized House Owner’s/Manager’s Manual. Riga, CDzMPK, 2002.

6. Apartment Property Act, the Republic of Latvia Civil Code; www.likumi.lv

7. R.Krauze, I.Krauze. Apartment, Rent, Privatization. Riga, 1996.

The Syllabus is compiled by Senior Lecturer Aigars Ūdris.

RTU Faculty of Civil Engineering

Institute of Materials and Structures

Division of the Building Materials and Building Wares

Study subject program

Tehnology design

Code BMT463

Civil engineering programs for bachelor and professional studies

Credit points — 4, set of lectures — 64, controlI, E

Approved at Materials and Constructions Institute’s session in April 16, 2003. Protocol No.7

Riga , 2003.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Associated professor (docent): Juris Biršs, g.

Name of the course unit: TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN


Curriculum Civil Engineering

Profile of the studies Civil Engineering

Branch of the studies Building materials

Level of the studies Engineering program

Volume of the course unit: 4 credits.

64 hours in total; 1 lectures and 1,5 practical works per week

Object of the course unit

To get acquaint with the technology, as well as to master practical usage of knowledge about technological proceses and properties. Explanation of behaviour of technology situations and design, structures main advantages and disadvantages in usage in structural design.

Tasks of the course unit:

• Students will be able to apply knowledge of the technology properties of designe situations for structural analysis and design.

• Students will be able to use Institute of Materials and Structures developed software based on subspace iteration methodology.

• Students will learn how to use analysis of technological situations.

Methods of teaching of the course unit

Lectures, labs, practical works, studies of literature and independent work.

Assessment principles to mastering of the course unit

Tests. Practical work related with analytical solution comparison with testing results, examination.

Requirements to mastering of the course unit

Mastering of theoretical material furnished in lectures and literature sources, participation in discussions and debates, solution and the defense of practical and laboratory works.

Requirements to the students preparing for regular studies

Studies of summaries of the lectures and information sources recommended by the teaching staff. Solving of practical tasks validation of numerical results.

Planned discussions and debates: themes and contents

Reports on the accomplished individual tasks, testing discourse.

Literature. 1) LBN 202-01 “Būvprojekta saturs un noformēšana”. 14.08.2001. MK not. Nr. 370.

2) LBN 405-01 “Būvju tehniskā apsekošana”. 16.10.2001. MK not. Nr. 444.

3) LBN 004-01 “Projektēšanas pamatprincipi”.

4) Betona un dzelzsbetona konstrukciju projektēšanas normas”. MK not. Nr. 451.

Contents of the course unit

    1. Technological education.

(Week 1, - 2 hours)

    1. Technological studies (construction technology, communications technology, technological design, manufacturing technology, transportation technology).

(Week 2; 3, - 4 hours)

    1. Design principles (architectural design, industrial design, engineering).

(Week 4; 5, - 4 hours)

    1. Technological design principles and tasks.

(Week 6; 7, - 4 hours)

    1. Constructions and their elements.

(Week 8; 9, - 4 hours)

    1. Design documentation and project management.

(Week 10; 11, - 4 hours)

    1. Project preparation processes. Selection of industrial methods.

Comparing factors and version analysis. Technological schemes and work on them.

(Week 12; 14, - 6 hours)

    1. Tehnological maps.

(Week 15; 16, - 4 hours)

    1. Technological calculations.

(Week 17; 18, - 4 hours)

    1. Technological process calculation.

(Week 19; 20, - 4 hours)

    1. bstandart equipments Substandart equipments and communications. Selection of optimal equipment.

(Week 21; 22, - 4 hours)

    1. Technological design documentation. Tehnical and economic study of the project.

(Week 23; 24, - 4 hours)

13. Modular systems, elements and blocks. Sanitation norms and requirements in design, environmental impacts. Safety problems in project. (Week 25; 26, - 4 hours)

    1. Computer designing technology and using of computer programs for designing.

(Week 27; 28, - 4 hours)

    1. Visit to industrial manifacture and their tehnological analysis.

(Week 29;30, - 4 hours)

Recomendations. Practice work fulfilment.

Riga Technical University

Engineering Economics Faculty

Professor Group of Building Business Economics

Approved

by the Professor group meeting…………..1999

Assoc.pr.A.Zvejnieks

IBO 407 Subject

Curriculum of Management of Building Production

Responsible for the subject: Svetlana Fjodorova, Dr.oec.docente

Studies profile: Economics

Curriculum Business and Supervision

Form of studies: Academic program

Level of studies: Economics

Volume of the subject: 2KP 32 hours, subdivided:

16 hours – lectures,

practical training, 16

hours – laboratory work

Form of control: test

The goal of the subject: provide knowledge of the system of management in the field of building, of management functions and decision making in building firms.

Tasks of the subject: teach efficient management of building firms.

Nr Theme Amount of hours

-------------------------------------------------

Lectures Pract.train. Lab work

1. Practical basic questions of management in 4 4

building production.

Management system and its basic elements.

Management functions (planning, organization,

Motivation, control)

2.Managers and his/her role in building company 3 3

management. Methods of manager’s building

activity preparation.

Basic functions of a manager. Personal and business

Characteristics of a manager. Ability to guide a team.

3.Duties of staff in the building company. Choice of 3 3

the staff and guidance. Criteria of personnel management.

Personnel duties and functions. Basic demands of a

Manager.

4. Communication and decision making in building companies. 3 3

Preparation and conduction of business talks.

Arrangement and guidance of business meetings.

Inner and outer environment of building organization.

Decision making on management.

5. Leader and leadership. Styles of management, its 3 3

formation and effectiveness. Situation of management

conflict, change and stress.

Total: 16 16

List of literature:

Bērziņš E. Uzņēmumu vadīšanas pamati. R. RTU 1993.

Praude V., Beļčikovs I. Vadīšanas pamati. Rīga Zvaigzne 1988.

Gulbis G., Liepiņš L, Nešpors V., Saulītis J. Menedžeris Rīga A/S "Lats" 1990.

Graudiņš V., Fjodorova S. Ievads menedžmentā. R. RTU 1993. 38 Ipp.

Fjodorova S., Graudiņš V., Golubcova V. Menedžmenta pamati. Testēšanas teorija un

prakse. R. RTU 1994.

Fjodorova S., Graudiņš V., Golubcova V. Menedžmenta būtība. R. RTU 1993.

Belindževa-Korkla O. Uzņēmējdarbība būvniecībā R. RTU 1996. 202 Ipp.

Praude V., Beļčikovs I. Menedžments. Teorija un prakse. Rīga Vaidelote 1996.

Fjodorova S., Jevinga I. Projektu vadība. R. RTU 1998.

Riga Technical University

Engineering Economics Faculty

Professor Group of Building Business Economics

Approved

by the Professor group meeting…………..1999

Assoc.pr.A.Zvejnieks

IBO 410 Subject

Building marketing

Total amount of contact hours: 32, including 16 lectures, 16 seminars.

Form of control: written examination.

Credit point amount: 2

The course curriculum compiled by: Dr.oec.assoc.prof. Ineta Geipele

The goal of the course: to teach to consider existing and potential problems connected to marketing problems in the field of building, as well as to analyze cause and effect and while examining the problems to define strategic and tactical solutions of the activities independently.

Theme Amount of hours

----------------------------------------------

Total Theoretical Practical

Introduction 6 3 3

  • History of marketing development.

  • The role of marketing in company

management today.

  • Concepts of marketing development

  • Marketing and its strategies.

  • Marketing environment: market.

  • Necessity, wishes, demands.

  • Products (goods, service, ideas).

Strategic planning of marketing in building 4 2 2

  • process of strategic planning

  • Models of portfolio in strategic planning

  • Strategy of growth

Market analyses, trends and competitors analyses. 4 2 2

  • Marketing information and system of research.

  • Process of market research

  • Competitors revealing – factors for segment

attraction determination.

Segmentation and choice of market goal.

  • Total potential market

  • Levels of segmentation

  • Process of segmentation

Product differentiation and positioning 4 2 2

In building

  • Product and its 5 levels

  • Advantages of competitors

  • Product differentiation: goods, service and

personnel differentiation.

  • Concept of positioning, its development

Product life cycle strategy 3 2 1

  • Concept of product life cycle

  • Product life cycle model and Boston matrix

Characteristics of price fixing in building 4 2 2

  • Difference between price fixing in theory and practice

  • Goals of price fixing, methods and strategy.

  • Reaction on change of price.

Distribution strategy 3 1 2

  • Functions and flow of distribution channels

  • Levels of distribution channels

  • Vertical and horizontal integration

Characteristics of market communication in building 4 2 2

  • Communication process

  • Advertisement

  • Sale realization

  • Influence of society

Total: 32 16 16

List of literature

  1. Beļčikovs J., Praude V. Mārketings/2.pārstr.izd. - Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2000.

  2. Mārketinga pamati.- Rīga: Jumava, 2002.

  3. Malcom H.B. McDonald. Marketing Plans. - London: Heimaim Ltd

  4. Kotler Ph. Marketing: e. Einf./Ph. Kotler; G. Armstrong. Aus d. Amerikan. übers. von Peter Linnert. - Wien Service, Fachverl. an d. Wirtschaftsuniv., 2000.

  5. Weis, Hans Christian Marketing/von Hans Christian Weis,- (Rhein):Kiel, 1993.

  6. Маркетинг в строительстве / Под ред. И.С.Степанова., В.Я.Шайтанова. – Москва Юрайт – М, 2001.

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Socioloģijas un pedagoģijas katedra

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: General Sociology

Code: HSP 377

Lecturer: Gunars Ozolzīle

Dr.soc., associate professor

Curriculum: all programs of RTU Bachelor studies

Field of Studies: academic studies

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 credits, 32 hours – 16 h lectures, 16 h practical classes

Aim of the course: the course of study “ General Sociology” is a logical continuation and addition to the fragmentary knowledge in social sciences acquired at secondary educational establishments. Mastering of the subject will help students to understand the mechanism of human social behaviour and social relation better.

Objectives of the course:

Knowledge – 1.To initiate students into the regularities and major problems concerning the functioning of society asa socio-cultural system. 2. Withen the frameworks of the course special attention is paid to social structure, social inequality, functioning of social institutions, social processes and changes in the society. The material to be mastered is discussed within the context of the history of sociology and the main sociological theories . At the end of the course students are initiated into the methodology, methods and technique of specific sociological studies.

Skills – The subject is supposed to help students develop their skills when analyzing and understanding the social processes occuring in a society.must develop the students’ skill to analyze and understand the political processes occurring in the society better and more competently.

List of literature:

1.Cilvēks un dzīve socioloģijas skatījumā. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996.

2.Laķis P. Socioloģija. Ievads socioloģijā. R.:Zvaigzne ABC, 2002.

3..Mūrnieks E.Vispārējā socioloģija.1,2.dala. R.: RTU, 1993.

4.Mūrnieks E. Sabiedrības sociāli ekonomiskā stratifikācija.(Lekciju materiāli “Vispārējās socioloģijas” kursā). R.: RTU, 2000.

5.Ozolzīle G. Socioloģija. Mācību līdzeklis. R.: LPA,1998.

6.Socioloģijas skaidrojošā vārdnīca. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1997.

7.Socioloģisko pētījumu metodoloģija, metodika un tehnika. R.: Avots, 1981.

Supplementary literature

1.Eriksons E.Identitāte: jaunība un krīze.R.: Jumava, 1998.

2.Gidenss E. Sabiedrības veidošanās. R.: AGB, 1999.

3.Gīrcs K. Kultūru interpretācija. R.: AGB, 1998.

4.Gofmanis E. Sevis izrādīšana ikdienas dzīvē. R.: Madris, 2001.

5.Karpova A.Personība.Teorijas un to radītāji. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1988.

6.Lācis V. Etniskie konflikti Austrumeiropas tautu vēsture. R.: Vieda, 2000.

7.Omārova S. Cilvēks dzivo grupā. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996.

8.Piažē Ž. Bērna intelektuālā attīstība. R.: Pētergailis, 2002.

9.Rotčailds Dž. Etnopolitika: konceptuālās aprises. R.: AGB, 1999.

10.Sabiedrības pārmaiņas Latvijā. R.: Jumava, 1998.

11.Smits E. Nacionālā identitāte.R.: AGB, 1997.

12.Vēbers E.Latvijas valsts un etniskās attiecības. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1997.

13.Giddens A.Sociology.Oxford,1989.

14.Korte H.,Schäfers B.(Hrsg.)Einfürung in Hauptbegriffe der Soziologie. Opladen, 1993.

15.Smelser N. Sociology. New-Jersey, 1988.

Methods of teaching: lectures, practical classes and independent work.

Assessment: A credit test . The level of knowledge is tested in a written form, evaluating understanding of the basic concepts as well as taking into accoutnt the students’ activity during practical class discussions..

Requirements for mastering the subject: attendance of lectures, participation in practical classes.

Descriptive analysis of the course: the subject is taught in context with other socio-humanitarian subjects.

Requirments for students: mastering of the material rendered at lectures in order to participate in practical classes actively and productively.

Planned discussions: 1. Introductory lecture of the course: the place and role of socio-humanitarian subjects in technical education; 2. The place un role of sociology asa science in the life of a society and an individual; 3. Social processes and changes in modern society.

Content of the course:

  1. The subject of sociology. (2h)

  2. Sociological theories. (4h)

  3. Culture. (2h)

  4. Social structure. (2h)

  5. Socialization.(2h)

  6. Social groups and organizations.(2h)

  7. Deviant behaviour and social control.(2h)

  8. Social stratification.(2h)

  9. Ethnic and racial inequality. (2h)

  10. Sexual inequality (2h)

  11. Jamily. (2h)

  12. Religion. (2h)

  13. Development and future of modern societies (2h)

  14. Planning of sociological studies and data compiling. (2h)

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Socioloģijas un pedagoģijas katedra

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Sociology of management

Code: HSP 375

Status of the subject: optional subject (of limited choice) in social humanities

Lecturer: Ronalds Taraškevičs

Dr.sc.oec., associate professor

Curriculum: all RTU Bachelor curricula

Field of Studies: academic studies

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 credits, 32 hours – 16 h lectures, 16 h practical classes

Aim of the course: to give basic knowledge concerning the social aspects of management (incl.production), as well as understanding about the management of social processes.

