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1. General information
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Lecturer: JESUS ANTONIO LOPEZ PERALES - Group(s): 20 
Phone number
Office hours
San Isidro Labrador/202
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 12,00 to 14,00 h.

2. Pre-Requisites

No prerequisites are required, but in order to achieve the learning outcomes it is recommended to have passed the first and second year subjects, in particular:

  • First year: Algebra, Calculus and Differential Equations, Physics I, Physics II and Graphic Expression.
  • Second year: Calculus of Structures and Electrification. The first subject is fundamental for a correct follow up of the contents of Agro-industrial Constructions I, as it establishes the principles of resistance of materials and calculation of structures, essential to be able to carry out metallic structure and reinforced concrete constructions.
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The professional competences of the Agricultural Engineer (Order CIN/323/2009 of 9 February) include the ability to draw up and sign projects and the management of works aimed at the construction or reform of agrifood industries.

This subject is of great interest within the Degree in Agricultural and Agri-Food Engineering (mention in Agricultural and Food Industries), as it teaches the student the design and dimensioning procedures of agro-industrial constructions conceived with metallic structures.

The subject is closely related to the subjects of Structural Calculation and Electrification, with Agro-industrial Constructions II and with the subject of Installations in Agro-food Industries.

On a second level, the subject is also closely related to other subjects such as Industrial Design or Projects

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E54 Ability to know, understand and use the principles of engineering in the agri-food industries
E57 Ability to know, understand and use the engineering principles of works and facilities
E58 Ability to know, understand and use the principles of agro-industrial constructions
G02 Computer knowledge
G03 Speaking and writing skills
G04 Analysis and synthesis capacity
G06 Ability to manage information
G07 Problem resolution
G08 Decision-making
G13 Teamwork
G14 Autonomous Learning
G16 Creativity
G19 Quality Motivation
G21 Ability to apply practical knowledge
G24 Capacity for the prior preparation, conception, drafting and signing of projects whose purpose is the construction, reform, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacture, installation, assembly or exploitation of movable or immovable property that by its nature and characteristics are included in the technique of agricultural and livestock production (facilities or buildings, farms, infrastructures and rural roads), the agri-food industry (extractive, fermentative, dairy, canning, fruit and vegetable, meat, fishing, salting industries and, in general, any other dedicated to the preparation and/or transformation, conservation, handling and distribution of food products) and gardening and landscaping (urban and/or rural green spaces, parks, gardens, nurseries, urban trees, etc., public or private sports facilities and environments for landscape recovery)
G25 Adequate knowledge of physical problems, technologies, machinery and water and energy supply systems, the limits imposed by budgetary factors and construction regulations, and the relationships between facilities or buildings and farms, agri-food industries and spaces related to the gardening and landscaping with their social and environmental environment, as well as the need to relate them with human needs and the preservation of the environment.
G26 Ability to direct the execution of projects related to agri-food industries, agricultural farms and green spaces and their buildings, infrastructures and facilities, the prevention of risks associated with this execution and the supervision of multidisciplinary teams and human resources management, in accordance with deontological criteria.
G29 Ability to direct and manage all kinds of agri-food industries, agricultural and livestock farms, urban and/or rural green spaces, and public or private sports areas, with knowledge of new technologies, quality processes, traceability and certification and the marketing and commercialization techiniques of food products and cultivated plants
G31 Ability to solve problems with creativity, initiative, methodology and critical thinking
G33 Ability to search for and use the rules and regulations relating to their field of action
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Knowledge of the procedures for determining and calculating the actions to be applied on a building.
Knowledge of the different construction elements that make up a building.
Knowledge of the methods and procedures for calculating and dimensioning the elements of a steel structure, verifying the safety against ultimate limit states (instability and resistance) and against service limit states (deformation).
Development of the ability to design and project steel structures.
Development of the ability to design, calculate and dimension connections in steel structures, both bolted and welded.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Buildings
    • Unit 1.1: Design and Codes in agroindustrial construction
    • Unit 1.2: Constructive members
    • Unit 1.3: Actions on building
  • Unit 2: Steel structures
    • Unit 2.1: Calculation bases. Design
    • Unit 2.2: Ultimate Limit States (ULS)
    • Unit 2.3: Serviceability Limit States (SLS)
  • Unit 3: Steel connections
    • Unit 3.1: Tipology of connections
    • Unit 3.2: Bolted connections
    • Unit 3.3: Welded connections
    • Unit 3.4: Bases of columns
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences (only degrees before RD 822/2021) ECTS Hours As Com Description
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Case Studies E54 E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G14 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 2 50 Y N Students will be asked to carry out a series of tasks to reinforce their knowledge of the calculation of steel structure construction elements. This activity is not recoverable. If the student decides not to hand in the assignments, he/she will be able to pass the course if he/she passes the evaluation tests, as the practical part, which is the most valued part, is based on these practical cases.
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 0.6 15 Y N All theoretical content will be covered in class, with those that are more difficult for the student or of greater relevance to the subject being taught in depth.
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E54 E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 1 25 Y N Carrying out practical work to calculate different structural steel elements and their joints.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E54 E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G14 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 1.6 40 N N Student study of the theory and problem of the subject.
Mid-term test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E54 E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 0.3 7.5 Y Y Two written mid-term exams with theory and problems, eliminatory from 4 (out of 10). If this grade is not obtained, it will be made up in the official exams. These mid-term exams are held throughout the term.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E54 E57 E58 G02 G03 G04 G06 G07 G08 G13 G14 G16 G19 G21 G24 G25 G26 G29 G31 G33 0.5 12.5 Y N Practical work on the calculation of structural steel construction elements and their connections.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Projects 20.00% 0.00% Exercises on the calculation of structural steel elements and their connections. Delivery will be made at the end of the four-month period, although it is possible to make partial deliveries before the indicated date.
Mid-term tests 70.00% 0.00% In order to be able to add the percentages of the rest of the assessment systems, it is necessary to obtain a minimum mark of 4/10 in the assessment tests. In the official exams, the student will be examined in the part(s) in which he/she has not achieved the grade of 4/10.
Assessment of active participation 10.00% 0.00% The active participation of the student in the theoretical and practical classes will be valued.
Final test 0.00% 100.00% In this test, the theoretical and practical knowledge developed during the course will be evaluated in the official exams.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    In order to pass the course, a minimum mark of 4/10 will be required in each of the parts of the course obtained in the assessment tests, and the final mark must be equal to or higher than 5.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    There will be a final exam in which all the theoretical and practical content taught during the academic year will be covered.
    A mark of 5 or more is required to pass the subject.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
The same as in the ordinary exam.
In continuous assessment, the marks obtained in the work and in the assessment of class participation in the ordinary exam will be kept, and the part(s) of the subject(s) not passed in the ordinary exam will have to be made up.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
The same as in non-continuous evaluation.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 3): Buildings
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 10
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 8
Mid-term test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5

