INCORPORATING UP-COMING STRUCTURAL REGULATIONS INTO UNIVERSITY COURSEWORK
University of La Rioja (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Within the Continuous Media Area we teach subjects related to structural calculation, in a year the new Structural Code will enter into force where for the first time in Spain the regulations until now separate from Concrete Structures, Steel Structures and Mixed Structures will be brought together. We intend to carry out a new Teaching Innovation Project and incorporate it into the subjects of the different grades and masters. After carrying out previous Teaching Innovation Projects, the valuation surveys carried out at the end indicate that both professional activities and the use of innovative technologies have added value to promote the motivation and interest of the students in monitoring the subjects taught. Known these previous data, it is intended to add an aspect that is vital in the training of an Industrial Engineer, the mandatory regulations in the calculation of structures. In addition, we want to get ahead of the changes in current regulations as the university must be able to respond to the demands of companies in the sector. In this case, a collaboration is proposed between the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and one of the most powerful international companies in structural calculation using finite elements (FEM) ANSYS. The methodology that we are going to use is made up of different activities for both teachers and students. The aim of the teachers is to study the draft of the new new structure regulations, to carry out a specialized course on the finite methods computer program and to evaluate possible effects of the future structure regulations on the facilities. For the students, the 3D modeling with the ANSYS program of structural elements, prototyping of joints for subsequent tests and the problem-based learning activity. At the end of the course, the aim is to carry out a survey of the student so that they can assess these activities. With this project we integrate the knowledge and skills of the students in the development of an engineering project.
Keywords: Teaching innovation, Transversality, Structures, Building modeling, Project Based Learning.