Objectives of the course: to develop understanding about the place of workers in a system of social relations; to understand the functioning of an enterprise as a social system; to understand the social conditions which determine the efficiency of work and its organization..

List of literature:

  1. R.Taraškevičs. Ievads vadības socioloģijā (lekciju konspekts). – Rīga: 1993.

  2. E.Mūrnieks. Vispārējā socioloģija 1 un 2 daļa (lekciju konspekts).- Rīga: 1992.

  3. G.Ozolzīle. Socioloģija. Rīga: 1998.

Methods of teaching: lectures, practical classes, independent work.

Assessment: A credit test . The level of knowledge is tested in a written form.

Requirements for mastering the subject: regular attendance of lectures; mastering of the material rendered at the lectures of by studying the literature independently.

Descriptive analysis of the course: the subject is taught in context with other socio-humanitarian subjects and those of the economic cycle.

Requirments for students: acquirement of the material rendered before coming to practical classes.

Planned discussions: Social aspects of the human factor in a manufacturing body.

Content of the course: Sociology of management. Basic methods used for sociological research. An employee in a system of social relations. Marketing and its social aspects. Manufacturing enterprise as a social system. Social aspects of the human factor in a manufacturing enterprise.Management of social processes. Social aspects of work and management. Efficiency of labour as determined by social conditions.

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Socioloģijas un pedagoģijas katedra

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Political science

Code: HSP 378

Lecturer: Gunars Ozolzīle

Dr.soc., associate professor

Curriculum: all programs of RTU Bachelor studies

Field of Studies: academic studies

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 credits, 32 hours – 16 h lectures, 16 h practical classes

Aim of the course: the course of study “Political science” is a logical continuation and addition to the fragmentary knowledge in social sciences acquired at secondary educational establishments. Mastering of the subject will favour the political socialization of young people thees leading to the development of a civil society in our country. As a result of attending the course students are supposed to gain an idea about regularities governing the functioning of society structures and institutes of political system, as well as some aspects of international relations. Many issues must be looked at in the context of formation a democratic society in Latvia.

Objectives of the course:

Knowledge – 1.To initiate students into the regularities and major problems concerning the structure of political system and realization of political power. 2. To give knowledge about the main issues concerning political philosophy, political theory and international relations.

Skills – The subject must develop the students’ skill to analyze and understand the political processes occurring in the society better and more competently.

List of literature:

1.Ašmanis A. Cilvēks politikā.- R.: LRIM, 1992.

2.Augstkalns U. Latvija eiroantlantiskajā ceļā.- R., RTU, 1998.

3.Apals G. u.c. Politika Latvijā.- R., Rasa ABC, 1999.

4.Bāra D. Politikas zinātnes priekšmets.- R.: LU, 1991.

5.Demokrātijas pamati.- R.: Zinātne, 1993.

6.Ievads politikā. Mācību līdzeklis.- R.: Zvaigzne ABC , 1998.

7.Ievads politoloģijā. Lekciju kurss.-R.: RTU, 1992.

8.Ikstens J. Politikas pamati. R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 2001.

9.Ozolzīle G. Demokkrātija: teorija un prakse. Lekciju konspekti.- R.: RTU, 1998.

10.Politiskās zinātnes vēsture: M.Vēbers Legitīmās kundzības trīs tīrie tipi.- R.: RTU, 1991.

11.Politiskās idedoloģijas.Lekciju konspekti.-R.: RTU, 1991.

12.Rodins M. Politoloģija. Ievads salīdzināmajā politikā.- R., Zvaigzne ABC, 2000.

13.Vara un valsts.Metodiskie materiāli politoloģijas kursā.-R.: RTU,1990.

Supplementary literature

1.Ārente H. Totalitārisma izcelsme.-R.: Elpa, 2000.

2.Berlins J. Četras esejas par brīvību.-R.: Sprīdītis, 2000.

3.Cipeliuss R.Vispārējā mācība par valsti.-R.: AGB, 1988.

4.Laķis P. Vara un sabiedrība. Varas maiņa Latvijā 80.- 90. gadu mijā.- R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1997.

5.Mūsdienu politiskā filosofija.Hrestomātija.-R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.

6.Raiko R.Klasiskais liberālisms XX gadsimtā.-Rīga,1991.

7.Razs Dž. Brīvības morāle.-R.: Madris, 2001.

8.Lipset S.Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics.-NewYork,1963.

9.Dahl R.Polyarchy.Participation and Opposition.- NewHaven/London,1971.

10.Lijphart A.Democracy in Plural Societies.-NewHaven/London,1977.

11.Almond G.A.,Verba S.The Civic Culture.-Princeton,1963.

12.Held D.(Eds.)Political Theorie Today.-Standford,1991.

13.Held D.Models of Democracy.-Cambridge/Oxford,1987.

14.Sartori G.Demokratietheorie.-Darmstadt,1997.

15.Beyme K.Die politischen Theorien der Gegenwart.-Opladen,1992.

Methods of teaching: lectures, practical classes and independent work.

Assessment: A credit test . The level of knowledge is tested in a written form, evaluating the understanding of most important concepts.

Requirements for mastering the subject: class attendance, participation in practical classes.

Descriptive analysis of the course: the subject is taught in context with other socio-humanitarian subjects.

Requirments for students: mastering of the material rendered before the practical classes.

Planned discussions: 1. Introductory discussion of the course: the place and role of socio-humanitarian subjects in technical education; 2. Political science and practical politics; 3. Regularities governing the formation of democratic political systems and problems in Latvia.

Content of the course:

  1. The subject of political science. (2h)

  2. Power and the problem of legitimacy of power. (2h)

  3. The main problems of political philosophy. (2h)

  4. Political theory. (2h)

  5. Structure of a political system and regularities of its functioning.(2h)

  6. Democratic government systems.(2h)

  7. Politics and ideology.(2h)

  8. Political parties and interest groups.(2h)

  9. Election systems and theories explaining electoral behaviour. (2h)

  10. Power and political culture (2h)

  11. Democracy and democratic political regimes. (2h)

  12. Undemocratic political regimes. (2h)

  13. Essence and basic problem of international relations (2h)

  14. The European Union: regularities and problems of development. (2h)

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Filozofijas profesora grupa

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Business Etuquette

Code: HFL 330

Lecturer: Andris Zvejnieks

Dr.phil., assistant professor

Curriculum:

Study profiles:

Field of Studies: academic, professional

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 KP, 32 hours

Aim of the course: to give knowledge and understanding about the established standards of behaviour that people must keep to when being in mutual contacts.

Objectives of the course: to master general, professional and practical standarts of behaviour. To understand the regulating and aestheticizing role of different standarts of etiquette. To be able to evaluate the suitability of practical standards of behaviour for a specific situation . To gain an idea about the peculiarities of etiquette in different national cultures. To master practical skills of keeping to the etiquette.

List of literature: Kincāns V. Etiķete sadzīvē, lietišķajos kontaktos, starptautiskajās attiecībās. Rīga, 2000.; Hindls T. Prasme uzstāties. – Rīga, 2000.; Toisene Ģ. Kā jāuzvedas darba vietā. Rīga, 1996.; Zvejnieks A. Sociālā realitāte un tikumiskā kultūra mūsdienu Latvijā // Sabiedrība un kultūra. 4.rakstu krājums. Liepāja LPA, 2002.; Lejniece Z. Pedagoga ārējā tēla veidošanas problēmas mūsdienu augstskolā // RTU Zinātniskie raksti. Sērija 8. Humanitārās un sociālās zinātnes. Sējums 1., Rīga, RTU, 2002; Lejniece Z. Lietišķā etiķete. Lekciju konspekts. 2000. Pieejams pavairošanai RTU bibliotekā.

Methods of teaching: lectures, practical work (in small groups analysing situations and making up models of behaviour).Tests are used to control the mastering of the subject.

Assessment: A credit test (checking of theoretical knowledge in the form of a test; additional points are given for a) work in small groups, b) regular tests)..

Requirements for mastering the subject: mastering of the given theoretical material, keeping to the etiquette in practice, participation in group work.

Requirments for students: learning from the notes of the lectures and studying the sources indicated by the lecturer..

Calendar plan.

Lectures.

1st and 3rd weeks. Communication and etiquette. The essence of etiquette, its kinds and functions. Practical etiquette, greetings, acquaintance, forms of address.

5th week. Behaviour at work. Skill at talking and listening.Telephone conversations.

7th week. Clothes and their kinds. Colours and their psycho-physiological effect and symbolism.

9th and 11th weeks. Organization of official and practical meetings.Business talks. Holding receptions.

13th and 15th weeks. Ethics and etiquette of business contacts. Visiting cards and their use. Presents and flowers. Peculiarities of etiguette in different national cultures.

Practical work.

2nd and 4th weeks. Mastering the skills of practical etiquette. Situation analysis, models of behaviour and scenarios and discussions about them.

6th and 8th weeks. Development of conversational and listening skills.Perfection of the etiquette skills used in telephone conversations. Choice of clothes for specific work setting and situation.

10th and 12th weeks. Elaboration of scenarios for official and business talks and receptions.

14th week. Mastering the skill of writing and using visiting cards. Choice of presents.

16th week. Student optin poll about the quality of the subject. A credit test.

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Filozofijas profesora grupa

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Models of Social development

Code: HFL 118

Lecturers: Andris Zvejnieks Dr.phil., assistant professor

Ella Buceniece Dr.phil., assoc.professor

Curriculum:

Study profiles:

Field of Studies: academic, professional

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 credits, 32 hours

Aim of the course: to develop understanding about the general conditions of human social activities: social processes and their tendencies, society and its models..

Objectives of the course: to acquire the aggregate of knowledge and concepts about society and social processes. To understand the role of different kinds of knowledge (informatively functional, humanitarian creative etc.), their role, value and meaning in a society and self-realization of an individual. To understand the relationship between functioning and development of the modern society. To be able to evaluate the role and meaning of engineering and technological changes in social and cultural processes. To get a global point of view of social processes in Latvia. To be able to motivate the choice of a profession in connection with the social development tendencies and formation of self-identity.

List of literature: Buceniece E . Saprāts nav ilūzija ( Rietumu filozofija modernisma situācijā). R.,Pētergailis, 1999.; Zvejnieks A. Sabiedrība un tās izziņa. Lekciju konspekts. R..RTU, 1999., Zvejnieks A. Sociālās attīstības modeļi. Lekciju konspekts. 2003.; Cilvēks un dzīve socioloģijas skatījumā. R.,1994.; Gidenss E. Sabiedrības veidošanās. R..AGB, 1999.; Mūsdienu politiskā filozofija. Hrestomātija. R, Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.; Buceniece E. Teleoloģijas modernās interpretācijas: E.Huserls, N. Hartmanis, V.Rozanovs, P.Rikērs, K. Vojtila. - Grām.: Mūžīgais un laicīgais. R., 1995.; Zvejnieks A. Ieskats futuroloģijas vēsturē.,Grām.: Cilvēks. Izglītība. Kultūra. R.,1997.

Methods of teaching: lectures, seminars (work in groups by analysing situations and problems, discussions), tests to control the level of mastering the subject.

Assessment: A credit test (checking of theoretical knowledge in the form of a test; additional points can be received for a) work in a group by analysing situations, b) participation in discussions, c) regular tests).

Requirements for mastering the subject: mastering of the theoretical knowledge gained at lectures and the skills acquired when analysing social processes; participation in discussions and work in groups.

Requirments for students: learning from the notes of the lectures and the literature indicated by the lecturer.

Planned discussions: troductory lecture: the place and role of socio-humanitarian subjects in technical education; 2. Prospects of Latvia in globalization context.

Calendar plan.

Lectures.

1st and 3rd weeks. Introduction. The aim of the subject, its program, literature, basic demands, assessment. Understaning about society as reflected in the history of philosophy and sociology. Conditions of social life: people, nature, economics, culture. Peculiarities of society studies. Objectivity, subjectivity and understandinh of humanitarian and social studies.

5th and 7th weeks. Social changes, social process, development, progress, regress. The role of engineering and technology in social and cultural processes. Time factor in development. Role of traditions and innovations in development. Theories of social changes. Globalization – a characteristic feature in the development of a society at the beginning of the 21st century.

9th and 11th week. Peculiarities of modelling society. Utopian models of a society. Models of a society in its historic development and different historic schemes. Traditional, industrial, post-industrial society. Regional models of a society. Futurology and modelling of the future society, prospects of social processes.

13th and 15th weeks. Prospects for the develoment of Latvian society. Collapse of socialist system – its causes and course. Alternatives of development of Latvia. Specific character of Latvia in the transition period. Changes in economic and social sphere. Democracy and its development in today’s Latvia. Assessment of achievements in Latvia and its participation in the EU.

13th and 15th weeks. Ethics and etiquette of business contacts. Visiting cards and their use. Presents and flowers. Peculiarities of etiguette in different national cultures.

Seminars

2nd week. Discussion about the necessity for humanitarian and social subjects at a technical higher school. Methodological hints for mastering the subject ‘Models of Social Development’. Individual and group work. Checking of preliminary knowledge. The viewpoint of social philosophy about society.

4th week. Individual, society, history.

6th week. Peculiarities of study and understanding about society.

8th week. Social changes and development.

10th week. Tendencies and prospects for the development of modern civilization.

12th week. Models of society.

14th week. Future prospects for the society of Latvia and its place in the EU. Discussions about Latvia’s prospects in the context of globalization.

16th week. Student opinion poll about the quality of the subject. A credit test.

RTU Humanitārais institūts

Filozofijas profesora grupa

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE UNIT

Title of the course: Models of Social development

Code: HFL 118

Lecturers: Andris Zvejnieks Dr.phil., assistant professor

Ella Buceniece Dr.phil., assoc.professor

Curriculum:

Study profiles:

Field of Studies: academic, professional

Level of studies: Bachelor studies

Credit value: 2 credits, 32 hours

Aim of the course: to develop understanding about the general conditions of human social activities: social processes and their tendencies, society and its models..

