Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Process Structures and Pipe-Racks
Study: Máster in Structural Engineering of Industrial Constructions (373)

Coordinating teacher: VADILLO MARTIN, GUADALUPE

Department assigned to the subject: Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students who successfully pass the course achieve the following learning outcomes: 1. Ability to project, calculate and design products, processes, facilities and plants in the field of Industrial Construction. 2. Knowledge and skills to project, calculate and build conventional and advanced structural solutions. 3. Knowledge and understanding of aspects related to the design, calculation and analysis of pipe-racks.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Process structures - Definition and typology of the different process structures. - Fundamental design considerations of process structures. - Applicable loads: permanent, wind, earthquake or supported equipment load combinations 2. Definition and typology of pipe racks. - Fundamental design considerations in pipe trays - Applicable loads: permanent, wind, earthquake, supported equipment load combinations. 3. Practical cases.
Learning activities and methodology
The training activities developed in the course are: -Theoretical and practical lessons -Individual and group work -Development of practical cases -Individualized and group tutoring Using as a methodology -Exposition by the teacher of the fundamental concepts of the subject -Discussion, under the teacher supervision, of topics related to the content of the course -Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. -Preparation of work and reports individually and in groups
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • . Base Plate and Anchor Rod Design . AISC-STEEL DESIGN GUIDE 1.
  • . Guidelines for Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Facilities. ASCE.
  • . Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and other Structures. ASCE-7/16 .
  • . Specification for Steel Structural Buildings. AISC-360/16 .
  • . Wind Loads for Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities.. ASCE.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.