Unit 2 (de 3): Steel structures
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 20
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 10
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 16
Mid-term test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 5

Unit 3 (de 3): Steel connections
Activities Hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Case Studies] 20
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 10
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 16
Mid-term test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
ARGÜELLES ÁLVAREZ, R; ARGÜELLES BUSTILLO, R; ATIENZA REALES, J.R; ARRIAGA MARTITEGUI, F; MARTÍNEZ CALLEJA, J.J Estructuras de acero. Uniones y sistemas estructurales (2ª edición) Madrid Bellisco 9788496486539 2015  
ARGÜELLES ÁLVAREZ, R; ARRIAGA MARTITEGUI, F; ARGÜELLES BUSTILLO, R; ATIENZA REALES, J.R. Estructuras de acero. Cálculo, Norma Básica y Eurocódigo Madrid Bellisco 2005  
European Commitee for Standardization EN 1993-1-8. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part. 1-8. Design of joints Book Brussels, Belgium 2005  
LÓPEZ PERALES, J.A.; LÓPEZ GARCÍA, L.; MORALES RODRÍGUEZ, P. Problemas de estructura metálica Cuenca UCLM 978-84-9044-149-7 2015  
MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO Instrucción de acero estructural Madrid Ministerio de Fomento 978-84-498-0917-0 2012 Ficha de la biblioteca
MONFORT LLEONART, J. Estructuras metálicas para edificación Valencia Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 9788483630211 2006  
MONFORT LLEONART, J; PARDO ROS, J.L; GUARDIOLA VILLORA, A. Problemas de estructuras metálicas adaptados al Código Técnico Valencia Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 9788483633229 2008  
The Steel Construction Institute and The British Constructional Steelwork Association Joints in steel construction: Simple joints to Eurocode 3. Publication P358 Book Ascot, U.K. SCI/BCSA 2011  

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