Objectives of the course: to acquire the aggregate of knowledge and concepts about society and social processes. To understand the role of different kinds of knowledge (informatively functional, humanitarian creative etc.), their role, value and meaning in a society and self-realization of an individual. To understand the relationship between functioning and development of the modern society. To be able to evaluate the role and meaning of engineering and technological changes in social and cultural processes. To get a global point of view of social processes in Latvia. To be able to motivate the choice of a profession in connection with the social development tendencies and formation of self-identity.

List of literature: Buceniece E . Saprāts nav ilūzija ( Rietumu filozofija modernisma situācijā). R.,Pētergailis, 1999.; Zvejnieks A. Sabiedrība un tās izziņa. Lekciju konspekts. R..RTU, 1999., Zvejnieks A. Sociālās attīstības modeļi. Lekciju konspekts. 2003.; Cilvēks un dzīve socioloģijas skatījumā. R.,1994.; Gidenss E. Sabiedrības veidošanās. R..AGB, 1999.; Mūsdienu politiskā filozofija. Hrestomātija. R, Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.; Buceniece E. Teleoloģijas modernās interpretācijas: E.Huserls, N. Hartmanis, V.Rozanovs, P.Rikērs, K. Vojtila. - Grām.: Mūžīgais un laicīgais. R., 1995.; Zvejnieks A. Ieskats futuroloģijas vēsturē.,Grām.: Cilvēks. Izglītība. Kultūra. R.,1997.

Methods of teaching: lectures, seminars (work in groups by analysing situations and problems, discussions), tests to control the level of mastering the subject.

Assessment: A credit test (checking of theoretical knowledge in the form of a test; additional points can be received for a) work in a group by analysing situations, b) participation in discussions, c) regular tests).

Requirements for mastering the subject: mastering of the theoretical knowledge gained at lectures and the skills acquired when analysing social processes; participation in discussions and work in groups.

Requirments for students: learning from the notes of the lectures and the literature indicated by the lecturer.

Planned discussions: troductory lecture: the place and role of socio-humanitarian subjects in technical education; 2. Prospects of Latvia in globalization context.

Calendar plan.

Lectures.

1st and 3rd weeks. Introduction. The aim of the subject, its program, literature, basic demands, assessment. Understaning about society as reflected in the history of philosophy and sociology. Conditions of social life: people, nature, economics, culture. Peculiarities of society studies. Objectivity, subjectivity and understandinh of humanitarian and social studies.

5th and 7th weeks. Social changes, social process, development, progress, regress. The role of engineering and technology in social and cultural processes. Time factor in development. Role of traditions and innovations in development. Theories of social changes. Globalization – a characteristic feature in the development of a society at the beginning of the 21st century.

9th and 11th week. Peculiarities of modelling society. Utopian models of a society. Models of a society in its historic development and different historic schemes. Traditional, industrial, post-industrial society. Regional models of a society. Futurology and modelling of the future society, prospects of social processes.

13th and 15th weeks. Prospects for the develoment of Latvian society. Collapse of socialist system – its causes and course. Alternatives of development of Latvia. Specific character of Latvia in the transition period. Changes in economic and social sphere. Democracy and its development in today’s Latvia. Assessment of achievements in Latvia and its participation in the EU.

13th and 15th weeks. Ethics and etiquette of business contacts. Visiting cards and their use. Presents and flowers. Peculiarities of etiguette in different national cultures.

Seminars

2nd week. Discussion about the necessity for humanitarian and social subjects at a technical higher school. Methodological hints for mastering the subject ‘Models of Social Development’. Individual and group work. Checking of preliminary knowledge. The viewpoint of social philosophy about society.

4th week. Individual, society, history.

6th week. Peculiarities of study and understanding about society.

8th week. Social changes and development.

10th week. Tendencies and prospects for the development of modern civilization.

12th week. Models of society.

14th week. Future prospects for the society of Latvia and its place in the EU. Discussions about Latvia’s prospects in the context of globalization.

16th week. Student opinion poll about the quality of the subject. A credit test.

Academic staff: assoc. prof. Larisa Ilyinska, lecturer G. Čākure

Study subject: English VIA 158

Study program: Building Construction

Study profile: Building Construction

Kind of studies: Professional studies

Study level: Professional Bachelor studies

Study field: Building Construction, Transport Construction

Credits: 2

The aim of the study subject: acquiring creative reading skills by working with a professional text and mastering the fundamentals of relevant conversation.

Tasks of the study subject: 1) to master methods of working with a technical text and dictionary; 2) develop conversational skills, the students expressing their point of view in monologues and short dialogues; 3) master the grammar constructions characteristic of technical literature and needed to understand a text; 4) master the professional vocabulary.

Study books and recommended literature: Journals: Building Products (UK), Concrete, The Journal of Concrete Society (UK).

Teaching method: practical classes including frontal, group, individual and independent work.

Evaluation system: credit tests and an examination. The students creative skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening are evaluated. During the semester the students take two tests based on the acquired material, at the end of a semester they take a credit test, but at the end of the course sit for an examination.

Requirements for mastering the subject: regular attendance of classes, fulfillment of oral and written tasks.

Description and analysis of situations at classes: students answer questions of different difficulty level, work in groups and fulfill communicative tasks, learn to comment on tables and diagrams, express their opinions on the relevant subject in the form of monologues and dialogues.

Requirements for students for regular classes: students should regularly prepare for their classes by fulfilling varied tasks and exercises to master the vocabulary – grammar material.

The subject of planned discussions and talks: opportunities offered by Professional Education and the student’s chosen special field.

List of literature:

  1. G. Čākure, K. Kauliņš, L. Maizīte. English for Technical Colleges, Riga, 1990.

  2. R. Murphy English Grammar in Use (Intermediate level with answers), Cambridge University Press, 1997.

  3. K. Kauliņš, T. Timermane “A Concise Handbook of English Grammar”, Riga, 1989.

  4. Бурлак, „Учебник английского языка”, M., 1982.

  5. English – Latvian – Russian dictionary in Building Construction, Parts 1, 2, Riga, 1992.

Academic staff: assoc. prof. Larisa Ilyinska, lecturer G. Čākure

Study subject: English HVD 212

Study program: Building Construction

Study profile: Building Construction

Kind of studies: Professional studies

Study level: Professional Bachelor studies

Study field: Building Construction, Transport Construction

Credits: 2

The aim of the study subject: acquiring creative reading skills by working with a professional text and mastering the fundamentals of relevant conversation.

Tasks of the study subject: 1) to master methods of working with a technical text and dictionary; 2) develop conversational skills, the students expressing their point of view in monologues and short dialogues; 3) master the grammar constructions characteristic of technical literature and needed to understand a text; 4) master the professional vocabulary.

Study books and recommended literature: Journals: Building Products (UK), Concrete, The Journal of Concrete Society (UK).

Teaching method: practical classes including frontal, group, individual and independent work.

Evaluation system: credit tests and an examination. The students creative skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening are evaluated. During the semester the students take two tests based on the acquired material, at the end of a semester they take a credit test, but at the end of the course sit for an examination.

Requirements for mastering the subject: regular attendance of classes, fulfillment of oral and written tasks.

Description and analysis of situations at classes: students answer questions of different difficulty level, work in groups and fulfill communicative tasks, learn to comment on tables and diagrams, express their opinions on the relevant subject in the form of monologues and dialogues.

Requirements for students for regular classes: students should regularly prepare for their classes by fulfilling varied tasks and exercises to master the vocabulary – grammar material.

The subject of planned discussions and talks: opportunities offered by Professional Education and the student’s chosen special field.

List of literature:

  1. Concrete Making, Riga, 1989.

  2. Roads and Bridges, Riga, 1988.

  3. Bridges, Riga, 1992.

  4. G. Čākure, K. Kauliņš, L. Maizīte. English for Technical Colleges, Riga, 1990.

  5. R. Murphy English Grammar in Use (Intermediate level with answers), Cambridge University Press, 1997.

  6. K. Kauliņš, T. Timermane “A Concise Handbook of English Grammar”, Riga, 1989.

  7. English – Latvian – Russian dictionary in Building Construction, Parts 1, 2, Riga, 1992.

Academic staff: mag. paed. I.Siliņa I. Studente

Study subject: German VIV 159

Study program: Building Construction

Study profile: Building Construction

Kind of studies: Professional studies

Study level: Professional Bachelor studies

Study field: Building Construction, Transport Construction

Credits: 2

The aim of the study subject: acquiring creative reading skills by working with a professional text and mastering the fundamentals of relevant conversation.

Tasks of the study subject: 1) to master methods of working with a technical text and dictionary; 2) develop conversational skills, the students expressing their point of view in monologues and short dialogues; 3) master the grammar constructions characteristic of technical literature and needed to understand a text; 4) master the professional vocabulary.

Study books and recommended literature:

  1. Hafele G. Althauserneuerung: Instandsetzen, Renovieren, Modernisieren. Ökobuch, 1993.

  2. Aizbalte J., Apine M., Kumsāre P., Handbuch der deutschen Grammatik für technische Hochshulen.- Rīga, 1984.

  3. Eihheim H., Storch G. Mit Erfolg zum Zertifikat. Klett Verlog, 1993.

  4. Periodikas materiāli (“Deutsche Bauzeitung” , “Bauzeitung” u.c.).

Teaching method: practical classes including frontal, group, individual and independent work.

Evaluation system: credit tests and an examination. The students creative skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening are evaluated. During the semester the students take two tests based on the acquired material, at the end of a semester they take a credit test, but at the end of the course sit for an examination.

Requirements for mastering the subject: regular attendance of classes, fulfillment of oral and written tasks.

Description and analysis of situations at classes: students answer questions of different difficulty level, work in groups and fulfill communicative tasks, learn to comment on tables and diagrams, express their opinions on the relevant subject in the form of monologues and dialogues.

Requirements for students for regular classes: students should regularly prepare for their classes by fulfilling varied tasks and exercises to master the vocabulary – grammar material.

The subject of planned discussions and talks: opportunities offered by Professional Education and the student’s chosen special field.

List of literature:

  1. Bau- Und Ausbauarbeiten. – Rīga, 1976.

  2. Häfele G. Althauserneuerung: Instandsetzen, Renovieren, Modernisieren. Ökobuch, 1993.

  3. Kommunikative Aufgabe zum Thema “Rīga”. – Rīga, 1990.

  4. Seele H. Ausschnitte aus dem Alltag der BRD. Wohnen. – Inter nationes, 1994.

  5. Politische Zeitung. Theme Wohnen / März 1998.

  6. Wecke Rainer E. Übersichten. – Inter Nationes. 1993. (materiāli kodoskopam).

  7. Beile N. Alltag in Deutschland. Inter Nationes 1992. (audiokasetes).

  8. Forster M., Bauer H. Hörverständnisübungen für Fostgeschittene. Inter Nationes. 1996. (audiokasetes).

  9. Eihheim H., Storch G. Mit Erfolg zum Zertifikat. Klett Verlog, 1993.

  10. Periodikas materiāli (“Bauzeitung”, “Deutsche Bauzeitung” u.c.).

Academic staff: mag. paed. I.Siliņa, I. Studente

Study subject: German HVD 213

Study program: Building Construction

Study profile: Building Construction

Kind of studies: Professional studies

Study level: Professional Bachelor studies

Study field: Building Construction, Transport Construction

Credits: 2

The aim of the study subject: acquiring creative reading skills by working with a professional text and mastering the fundamentals of relevant conversation.

Tasks of the study subject: 1) to master methods of working with a technical text and dictionary; 2) develop conversational skills, the students expressing their point of view in monologues and short dialogues; 3) master the grammar constructions characteristic of technical literature and needed to understand a text; 4) master the professional vocabulary.

Study books and recommended literature:

  1. Häfele G. Althauserneuerung: Instadsedzen, Renovieren, Modernisieren. Ökobuch, 1993.

  2. Aizbalte J., Apine M., Kumsāre P., Handbuch der deutschen Grammatik für technische Hochshulen.- Rīga, 1984.

  3. Eihheim H., Storch G. Mit Erfolg zum Zertifikat. Klett Verlog, 1993.

  4. Periodikas materiāli (“Deutsche Bauzeitung” , “Bauzeitung” u.c.) kā arī praktiskā inženiera izvēlētē papildus literatūra individuālam darbam atbilstoši studiju virzienam.

Teaching method: practical classes including frontal, group, individual and independent work.

Evaluation system: credit tests and an examination. The students creative skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening are evaluated. During the semester the students take two tests based on the acquired material, at the end of a semester they take a credit test, but at the end of the course sit for an examination.

Requirements for mastering the subject: regular attendance of classes, fulfillment of oral and written tasks.

Description and analysis of situations at classes: students answer questions of different difficulty level, work in groups and fulfill communicative tasks, learn to comment on tables and diagrams, express their opinions on the relevant subject in the form of monologues and dialogues.

Requirements for students for regular classes: students should regularly prepare for their classes by fulfilling varied tasks and exercises to master the vocabulary – grammar material.

The subject of planned discussions and talks: opportunities offered by Professional Education and the student’s chosen special field.

List of literature:

  1. Tekstu krājums: Bau- und Ausbauarbeiten. – Rīga, 1976.

  2. Hafele G. Althauserneuerung: Instandsetzen, Renovieren, Modernisieren.- Ökobuch, 1993.

  3. Wohnungswesen und Städtebau // Tatsachen über Deutschland. Societäts-Verlag, 1996.

  4. Forster M., Bauer H. Hörverständnisübungen für Fostgeschittene Inter Nationes. 1996. (audiocasets).

  5. Aizbalte J., Apine M., Kumsāre P., Handbuch der deutschen Grammatik für technische Hochshulen.- Rīga, 1984.

  6. Eihheim H., Storch G. Mit Erfolg zum Zertifikat. Klett Verlog, 1993.

  7. Periodical materials (“Bauzeitung”, “Deutsche Bauzeitung” u.c.).

Teaching staff

curriculum vitae

Līga Biezā

Curriculum Vitae

Personal code 200735-10633

Date and place of birth: Julijs 20, 1935, Mārcienas pagasts, Latvia.

Permanent address: Slavu street 15 – 13.

Education: Latvian State University (1954- 1959);

Institute of Physics, Latvian Acad. of Sci. (1970-73)-

doctoral studies.

Scientific grade: Candidate of Phys. & Math (1975),

Dr. math. (1992).

Research field: Qualitative theory of differential equations.

Employment history: Assistant (1962 – 1967) at The Riga Polytechnic

Institute, Department of higher mathematics;

Senior Lecturer (1967- 1978) Department of

higher mathematics;

Assistant professor (1978-1982) Department of

higher mathematics;

Head, Department of higher mathematics (1982-

1987);

Assistant professor (1987-) at the Riga

Technical University (RPI) Depatment of higher

mathematics, Department of Engineering

mathematics.

Publications: Scientific publications – 16, 32 teaching materials.

Akadēmisko kursu programmas- 10.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1. PERSONAL DATE:

1.1. Name: Viktors Neshpors

1.2. Date of birth: February 22, 1943

1.3. Place of birth: Latvia, Daugavpils district

2. EDUCATION:

2.1. Daugavpils Railway Technical School, 1962.

2.2. Riga Technical University, Faculty of Engineering Economics, 1974.

2.3. Latvian State University, postgraduate 1980.

2.4. EU-PHARE Public Administration Reform Programme, The Course on Financial Management, Ronne, Denmark, November 1994.

3. QUALIFICATIONS

3.1. Doctor of economics (Dr. oec.)

Doctoral research theses ‘’The incentives of cost accounting of efficient utilization of manpower’’, 1984. Institute of Economic of Latvian Academic of Sciences.

3.2. Notification: Riga Technical University 1992.

4. EXPERIENCE:

4.1. 1962-1963 assistant of engine - driver

4.2. 1963-1966 serve in army

4.3. 1966-1968 forman at the Riga Carriage Plant

4.4. 1968-1974 student of the Riga Polytechnic Institute

4.5. 1974-1984 senior lecturer at the Riga Technical University

4.6. 1977-1980 postgraduate at the Latvian State University

4.7. 1984-1999 associate professor at the Riga Technical University, Chair of theory of economic

4.8. 1992-1999 vice director auditor and economic consulting firm ”Audit’’

4.9. 1999 - 2003 head of division of microeconomics, associate professor of the Riga Technical University

4.10 2003 - present head of division of microeconomics, professor of the Riga Technical University

4.11 2003 - present head of department of further education

5. LANGUAGES

Fluent in written and oral Latvian, Russian and English with dictionary, Lithuanian conversational.

6. PUBLICIONS

54 publicions (1225pages)

30th October, 2003

CURRICULUM VITAE

SANDRA GUDZUKA

Date of birth: 28.04.1958

Place of birth: Riga

Citizenship: Latvia

Identity No.: 280458-12753

Address: K.Valdemara 39-20, Riga, Lv 1010

Phone: 371-94120999, at work: 7089152

Civil status: single, 2 childrens

Education: Mg.Psychology

Diplomas, Institutions, Date:

Latvian University – Master of Psychology, 1996;

Leningrad (russia) State University – Diploma of Psychology, 1984;

Riga 49 secondary school, 1976

Professional experience:

Riga Technical University, Institute for Humanities, Assistant

professor, from 2001, courses:

Communication Psychology;

Psychology;

Organizational Psychology

Riga Technical University, Institute for Humanities, lecturer, 1992-2001

Specific experience:

Organizational Psychology – consultant, trainer

Publications: 5 articles (from 1999- 2003)

Sandra Gudzuka

CURRICULUM VITAE

1.

Family Name:

Naudzuns

2.

First Name:

Juris Rihards

3.

Date of Birth:

4th March 1944.

4.

Nationality:

Latvian

5.

Civil Status:

Married (son -1977)

6.

Education

Institution

Riga Polytechnic Institute

Date: from (month/year)

September 1966 -

to (month/year)

June 1970

Degree or Diploma obtained

Engineer of Transportation Engineering

Institution

Moscow Automobile and Road Institute

Date: from (month/year) to (month/year)

September 1985 - December 1985

January 1986 – March 1986

Degree or Diploma obtained

Candidate of Technical Sciences (Road Planning and Design) 1988

Institution

Riga Technical University

Date: from (month/year)

June 1993

to (month/year)

Degree or Diploma obtained

Doctor of Technical Sciences (g.)

Institution, Courses

SWEROAD, Borlange, Sweden, Management Courses

Data: …year

1992

Institution, Courses

Tallinn-Helsinki-Riga-Stockholm, Internat. Programme in Transport Economics and Logistics

Data: …year

1992, 1994

Institution, Courses

Anglo-Continental School of EnglishEnglish School, Bournemouth, UK, English Training

Data: …year

1996

Institution, Courses

Manchester UMIST, UK, Western Construction Management, FIDIC

Data …year

1997

Institution, Courses

ICS/Penetron International Ltd., Testing of Building Materials

Data …year

1997

7.

Language Skills:

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Latvian

(mother tongue)

Very good

Very good

Very good

Russian

Very good

Very good

Very good

English

Good

Good

Good

8.

Membership of

Professional Bodies

Latvian Society of Scientists, member

Latvian Society of Civil Engineers, member of Board

Association of Transport Development and education, vice president

9.

Other Skills

Word for Windows, Excel, basic knowledge in TRIPS

10.

Present Position

Professor, Institute of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering, Department of Roads and Bridges.
Dean Faculty of Building and Civil Engineering, director of Institute of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering, Riga Technical University

11.

Years within the University

Since 1975

12.

Key Qualifications

Experience in general project management; project planning, contracting, road and bridge designing and inspection, projects implementation in Latvia.

13.

Country Experience

Countries

Latvia

Estonia

14.

Professional Experience Record:

Date: from -

to (month/year)

January 1975 - till now

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University (former Riga Politechnical Institute)

Position

Lecturer, Professor, Director of Institute, Dean of faculty

Description

Lecture courses in Road designing, Traffic and Environment, Matemethical methods in Building, Transport Systems and Logistic for Doctoral, Master, Engineer and Bachelor students at Riga Technical University

Date: from -

to (month/year)

March 2000 – until now

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University

Position

Laboratory of Road Building Materials, Head

Description

Testing of bitumenous pavement mixtures

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May 2000 – until now

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, FGM AMOR (Austrija)

Position

National expert

Description

Promotion Of Results in Transport Research and Learning (PORTAL)

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 2001. – October 2002

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussess.

Position

National expert

Description

SOCRATES project “European Civil Engineering Education and Training - dissemination year” –www.euceet.utcb.ro

Date: from -

to (month/year)

December 1999 – May 2001.

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussess

Position

National expert

Description

SOCRATES project “European Civil Engineering Education and Training” www.euceet.utcb.ro

Date: from -

to (month/year)

December 1999 – March 2000

Location

Latvia

Company

SIA ZTF INŽENIERBŪVE

Position

Expert

Description

Bridge inspection, Road Accidents Expertises


Date: from -

to (month/year)

Maijs 1999. – Decembris 1999.

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University

Position

Working team member

Description

National Road Traffic Safety Programm – www.csdd.lv

Date: from -

to (month/year)

March 1999. – October 1999.

Location

Latvia

Company

SIA ZTF INŽENIERBŪVE

Position

Project manager

Description

Concept Of Traffic Organization and Road Safety Improvement For Central Part And Main Streets In Town Tukums

Date: from -

to (month/year)

September 1998 - October 1999.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

VIATEK (Finland), TRL (Great Britain), INZENIERBUVE

Position

Local expert

Description

PHARE project: Multi-country Road Safety

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 1998. -December 1999.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

TRADEMCO (Greece), INZENIERBUVE

Position

Local expert

Description

PHARE project: An Evaluation of PHARE financed Multi-country Transport Programs

Date: from -

to (month/year)

April 1998.- November 1998

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

Tallinn Technical University, INZENIERBUVE

Position

National expert

Description

PHARE project: CODE-TEN Project

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 1997 - April 1998.

Location

Latvia

Company

ELT (Estonia)

Position

Local expert

Description

QUATTRO

Date: from -

to (month/year)

June - November 1996

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Expert

Description

"Black Spot" elimination method for Latvia’s roads.

Date: from -

to (month/year)

January - December 1994

January - December 1995

Location

Latvia

Company

Latvian Road Administration, Ministry of transport

Position

Groups manager

Description

Latvian Transport Development Programme years 1996-2015.

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - December 1994

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Expert

Description

Calculation method for losses caused by road traffic accidents.

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - December 1994

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

Calculation method for losses caused by road traffic accidents.

g J.Naudzuns

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Jānis Muižnieks

  2. 100436 -10546

  3. Latvija, Krāslavas district.

  4. Rīgā, Slokas ielā 91-1

  5. RTU, Humanitarian institute, department of sport
    starting from 01.09.1961.

  6. Dr.paed- in sport pedagogic, dipl. G-D 000010 1992.g. 17.06.

  7. Coach of physical training and sports

  8. Assistant professor at RTU.

  9. Individualization and improvement of training process.

  10. Development of equipment for measurement of boxer speed and force.

  11. I do not have international publications.

  12. 63 publikations

  13. Latvian, Russian, German.

  14. Participation at conferences of university coaches

  15. Coach of RTU boxing team, judge of Latvian republic category, member of boxing federation coach board.

J.Muižnieks

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL

First name, surname Māris KNITE

Date of birth April 2, 1955

12.Sex Male

Place of birth Dobele, Latvia

Marital status Married, son Martins (1978, student)

Nationality Latvian

Place of work Riga Technical University, Faculty of Materialscience and

Applied Chemy, Institute of Technical Physics

Position Professor

Address (office) 14/24 Azenes str., Riga, LV-1048, Latvia. Phone: +371 7089380

Fax: +371 7615765, E-mail: knite@latnet.lv

http://www.lza.lv/scientists/knitem.htm

EDUCATION University of Latvia, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics,

Physicist (1978)

Degree of candidate of physics and mathematics (Ph.D.) (1989),

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

Dr.phys. (1992) (under Latvian law about equality and

rehabilitation of the scientific degrees), University of Latvia

Dr. habil. phys. (1999), Institute of Solid State Physics,

University of Latvia

12.1.

12.2.PROFESSIONAL EXPIERENCE

    1. Lecturer at Riga Technical University (RTU)

    1. Senior Lecturer at RTU

1991-1992 Visiting Scientist at University of Vienna, Austria

    1. Assistant Professor at RTU

        1. Associate Professor at RTU

10.1999 - Professor at RTU

07. 1999 - Director of Technical Physics Institute, RTU

06.2003 - Chairman of Senate, RTU

12.3.

12.4.RESEARCH

Phase Transitions in Ferroelectrics and Ferroelastics

Electrooptical Properties of Ferroelectrics in the Infrared

Laser Induced Phase Transitions and Structure Modifications in Thin Films of Ferroelectrics and

Silicides

Electroconductive Carbon Black - Polymer Nanocomposites as Sensormaterials and their Electrical

and Mechanical Properties

12.5.

12.6.LAST RESEARCH PROJECTS:

 Investigation of mechanism of laser induced phase transitions in silicides multilayer structures (Latvian Science Council Project No 96.538, 1997-2000).

 Active polymer composites and multilayer structures: elaboration, properties and induced effects (Latvian Science Council Project No 01.0576, 2001-2003)

 New generation of polymer, metal and ceramics matrix nanocomposites (Part of Latvian Science Council Program No 02.0003.4.4, 2002-2005)

MAJOR RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  1. M.Knite, V.Teteris, A.Kiploka. Materials Science & Engineering C, V23, 2003, p.781-790.

  2. M.Knite, G.Mezinskis, L.Shebanovs, I.Pedaja, A.Sternbergs. Applied Surface Science, V208-209C, 2003, p.378-381.

  3. M.Knite, G.Mezinskis, L.Shebanovs, I.Pedaja, A.Sternberg. Ferroelectrics, V286, 2003, p.321-326

  4. M.Knite, V.Teteris, B.Polyakov, D.Erts. Materials Science & Engineering C, V19, Iss.1-2, 2002, p.15-19.

  5. M.Knite, V.Teteris, I.Klemenoks, Boris Polyakovs, D.Erts. Proc. SPIE, Vol.4627, 2002, p.113-117.

  6. M.Knite, L.Shebanovs, V.Snitka. Proc. SPIE , Vol.4157, 2001, p.208-211.

  7. M. Knite, J.Blūms. Proc. of Second European International Conference on Physics Teaching in Engineering Education”, (PTEE 2000), Budapest, Hungary, 2000, 4 pages, http://www.bme.hu/ptee2000/papers/knite.pdf

  8. M.Knite, A.Krumins and D.Millers. “Defects and Surface-Induced Effects in Advanced Perovskites, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol.77, 2000, p. 405-410.

12.7.PUBLICATIONS

125 scientific papers in journals and abstract papers in the

proceedings of conferences, and 17 methodical works

12.8.MEMBERSHIP

Since 1999 A Member of Latvian Physical Society

Since 2000 A Member of Latvian Scientists Association

Since 2000 A Member of Latvian Universities Professors Association

Since 2001 A Member of Editorial Board of Scientific Proceedings of Riga Technical

University “Material Science and Applied Chemistry”

SKILLS & INTERESTS

Languages: Latvian (native), Russian, German, English

20.01.2004. M.Knite

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:

Felikss

Surname:

Bulavs

Date of Birth:

May 30, 1938

Position:

Professor of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

Scientific degree:

g. - 1992

g. - 1969

education:

  • 1962 - graduated from Latvia University, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

  • 1969 - received 1st scientific degree - Doctor of Engineering Science in Strength of Materials

  • 1988 - received 2nd scientific degree - Doctor of Engineering in Structural Analysis

Employment

  • from 1999 at present - professor,

at Riga Technical University

  • 1989 - 2003 professor, Head of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

  • 1981 - 89 lecturer of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

  • 1976 - 81 Head of the sector of the Laboratory of Composite micromechanics in Riga Technical University

  • 1961 - 1976 Institute of Polymer Mechanics of Latvian Academy of Sciences, research associate of Laboratory of Composite Micromechanics

Scientific iNtERests

Mechanics of Composites and Constructions, Long -Term Properties of Materials

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: 104

12.9.THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  • Skudra A.M, Bulavs F., Radinsh I., Tirans N. Regulation of deflections of homo­-­ge­neous beams. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences, Nr.2, 2003, p. 51-55.

  • Skudra A.M. ,Bulavs F.,Tirans N. Cracking criteria of reinforced concrete beams strengthened for flexure. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences, Nr.2, 2002, p. 61-66.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.,Tirans N. Scientific proceedings of Riga Technical Univer­sity, Vol. 3, Architekture and construction science,Riga, 2002, p.170-177.

  • Skudra A.M.and Bulavs F. The shear coefficient of laminated profiled beams. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences, Nr.3, 2001, p. 33-38.

  • Bulavs F.and Radinsh I.. Mechanical properties of composite materials bar sys­tems. 7th. Int. Conference ‘’ Modern Building, Materials, Structures and Techniques’’ Vilnius, Lithuania. 2001. ses.3.

  • Skudra A.M., Skudra A.A., Bulavs F. Bending stiffness of laminated profile - shape cross - section beams. 7th Int. Conference ‘’ Modern Building, Materials, Structures and Techniques’’ Vilnius, Lithuania. 2001.ses.1.

  • Skudra A.M., Skudra A.A., Bulavs F.and Kruklinsh A.. Shear strengt of cement based composite beams. Mechanics of Composite Materials , Vol 37,No2, 2001, p.139-144.

  • Bulavs F.and Radinsh I.. Behaviour of composite materials under long-term static load. 6th. Int. Conference on building materials, structures and techniques Vilnius, Lithuania 1999, vol.1, p. 41 – 46.

  • Skudra A. M., Bulavs. Elastic displacements of a cement-based composite beam reinforc F. J.ed with punched steel meshes. Mechanics of Composite Materials. 1999, Vol. 2.- P.181 – 187.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.Ya., Gurvich M. R., Kruklinsh A. A.. Structural Analysis of Composite Beam Systems.- Technomic Publishing Co., USA, 1991. p.296.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.Ya.. Composite Beam Structures.- International edition ²Handbook of Composites² ( Vol. 2), North - Holland Publishers, 1989, P.. 393-462.

  • Bulavs F.Ya. Micromechanics of creep undirectional Composite Materials. Enciklopedy vol.1-3. Moscow, 1994, P 288-291 ( in Russian) Машинострое­ние (Энциклопедия в сорока томах), Том 1-3, Кн. 1, Разд. 5, Гл. 5.1.4, под. ред. К.С.Колесникова, Москва, 1994, с. 288 – 291.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.Ya.. Strength of Composite Materials. Moskow, Chemy,1982, 216 p. ( in Russian). Прочность армированных пластиков.- Москва, Химия, 1982.- 216 с.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F. Ya.. Strength and Creep Micromechanics. Mechanics of Composites, Mir Publishers, Moscow,1982, P.77-109.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.Ya.. Structurale teory of Composite Materials. Riga, 1978, 192 p. .( in Russian) Структурная теория армированных пластиков.- Рига. 1978.- 192 с.

  • Skudra A.M., Bulavs F.Ya.. Strength of Composite Materials. Moskow, Chemy, 1982, 216 p. ( in Russian). Прочность армированных пластиков.- Москва, Химия, 1982.- 216 с.

  • Skudra, F. Bulavs, K. Rocens. Kriechen und Zeitstandverhalten Verstärkter Plaste. VEB Deutscher Verlag für Grundstoffindustrie, Leipzig, 1975, 215 S. ( in Deutch).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Members of Latvian Council of Science

  • Members of Latvian Association of University of Professors

  • Members of Latvian National Committee for Mechanics

Languages

Latvian, Russian, Deutsch

Address

Riga Technical University

Kalku Street 1, Riga LV 1658 Latvia

Tel. + 371 7 089262

Fax: 371 7 089121

E-mail: felix@bf.rtu.lv

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:

Modris Dobelis

Address:

Blaumana iela 12 dz. 43, LV-1011, Riga, Latvia

phone: (371)-728-3991 (home)

phone: (371)-708-9225 (office)

phone: (371)-652-3155 (GSM)

email: dobelis@latnet.lv (home)

Personal:

Date of birth: October 21, 1951

Place of birth: Durbe, Latvia

Nationality: Latvian

Gender male

Languages:

Fluently: Latvian (mother tongue), English, Russian.

Some knowledge of German
(can understand, and translate with dictionary)

Education and scientific titles:

  • June 1994 – September 1996 Westinghouse International Exchange/Training Program. Awarded Certificates for Training Assignment Completion from: 1) Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA; 2) Southern Company Services, Birmingham, AL; 3) School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

  • 1994 – 1996 Classes in English as a Second Language, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

  • 1992 – Ph. D. in Engineering Sciences (Dr. sc. ing.) from Riga Technical University

  • 1985 – defended post graduate theses, assigned the Degree of The Candidate of Technical Sciences, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Experimental investigation of bone as a composite material

  • 1983 – 1985 post-graduate studies in biomechanics, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Latvian Academy of Sciences

  • 1969 – 1974 undergraduate and graduate studies at the Riga Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Apparatus Design and Automation, Bachelor and Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering

13.Scientific Activity:

More than 90 scientific papers and 5 inventions of the former USSR

14.Other Activities:

President, International Association BALTGRAF, 2002 – present
Chairman, Organizig Committee of International Conference BALTGRAF-6, 2002
Member, Senate of Riga Technical University, 2003 - present
Member, Editorial Board of Scientific Proceedings of International Association BALTGRAF, 2002 - present
Member, Latvian Universities Professors Association, 2002 present
Member, Promotion Council, (Civil Engineering), Riga Technical University, 2001 - present
Member, Professorial Board, (Agricultural Enginering), Latvia University of Agriculture, 2002 - present
Member, Professorial Board, (Civil Enginering), Riga Technical University, 2002 - present

Work Experience:

  • 2002 – preasent Head of group “Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Computer Graphics”, Full Professor, RTU.

  • 1999 – 2002 Head of group “Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Computer Graphics”, Assoc. Professor, RTU.

  • 1997 – 1999 Head of group “Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Computer Graphics”, Assist. Professor, RTU. Invited Lecturer about CAD to Latvian Maritime Academy. Delivers the lectures about Engineering Graphics and CAD in Latvian, English and Russian for Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Architect students. The author of the first textbook in Latvian about CAD “Introduction to Computer Graphics”. The author of more than 15 training manuals and lecture notes on CAD. Programming in GDL.

  • 1996 – present Leading Scientific Researcher, institute of Biomaterials and Biomechanics, 3D modeling of human bone, mandible and dentition systems, evaluation of mechanical behavior of these systems by means of Finite Element Analysis method

  • 1994 – 1996 CAD Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, PA and Southern Electric International, Birmingham, AL. Participated in the design of Nuclear Power Plant in project AP600.

  • 1985 – 1994 Senior Lecturer, Assist. Professor, (part time) Department of Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Graphics, RTU. Teaching experience in Engineering Graphics.
    First acquaintance with Computer Aided Drafting and Design.

  • 1987 – 1994 Chief Researcher, Laboratory of Biomechanics, investigation of mechanical properties of biomaterials as a composite materials, design of biocompatible glass ceramic materials, design and construction of experimental testing devices with PC controlled data acquisition system, programming in FOCAL

  • 1980 – 1987 Scientific Researcher, Laboratory of Biomechanics, Institute of Polymer Mechanics, determination of the influence of age on non-uniformity and anisotropy of biomechanical properties of compact bone, investigation of the influence of functional adaptation (hypokinesis, hypodinamics and weightlessness during space flights) on mechanical properties of bone, programming in PL/1 and BASIC

  • 1974 – 1980 Senior Engineer, Special Design Bureau, Institute of Polymer Mechanics. Design and drafting of mechanical devices and diagnostic devices for examination of hollow organs. Experimental data processing, programming in BASIC

  • 1970 – 1974 Laboratory Assistant (part time), Laboratory of Computer Assisted Teaching, Riga Polytechnic Institute, drafting work

Short Training:

Sweden, Stockholm, Royal Institute of Technology, 1998, 1 month.

USA, Birmingham, AL, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1996, 1 week.
Italy, Bologna, University of Bologna, 1993, 1 month.

United Kingdom, Swansea, University College of Swansea, 1993, 1 m.
Poland, Lublin, Akademia Medyczna w Lublinie, 1989, 1 month.
Germany, Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, 1970, 1 month.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name, First Name Akmens, Pēteris

Age and Place of Birth 1939, Riga, Latvia

Nationality Latvia

Education: 1968, Riga Politechnical Institute,

Heat and Gas Technology

Qualifications: Docent, Dr. Sc. Ing.

Heat and gas technology

Language Capabilities

Native language Latvian

Other languages English, Russian

Professional Experience:

1960 1962 Academy of Science of Latvia, laboratory assistant

1962 1982 Riga Technical University, Engineer, Lector,

Department of Heat and Gas Supply

since 1982 Riga Technical University, Assistant Professor, Departement of Heat and

Gas Supply

Professional memberships:

Latvian Association of Heat, Gas and Water Technology Engineers, member.

Terminology Commission of Latvian Academy of Sciences, secretary of subcommittee.

Latvian Association of Sciences, coordinator of Architectory and Building facultees.


CURRICULUM VITAE

Name, first name:

Martins KALNINS

Born:

February 25, 1939, Riga, Latvia

Present occupation:

  • Director of the Institute of Polymer Materials of Riga Technical University (RTU).

  • Professor of Materials Science

Interests:

  • Adhesion, Interfacial and Boundary Processes, Theory and Practice

  • Heterogeneous Polymer Composites, Theory and Practice

  • Materials Science

  • History of Materials

  • Education in Materials Science and Polymer Physics, Chemistry and Technology

Languages:

  • Latvian, English, Russian

Education:

  • Technician, Riga Industrial Polytechnics (Department of Chemistry), 1957

  • Dip. Eng. Riga Polytechnical Institute (Faculty of Chemistry), 1962

  • Post-graduate studies in Riga Polytechnical Institute, 1968

Qualification:

  • Dr.Chem. (, Ph.D in Western countries.), Riga TU, 1968

  • Docent, 1968

  • g. (Doctor of Sci in former USSR), Leningrad TI, 1986

  • Professor, 1987

Courses:

  • Polymer Physics and Physical Chemistry

  • Methods of Investigation of Polymers

  • Surface and Boundary Processes in Polymer Technology

  • Polymer Adhesives

  • Basics of Material Science

  • Structure and Properties of Materials

  • Composite Materials

Current research interests:

  • Development of the Structure and Quality of Polymer Composites.

  • Theoretical Basics of Composites Formation and Processing.

  • Optimization of Interface, Interphase and Boundary Processes in Formation of Polymer Composites.

  • Polymer Composites based on Renewable Sources of Raw Materials.

  • Polymer Biocomposites.

  • Recycling of Polymer Materials.

Visiting Professor:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 1985

  • The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1990

  • Technical University of Kassel, Germany, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

  • Madrid Institute of Matter Structure, Spain, 1995

  • Research Centers of the 3M Company, St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, USA (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)

Lectures:

  • “Adhesive Interaction of Polymer s with Metals: Surface Contact Reactions”. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, 1985

  • “Structure of Boundary Layers of Polyolefins”. The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1990

  • “Contact Oxidation and Development of Adhesion of Polyolefins to Metals”. 8 Adhesion Research Centres, USA, 1992

  • Main Lectures, "SWISSBONDING", Internat. Symposium, Rapperswil am Zurichsee, 1993, 1994, 1997.

  • “Technology of Adhesive Bonding of Metals”. Research Centers, 3M Company, St.Paul, MN, Austin, TX, USA, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

  • “Adhesion of Polymers”, “Polymer Composites”. Technical University of Kassel, Germany, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.

  • “Methods of Investigation of Boundary Processes”. Madrid Institute of Matter Structure, Spain, 1995.

Experience:

  • Riga Technical University (Faculty of Chemistry):

  • Postgraduate student, 1964-1968

  • Lecturer, Associate Professor, 1968-1987

  • Head of the Department of Polymer Technology, 1976 -

  • Professor, 1987 -

  • Director of the Institute of Polymer Materials, 1994 -

  • Professor of Materials Science, 1998 -

Professional Activities and Membership:

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal "Mechanics of Composite Materials", 1992 -

  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the “International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives”, 1997 -

  • Head of RTU Promotion Council “Chemical Engineering Sciences”, 1993-

  • Head of the Experts Comity of Latvian Scientific Council: "Theoretical Principles of Chemical Technology", 1992 -

  • Member of Latvian Materials Research Association, 1995 -

  • Member of The Adhesion Society, 1994 –

  • Member of the Senate of Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1996 - 1997

  • Member of the Senate of Riga Technical University, 1991 –

  • Head of the Strategic Commission of the RTU Senate, 2000 -,

  • Member of the INTAS Science Council, 2000 –

  • Cofounder of the State Center of Materials Science of University of Latvia and

  • Riga Technical University, 2000 -

Honors and Awards:

  • Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1991

  • Full Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences, 1992

  • Gustavs Vanags Award in Chemistry. Latvian Academy of Sciences, 2000

Published works:

More than 400 published works, 2 monographs , 2 text-books

Addresses:

office:

Riga Technical University, Institute of Polymer Materials

Azenes street 14, LV 1048, Riga , LATVIA,

 371-708918, e-mail: martinsk@parks.lv

Fax: 371- 7 615 765

private:

Kalnciema street 39B, 9, LV 1046, Riga, LATVIA

 371- 7 624419, e-mail: martinsk@parks.lv

home page:

http://www.lza.lv/scientists/kalninsm.htm

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Aleksandrs

Surname: Korjakins

Born: January 29,1963 in Jekabpils, Latvia.

Private address: A. Biezina 7-115, Riga

Work address: Riga Technical University,

Institute of Computer Analysis and Structures

Faculty of Civil Engineering,

Kalku St. 1,

LV-1658, Riga,

Latvia.

Studies: 1970-1980 - secondary school in Riga

1980-1985 Graduate student at Riga Technical University,

Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

1989-1992 Postgraduate student at Riga Technical University

(supervisor Prof. R.Rikards), specialty: Mechanics

of Solids.

Degrees: 1985 Dipl. Eng., Graduated Riga Technical University,.

1997 PhD degree, Doctoral thesis "Interlaminar fracture toughness of glass fibre reinforced polymeric composites influenced by fibre surface treatment", diploma B-D No. 000859

Career: 1985, Engineer at Riga Technical University,

1993, researcher at Riga Technical University.

1999, docent at Riga Technical University

2001, assoc. prof. at Riga Technical University

Fields of research: Fracture toughness of composites, strength of structures, damping and dynamic analysis of constructions, numerical methods and computer analysis of structures.

List publications: More than 20 publications, from their

1. Rikards, R., Buchholz, F.-G., Bledzki, A., Wacker, G., Korjakin, A., Mode I, mode II and mixed mode I/II interlaminar fracture toughness of GFRP influenced by fibre surface treatment. Mechanics of Composite Materials, 32, N 5, 1996, 636-662.

2. Korjakin, A., Rikards, R., Chate, A., Altenbach, H., Analysis of Free Damped Vibrations of Laminated Composite Conical Shells. J. of Composite Structures. , 41, pp. 39-47, 1998.

3. Rikards, R., Buchholz, F.-G., Wang, H., Bledzki, A.K., Korjakin, A. and Richard, H.-A., Investigation of mixed mode I/II interlaminar fracture tiughness of laminated composites by using a CTS type specimen. Engineering Facture Mechanics, 61, pp. 325-342, 1998.

4. Rikards, R., Buchholz, F.-G., Bledzki, A. K., Wang, H., Korjakin, A. Interlaminar fracture toughness of GFRP influenced by fibre surface treatment. J. of Composite Materials. 32, N17, 1528-1560, 1998.

5. Rikards, R, Abramovich, H., Auzins, J, Korjakins, A., Ozolins, O., Kalnins, K., Green, T., Surrogate models for optimum design of stiffened composite shells, Composite Structures, 2003, 63, Nr. 2, 243 - 251

Visiting scientist: 1. Germany, University of Kassel, Institute of Materials science, 02.95-05.94, 06.95-08.94, European Union TEMPUS Program, JEP 06154-93.

2. Germany, University of Kassel, Institute of Materials Science, 03.95-06.95, European Union TEMPUS Program, JEP 06154-94.

3. Great Britain, University Wales, Swansea, 05.97-06.97, European Union TEMPUS Program.

4. Germany, University of Kassel, Institute of Materials science, 03.96-06.96, 03.97-05.97, Joint Research Project sponsored by Volkswagen-Stifftung Foundation.

5. Germany, University of Halle, Department of Materials Science, 02.98-04.98, European Union TEMPUS Program, mobility grant.

6. Germany, University of Halle, Department of Materials Science, 10.98-11.98, DAAD (Germany Academic Exchange Program)

7. Germany, University of Halle, Department of Materials Science, 11.02-01.03, DAAD (Germany Academic Exchange Program)

Professional skills: work with finite element program LS-DYNA, ANSYS, damping and dynamic analysis of constructions, manufacture of composite materials specimens for testing, testing of composite materials, computational solid mechanics and expertise of building objects

Language: Russian, English, Latvian and German.

Curriculum Vitae

Jānis Grabis

Born 17. 05 . 39. in Riga

Address Lokomotīves 70-9, Rīga LV 1057

Phone 7132719 (home)

Education

Associate professor April, 1999.

Doctor of engineering science (Dr. sc. Ing.) October 26, 1992

Candidate of technical science. March 30, 1970

Associate professor of Industry and civil engineering chair resolution of VAK, August 27, 1980

Qualification of engineer builder June 22, 1963.

Work experience

  • Director of RTU Building production institute since the year of 2000.

  • Since 1987 head of Industry and civil engineering chair.

  • Lecturer’s work in Riga Polytechnical Institute – Riga Technical University since September 26, 1975.

  • Scientific research work in Latvia Building scientific and experimental technology institute from November 20, 1969 until September 25, 1975.

  • Full-time post graduate student of Riga Polytechnical Institute from November 20, 1966 until November 20, 1969.

  • Scientific research work in Academy of Sciences Institute of polymer mechanics from September 17, 1963 until November 14, 1966.

Practical activities as building engineer

  • Since 1999 SIA “Casno” technical consultant on designing and construction of wooden prop buildings.

  • Since 1995 certified building engineer with the right to effect “Technical survey of buildings and their structures” (LBS Building practice certificate Nr. 20-205). Every year on average there are effected technical condition expertises of 20-30 buildings and their structures.

  • Since 1994 head of RTU Building faculty building consultative center.

Additional information

In order to popularize contemporary progressive foreign building experience among Latvia’s builders, during recent years I have written more than two hundred articles in various publications. I have written six books printed by publishers “Avots”. Including books: “Restoration of the house” (260 pages.); “Improvement of garden territory” (165 pages.); “Craftsman’s tools” (286 pages.); “Reconstruction of dwelling house” (300 pages).

November 12, 2003

CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal details:

Name: Ivars Radinsh

Date of birth: 1950., Cesis

Nationality, citizenship: Latvian, LR

Marital status: married, 2 children

Education and qualification:

1974. - graduate from Latvian State University Faculty of Physics and Mathematics as physicist.

1981. – graduate from residency with dissertation “Micromechanics of Creep of Composite Materials under Simple Loads”.

Conferred degrees:

1992. - Dr. sc. ing.;

1989. - assistant professor (docent) of the Chair of Structural Analysis;

1981. - academic degree of candidate of technical sciences.

Work expierence:

Since 2003.

Head of Chair of Structural Analysis

Since 1999.

Associate professor of Group of professor of Structural Analysis

1986.-99.

Assistant professor (docent) of Chair of Structural Analysis

1981.-86.

Senior lecturer of Chair of Structural Analysis

1975.-82.

Junior and senior research associate of Laboratory of Micromechanics of Composite Materials at RTU

1975.

Junior research associate of Institute of Polymer Mechanics at Latvian Academy of Sciences

1973.-74.

Senior technician of Laboratory of Problems of Semiconductors at Latvian State University

1973.

Part time engineer of Faculty of Physics and Mathematics at Latvian State University

1969.-74.

Student of Faculty of Physics and Mathematics at Latvian State University

Another expierence:

Since 1998.

Assistant professor (docent) at Institute of Social Relations “Attistiba” (computer sciences - MS Office XP, Corel Draw, Corel Photo Paint, MS Project 2000, …)

Since 1975.

Participation in scientific investigations at the Chair of Structural Analysis of RTU

Direction of scientific investigations:

Mechanics of composite materials and constructions.

Scientific publications:

Author ot 51 scientific and methodical publications.

Last scientific publications:

  1. Микромеханика упругих свойств монослоя. Машиностроение (Энциклопедия в сорока томах), Том 1-3, Кн. 1, Разд. 5, Гл. 5.1.2, под. ред. К.С.Колесникова, Москва, 1994, с.278-283.

  2. The Deformative Properties of Composite Materials under Increased Temperature and Moisture. 7th Int. Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials. The Hague, The Netherlands, 1995, p. 5 (līdzaut. F.Bulavs).

  3. Влияние повышенных температур и влажности на реономные свойства компо­зитных материалов. Int. Conference SDSMS '96, Kaunas, Lithuania, 1996, p. 187-192. (līdzaut. F.Bulavs).

  4. Behaviour of Composite Materials under Long-Term Static Load. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference “Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques”, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1999, 6 p. (līdzaut. F. Bulavs).

  5. Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials Bar Systems. 7th Int. Conference “Modern building materials, structures and techniques” Vilnius, Technika. 2001, p. 58. (Full paper on enclosed CD-ROM). (līdzaut. F. Bulavs).

  6. Regulation of Deflections of Homogeneous Beams. Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, 2003, p. 51-55. (līdzaut. A. Skudra, F. Bulavs, N. Tirāns).

  1. Model of Nonlinearly Deforming Laminated Material. 3rd International Conference -Strength, Durability And Structures SDSMS’ 03, Klaipeda, 2003, (līdzaut. F. Bulavs, N. Tirāns).

Last methodical publications:

  1. Statiski nenoteicamas sistēmas (Lekciju konspekts būvmehānikā neklātienes nodaļas studentiem). Rīga, RTU, 1994, 105 lpp. (līdzaut. - V.Juriksons).

  2. Analysis for Windows 1.9 (Palīglīdzeklis darbam ar galīgo elementu programmu). Rokraksts (datorsalikums). Rīga, RTU, Būvmehānikas katedra, 1998. – 19 lpp. (līdzaut. F. Bulavs).

  3. MS Windows 95, Word 7.0, Excel 7.0 (Materiāli būvniecības specialitātes studentiem kursa datormācība (speckurss) apgūšanai). Rokraksts (datorsalikums). Rīga, RTU, Būvmehānikas katedra, 1998. – 46 lpp.

  4. Statiski nenoteicamu sistēmu aprēķina metodes. Palīglīdzeklis mehānikas pamatu kursa apgūšanai arhitektūras specialitātes studentiem. Rokraksts (datorsalikums). Rīga, RTU, Būvmehānikas profesora grupa, 1999. 35 lpp. (līdzaut. – F. Bulavs).

  5. Būvmehānika. Ievadkurss. Lekciju konspekts būvniecības specialitāšu studentiem. RTU izdevniecība, Rīga, 2002, 143 lpp. (līdzaut. – F. Bulavs).

  6. F. Bulavs, I.Radiņš. Būvmehānika. Statiski nenoteicamas sistēmas. RTU izdevniecība, Rīga, 2003, 172 lpp.

Additional skills:

Computer skills (Borland Pascal, MS Office XP, Corel Draw, Corel PhotoPaint, Adobe PhotoShop, MS Project).

Address:

Work: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte

Kaļķu iela 1, Rīga, LV1658, Latvija

Tel.: +371 7 089262;

e-mail: ivarsr@bf.rtu.lv

Home: Madonas iela 27 dzīv. 9

Rīga, LV1035, Latvija Tel.: +371 7 584305

10.02.2004

CURRICULUM VITAE

1. Name, surname Victor Kozlov

2. Identity No.: 070939-12713,

3. Place of birth Ukraine, Zaporozje.

4. Residence: Riga, Latvia,

5. Organization Riga Technical university, Institute of General and Civil Safety and Ekonomik

6. Academic degree: Doctor of technical sciences (1985), Doctor habil. of Economics

(1993), Actual member (academician) of Academy of Ecology and protection sciences (1999).

7. Practical activity Research problems of General Safety, Health and conditions of Work.

8. Pedagogical activity Teaching the University students the General, Occupational Safety course; 1972 – docent, 1987. – professor, chairman of Department of labaur protection and Environment; 1993 - professor, Chairman of Institute of General and civil Safety

9. Scientific work Working and investigation of Methods, Models for evaluation prognose

and increase Occupational, General Safety, Conditions of work and ecology (Environmental Engineering)

10 Participation ir research works (1999-2002) Research of the General, occupational Safety problems. (Investigation of Mathematical Metods, Models, Computer Programs for evaluation, prognose and increase Occupational, Civil Safety, working conditions and Environmental.

11. The last 5 years publications:

  • The concept of the complex safety System of transit goods in Latvia. Report, 5 th International Emergency Planning Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, 1999.

  • Hypertext Data Base Projection in Economics. Proceedings of the Latvia
    university. Proceedings of the Latvia university of agriculture. Jelgava, 1999.

  • The proposals for concept of transit goods in Latvia, Report International
    Conference Eco Bait 2000. Riga. 2000.

  • Hypertexts in Economics, - Report Internacional Conference "Ekonomika ir
    Vaduba – 2000” Kaunas "Technologija". 2000.

  • Hypertext Technology in the Models of Work - safety and Environment
    Protection Economiks. International Conference, Riga, 2000.

  • Ugunsgreku izraisīto ekonomisko zaudejumu novertēšanas metode. Starptautiskās
    zinātniski praktiskās. Konferences zinātniskie raksti, Rīga, RTU, 2000.

12. Amount of scientific works: 152,

13. Languages: Latvian, Russian, English.

Curriculum Vitae

;

Surname, name: Anatolijs Jemeļjanovs

Identity code: 300737 - 12701

Place of birth: Latvija, Daugavpils district

Residence: Rīga, LV -1057, Lokomotīves iela 78 - 39

Work place: Riga Technical University, head of civil defense professor group

Scientific degree, diploma #, specialization g., Nr. B-Dr000063, fire security.

Practical placement: 1958. - 1986. – Latvian administration of fire security, different positions.

Pedagogical work: starting from 1989.g. head of civil defense department of RTU, from 1998.g. head of civil defense professor group.

Scientific mainstream: technogenic security and fire security.

Participation at research works (1994.-1999.): there are developed four new compositions for fire distinguishers. Received three patents in Latvia. Assessment of transit freight good risk in Latvia and development of recommendations etc.

Main international publications in last five years: 1) the concept of

the complex safety system of transit goods in Latvia, 1999, Hague; 2)

Пpeимущества мелкодиерсионной перед другими огнетушещими веществами, 1999., C-Петербург; 3) Hoвые подхoды к нормированию систем противопожарного водоснабжения, 1998., C-Петербург; 4) Poль и мecто ДПФ в пожарно-оперативном обслуживании объeктов 1998., C-Петербург; 5) Проблемы объективной оценки пожароврывоопасности 1998., C-Петербург etc.

Total number of scientific papers: 100.

Language knowledge: Latvian-3 level, German – satisfactiry, Russian – fluent.

Training: Permamently by using Oklahoma university (USA) and Laister university (UK) as good as other country scientific, teaching and methodical materials from life- saving services.

Public activities: Member of RTU Senat, Member of IEF Board.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1. NAME SURNAME: JĀNIS ANCĀNS

2. DATA OF BIRTH: 8 June 1968.

3. NATIONALITY: Latvian

4. CIVIL STATUS: Married

5. EDUCATION: Riga Technical University - M.Sc. Geodesy, 1996

Raga Technical University, - Engineer of Geodesy, 1994

6. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Latvian - 5, Russian - 5, English -3

7. OTHER SKILLS: Computer graphics, programming

8. PRESENT POSITION: Riga Technical University, Department of Geomatics - assistant

9. YEARS WITHIN THE FIRM: 6 years

10. PROFESSIONL EXPIERENCE:

Date, location: March 1999, Great Britain, Wales,

Organisation: EU PHARE TEMPUS JEP “Geomatics Education in Latvia” & Nottingham Trent University , (geodesy practice)

Status: Participant

Date, location: January 1998 - December 1999, Latvia

Organisation: EU PHARE TEMPUS JEP “Geomatics Education in Latvia”

Status: Participant

Date, location: November 1997, Denmark

Organisation: EU PHARE project “Technical support for land privatisation and registration in Latvia”, Surveying course

Status: Participant

Date, location: July 1997, Switzerland

Organisation: Technological University of Darmstadt, Germany (surveying practice)

Status: Participant of practice

Date, location: since January1997, Latvia

Organisation: Riga Technical University

Status: Assistant

Date, location: December 1996 – June 1997, Latvia

Organisation: EU PHARE project “Technical support for land privatisation and registration in Latvia”, with KAMPSAX GEOPLAN, DANAGRO, ORDNANCE SURVEY

Status: Lecturer

Date, location: September 1992 – August 1993, Latvia

Organisation: State surveying company “Zemesprojekts”

Status: Land surveyor

29 May 2003

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:

Albīns

Surname:

Skudra

Date of Birth:

October 23, 1952, Riga, Latvia

Position:

associated professor

Scientific degree:

g. 1992

education:

Riga Polytechnical Institute (Faculty of Civil Engineering), 1977 - civil engineer

1984 - received 1st scientific degree

Scientific work:

Senior researcher

Employment

from 1999 at present associated professor of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

1986-1999 lecturer of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

1977 - 1986 assitent of the Department of Structural Analysis at Riga Technical University

Scientific INtERest:

Mechanics of polymer based composite materials and structures

Mechanics of cement based composites

Professional Activities and Memberships

Member of Latvian Building engineering association

The most important publications

  1. A.A.Skudra, A.M.Skudra. Ar heksagonāliem sietiem armēta ferrocementa elastīgās īpašības. (krievu val.) Mechanics of composite materials, Riga, 1997. 33.- 2

  2. A.A.Skudra and A.M.Skudra First crack strength of ferrocement in flexure. Mechanics of composite materials, Riga, 1997. 33. - 4.

  3. A.A.skudra, A.M.Skudra, A.A.Kruklinsh Behaviour of nonsymmetric ferrocement laminate in flexure. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences. Riga, 1997. N6, p.29-39

  4. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra Behaviour of FRP reinforced cement – based composite in flexure. Tenth international conference on Mechanics of composite materials. April 20 – 23, 1998, Riga.

  5. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra “Ievads slāņaino materiālu un konstrukciju mehānikā”, Rīga, RTU, 2000

  6. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra, A.Kruklinsh. Stress state of uncracked reinforced concrete beam strengthened with externally bonded composite sheets. – 42nd Internat.Scientific Conference of Riga Technical University. Architecture and construction science. Vol 2, October 11 – 13, 2001, Riga, p.171 – 180.

  7. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra. Stress state of a laminated profile – shape cross –section beam. Latvian Journal of physics and technical sciences Nr. 2, 2001, p.41-46.

  8. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra, F.Bulavs. Bending stiffness of laminated profile – shape cross – section beams. Proceedings of 7th Int. Conference “Modern Building, Materials, Structures and Techniques” May 16 –18, 2001, VILNIUS, Technika. 2001, p. 266. (Full paper p.p. 1 – 4 on enclosed CD-ROM)

  9. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra, F.Bulavs, A.Kruklinsh. Shear strength of cement based composite. “Mechanics of Composite Materials”, 2001, Vol.37, Nr.2, p.139 – 144

  10. A.M.Skudra, A.A.Skudra. Ievads slāņaino materiālu un konstrukciju mehānikā. RTU, Rīga, 2002, 116 lpp.

Languages

Latvian, Russian, English

Address

Riga Technical University

Kalku Street 1, Riga LV 1658 Latvia

Tel. + 371 7 089262

Fax: 371 7 089121

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name

Raimonds

Surname

Ozoliņš

Address

23-10, Ropažu street, Riga LV-1039

Phone

private: 7556155

Date of birth

September 14, 1948

Nationality

Latvian

Marital status

Married

Education

1992: doctor of engineering science of Republic of Latvia;

1986: Kiev Civil Engineering Institute. 3 month-qualification courses;

1981: candidate of technical science - presenting of thesis at Leningrad Railway Transport Engineering Institute;

1976-1978: post-graduate studentship at Riga Polytechnical Institute (RPI);

1967-1972: RPI. Engineer of communication lines

Experience of work

Since 02.1986 up till now: assist.professor at Department of Design of Structures of Civil Engineering Faculty, Riga Technical University (RTU) - Building Structures, Steel Structures, and other subjects;

10.1981-01.1986: senior lecturer at Department of Design of Structures of Civil Engineering Faculty, RPI;

01.1979-09.1981: Computing Hall engineer at Civil Engineering faculty of RPI;

09.1972-12.1975: senior engineer at Bridge department of Highway Design Institute

Complementary worth-while experience

Participation in approx. 100 expertises on technical condition of various types of buildings and engineering structures as a foreman or responsible executor

Participation in professional public organizations

Member of Latvian Civil Engineers Society;

member of Latvian Association of Scientists

Erudition

Languages: Latvian - native; Russian - fluent; English - middling;

Licenced building expert - Latvian Civil Engineers Society licence No.283, certificate No.2832;

B-category driver;

Computer science proficiency: MS Word, Excel

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name

Ilmars

Surname

Kalis, identity No.031131-12775

Address

78-67, Malienas street, Riga LV-1064

Phone

office: 7089284; private: 7533254

Date of birth

November 3, 1931

Nationality

Latvian

Marital status

Married

Education

g. - since recertification in November, 1992. 35 scientific works have been published;one monograph and an authors certificate.

The degree of assist.professor was awarded in 1966;

Candidate of science since 1965;

Post-graduate studentship at Latvian Academy of Sciences and Riga Polytechnical Institute (RPI): 1961 to 1964;

Civil engineering studies at Latvian State University: 1952 to 1958; acquired qualification: civil engineer

Experience of work

Assist.prof. at Department of Design of Structures and Professors group of Civil Engineering Faculty, Riga Technical University: 1980 to 1999; 2002 to 2003;

Head of Department of Roads, Bridges and Geodesy of RPI: 1975 - 1980;

Senior lecturer, assist.prof. at Civil Engineering Faculty of RPI: 1965 to 1975;

Preparing and application of lecture synopses, practical and methodological works: 1965 to 1991;

Submission, preparation and application of new bachelors and masters curricula and course units: 1992 to 1998 and 2002 to 2003;

Expert in reinforced concrete structures - "Alphabetic index of persons and things", LME, Zinâtne, R., 1972., p.62;

Drawing up of Latvian Building Standard 205-97 “Standard Design of Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Structures”: 1992 to 1998

Complementary worth-while experience

Land Service “Real Estate Assessment" licence No.67: 1996 to 1999;

Certificate of appraisers assistant No.37 of the Association of Latvian property and real estate assessment: 2000 to 2003. Civil and industrial facilities liable to privatization have been assessed, e.g., real estates of Krustpils structural material complex, paper- mills of Yaunciems and Yugla, fish factories of Roya and Mersrags, etc.

“Building Expert Licence No.284” of Latvian Civil Engineering Association: 1995 to 2000 and certificate No.20-284: 2000 to 2005.

Building experts investigations have been made in industrial and civil units requiring reconstruction or renovation, e.g., Riga Agricultural Plant, market pavilions of Agenskalns and in Liepaya, Riga Naval school, Civil engineering college, Academy of National Defense, etc.

Participation in professional public organizations

Member of Latvian Association of Scientists: since 1992;

Member of Latvian Astronomical Society: since 1990

Erudition

Latvian and Russian languages are practised at work and in social life; German is used for studying of technical and scientific literature

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name

Kārlis

Surname

Rocēns

Address

2-2, V.Olava street, Rīga LV-1014

Phone

Fax:

E-mail:

private: 7540178; office: 7089184, 7089284

7089121

rocens@acad.latnet.lv

Date of birth

March 3, 1939

Nationality

Latvian

Marital status

Married

Education

1980

1968

1958-1963

1953-1957

g. Speciality: structural mechanics, wood science and technology. Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

g. Speciality: mechanics of materials, structural mechanics. Lvov Polytechnical Institute

Civil engineer. Speciality: industrial and civil engineering. Riga Technical University (RTU) (former Riga Polytechnical Institute - RPI)

Hydrotechnician. Speciality: construction of hydro-electric power stations. Riga School of Agriculture

Experience of work

1993-up to now

1999-up to now

1985-1999

1981-1985

1972-1985

1968-1972

1967-1968

1963-1967

1957-1959

Director of the Institute of Structural Engineering and Reconstruction of Riga Technical University

Professor of design of structures

Professor, Head of Department of Design of Structures

Part-time assist.prof. at Department of Design of Structures

Head of the Laboratory of Modification of Wood at the Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian Academy of Sciences

Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Modification of Wood

Senior Researcher at the Department of Materials Mechanics, Latvian University of Agriculture

Junior Researcher, Senior Engineer, Head of Group at the Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Latvian Academy of Sciences

Senior technician of land reclamation, civil engineering and hydrotechnical structures at Latvian State Melioration Institute

Complementary worth-while experience

1999-up to now

1999-up to now

1999-up to now

1999-2002

1998-up to now

1998,1999,2000,2001,2002

1997-2001

2001-up to now

1997-2001

1977-2001

2002-up to now

1995,1997,1999,2001

2000

1995,1998,2000,2002

1995-up to now

1992-up to now

1988-1991

1988-1991

2000-up to now

Member of the Technical Committee of European Commission - Urban Civil Engineering (Research, Political Co-ordination and Strategy)

Latvian representative at International COST campaign “Improvement of Building,s Quality by New Technologies” board

Member of the international editorial board of "Journal of Civil Engineering and Management"

Chairman of the Expert Commission for Conformity Estimation Centre of Building Materials and Structures

Member of the Promotion Council for Mechanics and Materials Science at Latvian State University

Member of the Scientific Committee for International conferences - “Materials Engineering Science”

Expert for determination of physical and mechanical properties of wood, wood materials, constructions and produce at the Department of Economics of Russian Federation

Expert for determination of mechanical properties of wood, wooden materials, constructions and produce at International Regional Coordination Council for problems of advanced wood science

Chairman of the section in the State significance research program of RTU “Investigation, technology and rational utilization of composite materials in engineering structures”

One of the managing executors in the State significance research program “Improvement of reliability, durability and protection of materials and constructions”

One of the managing executors of the cooperation program two sections "Materials for Latvian national economy: development of technologies, investigation of properties, design, working out of basic principles for rational utilization

Member of the Scientific Committee for International conferences - Modern building materials, constructions and technique

Member of the organizing committee of 3-rd international symposium "Composition, properties and quality of wood"

Member of local organizing committee for International conferences - “Mechanics of Composite Materials”

Participation in the drafting of Building Standards LBN 004-98 Basic principles of designing, loads and effects; LBN 206-98 Building Standards for wood construction design and other building standards

Member of the Habilitation (promotion) council in the sphere of construction engineering at RTU; the chairman - since 1998

Editor-in-chief of the collected articles of RTU

"Проектирование и оптимизация конструкций инженерных сооружений"

Member of the editorial board of the RTU collected articles "Механика армированных пластиков"

Member of the editorial board of RTU scientific article collection Architecture and structural engineering

Participation in professional public organizations

2001-up to now

1999-up to now

1996-2002

1995-2003

1994-2003

1992-up to now

1990-up to now

1990-up to now

1990-1994

Member of the Latvian Civil Engineering Council

Member of Federation of European Materials Societies

Member of Executive Committee of Baltic Association of Materials Research Societies

Member of the Council of the European Ceramic Society

President of Latvian Materials Research Society

Member of Latvian National Committe for Mechanics

Member of the Latvian Building Engineering Association

Member of Regional Coordinating Council under International Wood Science Academy “Contemporary Wood Science Problems”

Member of the board of the Latvian Building Engineering Association

Special merits

1997-up to now

1995-1997

1972 and 1980

Full member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (department of physics and technical sciences)

Corresponding member of Latvian Academy of Sciences (department of physics and technical sciences)

Laureate of Latvian Academy of Sciences Presidium 1st Award

Erudition

Languages: Latvian, Russian, English (can read);

Carrying out of the analytical and experimental works concerned with determination of technological and operational properties and quality estimation of constructional materials - polymer and reinforced plastic, concrete and reinforced concrete, metal, glass, wood and wood material, as well as formation of rational building structures by using these materials. The obtained results are summarized in more than 160 scientific works, including 4 monographs (one of them is translated into German), 20 inventions and patents. The assessment of the quality of scientific work by International expertise is “excellent” , but the prospect of the research - “high”

Additional erudition

LATAK seminar “Quality Management in Testing Laboratories” and “Elaboration of Quality Manuals in Testing Laboratories” according to ISO 9000 Series and EN45000 Series on 8-th December 1994.

CSTC/WTCB, ICITE, EOTA, ETA - Danmark and SWBC International seminar on Construction Product Directives date 20,21 and 22 September 1999

Seminar of Swedish State Building Agency “The Directive of European Building Produce 89/106”; 2000, December 4 -8

Seminar of Swedish State Building Agency “Inspection and supervision of construction”, 2000, December 11 -15.

Interests

Modern building structures, technological mechanics of composite constructional materials, material science, technology and qualimetry of structures

Hobbies

Bee keeping, making landscapes of evergreen plants

CURRICULUM VITAE

Family name: Gjunsburg

First name: Boriss

Date of Birth: July 11, 1940

Nationality: Russian

Civil Status: Married

Education: 1958-1963 -Saratov Polytechnical Institute

Degree- Civil Engineer

1966- 1969 -Saratov Polytechnical Institute Degree- g in Hydraulic Engineering

Languages: Russian, Latvian, English- fluently

Present Position: Ass. Professor, Head of water supply and seweragedepartment of Riga Technical University

Professonal carier: 1964-1966 -practical work at Civil engineering;
1966-1969 -post graduate studios;
1970- -assistant, lecturer, vice-dean,

Associated professor of water supply and sewerage department of Riga Technical University




Key qualification:


1979-1980 in Budapest Technical University (Hungary) in water management and water supply department (prof.Kazak)

1987- -Moskow State University (Russia),

Hydrology course

1988-1989 in Royal Institute of Technology

(Sweden) in Civil Engineering Faculty, Hydraulic Laboratory (prof.K.Cederval)

Membership of professional Bodies:

Publications:

Latvian association of Heating, gas and water Technology Engineers

Published 40 articles in field of hydraulics.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1.

Family Name:

Smirnovs

2.

First Name:

Juris

3.

Date of Birth:

1959.

4.

Nationality:

Latvian

5.

Civil Status:

Married (child -85)

6.

Education

Institution

Riga Polytechnic Institute

Date: from (month/year)

September 1977 -

to (month/year)

September 1982

Degree or Diploma obtained

Engineer of Transportation Engineering

Institution

Moscow Automobile and Road Institute

Date: from (month/year)

December 1984 -

to (month/year)

January 1988

Degree or Diploma obtained

Candidate of Technical Sciences (Road Planning and Design)

Institution

Riga Technical University

Date: from (month/year)

June 1993

to (month/year)

Degree or Diploma obtained

Doctor of Technical Sciences (g.)

7.

Language Skills:

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Latvian

(mother tongue)

Very good

Very good

Very good

Russian

Very good

Very good

Very good

German

Very good

Very good

Very good

English

Good

Good

Good

8.

Membership of

Professional Bodies

ICTCT ( International Cooperation on Traffic Conflict Techniques)

9.

Other Skills

MicroStation 95, Word for Windows, Excel, basic knowledge in TRIPS

10.

Present Position

Assoc. Professor, Department of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering,
Deputy Dean Faculty of Building and Civil Engineering, Riga Technical University

Head, Testing Laboratory of Road Building Materials

11.

Years within the University

Since 1981

12.

Key Qualifications

Experience in general project management; project planning, contracting, projects implementation in traffic safety projects in Latvia.

13.

Country Experience

Countries

Latvia

Estonia

14.

Professional Experience Record:

Date: from -

to (month/year)

January 1988 - till now

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University (former Riga Politechnical Institute)

Position

Assistant, Lecturer, Assoc.Professor, deputy Dean

Description

Lecture courses in Traffic Flow Theory, Traffic and Environment, Road Equipment, Railway Design and Railway in Ports, Traffic Planning for Doctoral, Master, Engineer and Bachelor students at Riga Technical University

Datums: sākot ar -

beidzot ar (mēnesis/gads)

March 2000 – until now

Darba izpildes vieta

Latvia

Kompānija

Riga Technical University

Ieņemamais amats

Laboratory of Road Building Materials, Head

Apraksts

Testing of bitumenous pavement mixtures

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May 2000 – until now

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, FGM AMOR (Austrija)

Position

National expert and contact person

Description

Promotion Of Results in Transport Research and Learning (PORTAL)

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 2001. – October 2002

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussess.

Position

National expert

Description

SOCRATES project “European Civil Engineering Education and Training - dissemination year” –www.euceet.utcb.ro

Date: from -

to (month/year)

December 1999 – May 2001.

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussess

Position

National expert

Description

SOCRATES project “European Civil Engineering Education and Training” www.euceet.utcb.ro

Date: from -

to (month/year)

December 1999 – March 2000

Location

Latvia

Company

SIA ZTF INŽENIERBŪVE

Position

Project manager

Description

Traffic organization project on expressroad A1 km 12,6


Date: from -

to (month/year)

Maijs 1999. – Decembris 1999.

Location

Latvia

Company

Riga Technical University

Position

Head of working team

Description

National Road Traffic Safety Programm – www.csdd.lv

Date: from -

to (month/year)

March 1999. – October 1999.

Location

Latvia

Company

SIA ZTF INŽENIERBŪVE

Position

Project manager

Description

Concept Of Traffic Organization and Road Safety Improvement For Central Part And Main Streets In Town Tukums

Date: from -

to (month/year)

September 1998 - October 1999.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

VIATEK (Finland), TRL (Great Britain), INZENIERBUVE

Position

Local expert

Description

PHARE project: Multi-country Road Safety

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 1998. -December 1999.

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

TRADEMCO (Greece), INZENIERBUVE

Position

Local expert

Description

PHARE project: An Evaluation of PHARE financed Multi-country Transport Programs

Date: from -

to (month/year)

April 1998.- November 1998

Location

Riga, Latvia

Company

Tallinn Technical University, INZENIERBUVE

Position

National expert

Description

PHARE project: CODE-TEN Project

Date: from -

to (month/year)

October 1997 - April 1998.

Location

Latvia

Company

ELT (Estonia)

Position

Local expert

Description

QUATTRO

Date: from -

to (month/year)

June - November 1996

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

"Black Spot" elimination method for Latvia’s roads.

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - November 1995

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

Traffic volume calculation method for Latvia’s road network

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - December 1994

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

Calculation method for losses caused by road traffic accidents.

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - December 1993

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

Road Traffic Safety Program within National Transport Development Program

Date: from -

to (month/year)

May - December 1994

Location

Latvia

Company

INZENIERBUVE

Position

Project manager, Expert

Description

Calculation method for losses caused by road traffic accidents.

15.

Others

  1. Traineeship in Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen - 1993.;

  2. Scholarship of Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst for stay in Ruhr University, Department of Traffic -1993.;

  3. Training courses “Road and Traffic Management” organized by SWEROAD 1995. ;

  4. Training courses “Traffic Safety Management for Central and Easteurope” organized by SIDA and VTI 1995.;

  5. Traineeship in Padova University 1998.

  6. Traineeship in Schellenberg Institut für Materialprüfung, Leipheim, Germany, 2000.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name Gunārs

Surname Ozolzīle

Address: 15 Lāpstu st. flat 55, RIGA, LV - 1005

Nationality: Latvian

Identity No: 300956 - 12605

Education

Scientific Degrees

1. Moscow State University 1986-1989 M Philosophy

2. Moscow State University 1992 D Sociology

3. Latvian University

Department of History 1975-1980

Work Experience

Since 2000 Associate Professor Chair of Sociology, Riga Technical University

1995-1994 Assistant Professor Ch Soc. Riga Technical University

1991-1994 senior lecturer Chair of Politology, Riga Technical University

1989-1991 assistant RPI Chair of Social politics Theories

1980-1989 scientific assistant RPI Sociologist Group

Scientific publications:

15 articles in scientific magazines

12 conference theses

1 other publication

Educational publications:

3 educational aids

5 methodical articles

3 programm of academic courses

Languages:

Latvian, Russian, German

Scientific research work:

7 research project, sponsored by international organizations and LZP

Participation in international project work:

Since 1998 Democracy: theory and practice

Since 1995 Social politics

Since 1992 Sociology

Since 1989 Political Science

The Political System in Latvia

Curriculum vitae

Proposed role in the project: Chancellor of RTU

  1. Family name: Taraskevics

  2. First names: Ronalds

  3. Date of birth: 23.11.1942

  4. Nationality: Polish

  5. Civil status: married

  6. Education: high

    Institution

    [ Date from - Date to ]

    Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

    Riga Technical University1999

    Dr.oec. Associated professor

    Riga Technical University 1992

    Dr. oec. Assistant professor

    RTU 1988

    Assistant professor

    RTU 1983

    Candidate of Economic sciences (equal to PhD)

    Riga Politechnical Institute (RPI) 1971

    Engineer-economist

  7. Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)

    Language

    Reading

    Speaking

    Writing

    Russian

    1

    1

    1

    Latvian

    1

    1

    1

    Polish

    1

    1

    1

  8. Membership of professional bodies:

  9. Other skills: (e.g. Computer literacy, etc.)

PC user (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint)

  1. Present position: Chancellor of RTU, Associated professor

  2. Years within the firm: 15

  3. Key qualifications:

  • Economics

  • Economics of higher education

  • Regional economics of personal development

  • Elaborating of finance plans

  • Management

  1. Specific experience in the region:

    Country

    Date from - Date to

  2. Professional experience

    Date from - Date to

    Location

    Company

    Position

    Description

    1971-1987

    Riga

    Riga Polytechnical Institute

    • Senior professor,

    • The head of educational department

    • Associated professor

    • Senior lecturer

    • Assistant of Vice Rector of Education

    • Education and scientific research

    • Official decision-making

    • Day-to-day management

    • University administration including personnel policy and finance

    1989- at present

    Riga

    RTU

    • Chancellor

    • Assistant professor

    • Assistant of Vice Rector of Education

    • Education and scientific research

    • Official decision-making

    • Day-to-day management

    University administration including personnel policy and finance

  3. Other relevant information (eg, Publications)

1991 Methodology of financing of educational System in Republic of Latvia

and …. Scientific publications

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Andris

Surname: Zvejnieks

Address: 68 Čaka st., flat 4, RIGA

Nationality: Latvian

Identity No: 060544-11356

Education:

Scientific Degrees

1. 1983-1984 Post graduate course at Latvian University

LR Certificate C-D No.00840 philosophy Dr. Philosophy

2. 1968-1972 Department of Philosophy Faculty of

History and Philosophy at Latvian

University

In – job Training

  1. EU-Phare Public Administration Reform Program, certificate gives the right

to teach Ethics to Civil Service applicants candidates

Present position:

Assistant Professor HI Philosophy Professor’s Group, Riga Technical University

History of educational work:

1993-1998 Assistant Professor Head of Chair

1988-1993 Assistant Professor

1977-1988 senior lecturer RPI

1972-1977 lecturer RPI

Languages: Latvian, Russian, English*, Bulgarian*

* Elementary level

Fields of scientific research:

Ethics History or philosophy

Social Philosophy

Academic Course:

Philosophy

Social Development Models

Introduction to Ethics

Ethics

Ethics in Science and Technology

European Classical Philosophy

Classical Philosophy

Major recent publications:

  1. Social Development Models, Lecture synopsis, R.:RTU

  1. Social Reality and Moral Innovations, vol.8.1 Arts & Social Science, pp98-102 , R.:RTU

  1. Social Reality& Morality in Contemporary Latvian Society, Reports at

International Conference “Society & Culture”, pp177-182, PU Liepaja

Curriculum Vitae

  1. First Name, Last Name: Victor Mironov

  2. Address: Kleistu 15-41, Riga, LV-1067

  3. Phone: Home: +371 7419153, Work: +371 708-92-70

  4. Birth date: October 07, 1941

  5. Is married

  6. Training:

1955 – 1959 Kalinin Coach Building Technical School, with highest grade, technique-mechanic

1961 – 1965 Kalinin Technical University, Russia, with highest grade, engineer-mechanic

1969 – 1972 Riga Technical University, Dissertation of g.

1974 – 1975, 10 months. Chalmers Technology University, Geteborg, Sweden.

Training and Logistics.

1972 – till today Riga Technical University, The senior lecturer of faculty of civil engineering.

1979, 2 months. Cvikkau Technical High School, Germany. Training in the field of dynamic methods of processing of materials.

1981, 2 months. Dresden Technical University. Training in the field of materials.

1980 – 1982 The Latvian institute on improvement of professional skill. Faculty of increase of pedagogical skill.

1984, 3 months. Byelorussia Technical Institute, Training in the field of repair and maintenance of building machines.

1986, 3 months. Moscow Technology of Chemistry Institute. Dissertation of Dr.Sc.

1984 –1989, 4 months. German Wismar Technical High School, Training in the Civil Engineering Faculty.

  1. Riga Technical University Latvia, Professor of Institute of the Building production, Civil Engineering faculty.

1992, 1 month. Linchoping’s Technical University Sweden. New material field.

1993, 1 month. Luleå and Geterborg Technical University Sweden. In the field of construction and materials.

7. Languages: Russian – Native, German – freely, English – freely, Latvian – freely.

8. Personal societies: Member of Latvian Society of Welding Specialists.

Member of Latvian Society of Material.

9. Jobs: Chief Secretary of International Conference “Welding. Technology, Equipment, Materials”.

1972 till today. RTU Civil Engineering faculty, chief teacher, Docent, Professor.

1969 – 1971 RTU, Mechanical faculty, Student.

1965 – 9169 Engineer of Riga Ship repair Plant

1959 –1961 Engineering of Kalinin Coach Building plant.

10. Activity: Publications: 4 books, 215 Science works, 30 methodical manuals and abstracts of the lectures, 132 inventions and patent

The deserved inventor of Latvia.

PC: Word, Excel.

Member of Volleyball command of teachers of RTU.

Driving license B category.

German-Russian Translator.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name Terēze

Family name ŠNEPSTE

Address Siguldas pag. Nākotnes str. 81, LV-2150

Phone business 7089207, home 7705551

Date of birth September 18, 1936

Nationality Latvian

Marital status Divorced

Education construction engineer, highest level

  1. Riga Polytechnical Institute, Faculty of Building Construction

  1. Upgrading at Jurmala Building board

1987/88 Pedagogical courses at RTU

  1. Master degree at Engineering sciences, RTU

  1. PC classes

Languages Latvian - native , Russian, English - fluent

Work experience

  1. up to now assistant professor at Proffessors Group of the Construction Technology, RTU

    1. lecturer at Insitute of Construction Technology

    1. geodesy technician at Riga TEP

    2. work for national economy

Other skills MS Word

Publications Professional study book “Construction technology” with J.Noviks, 1991.

Subjects of lecture courses

Construction Technology – at the Faculty of Architecture

Construction Technology – at the Faculty of Engineering Economy

Technology of building repair works – at the Faculty of Civil

Engineering

Technology of installation of sanitary systems

Other obligations

Guidance of pre-diploma practice for the candidates of diploma at the

Institute of Construction Industry

Secretary of State examination commission

14.1.Guidance of diploma works

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME Biršs Juris

YEAR OF BIRTH 1943

NATIONALITY Latvian

MARITAL STATUS Married

PRESENT POSITION Associate Professor (Docent) of the Division of

Building Materials aplication in Institute of

Materials and Constructions

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering,

Riga Technical University;

Associate Professor (Docent) of the Department of

Building Materials, Faculty of Civil Engineering.

EDUCATION Riga Polytechnical Institute, Faculty of Civil

Engineering, Department of Building Materials, 1970.

Received degree: Cand. Of Technical Sciences,

Moscow Institute Civil Engineering, 1987; g.

(Building Materials), Riga Technical University, 1992.

International Project “Testing in Baltic”, Helsinki,

VTT, 1993. – 1998.; 5 international technical

Workshop