20 credits at level HE4
To introduce the factors which underpin the design of basic structural elements. The students will use codes of practice and associated design aids, to enable simple structural elements to be designed in various materials. This module is also designed to further develop students’ skills in mathematics, involving studying areas of higher level mathematics required for advanced levels of study.
Structural Steel: Standard steel sections and materials; Design of beams; Design of stanchions; Design of simple connections
Reinforced Concrete: Ultimate strength of sections; Design of simply supported beams and slabs; Design of axially loaded columns; Design of simple bases.
Differential Calculus: Derivatives of basic functions; Product and quotient rules
Chain rule for function of a function; Second derivative; Local maxima and minima
Integral Calculus: Integrals of basic functions; The definite integral and the area bounded by the curve of a graph; Integration by simple algebraic substitution
Matrix Algebra: Arithmetic of matrices.; Determinants and inverse matrices; Application to solution of simultaneous linear equations.
Learning sessions will include lectures, seminars and workshops. Use will be made of demonstrations and case studies.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures 48 hours
Tutorials 12 hours
Assessment and preparation 40 hours
Self study and coursework 100 hours
TOTAL 200 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Determine design loads for buildings.||Calculate design loads to be carried by slabs, beams and columns|
|2.||Design simple structural elements in reinforced concrete and structural steelwork.||Produce viable solutions to the problems raised by the need to design elements in concrete and steel.|
|3.||Understand and interpret engineering drawings. Preparation of neat calculations and drawings.||
Produce calculations, sketches/drawings to an acceptable, standard.
|4.||Be able to apply a range of advanced techniques for the solution of mathematical problems in civil engineering||Choose relevant methods and demonstrate appropriate accuracy in solving mathematical problems in civil engineering|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Structural Analysis Assignment||2 hour unseen examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Mosley et al (2007) RC Beam Design to Eurocode 2 6th Edition
IStructE (2020) Manual for the Design of Building Structures to Eurocode 1 & Basis of Structural Design
IStructE (2006) Manual for the Design of Concrete Building Structures to Eurocode 2
IStructE (2010) Manual for the Design of Steelwork Building Structures to Eurocode 3
Millais M (Current Edition) Building Structures from Concepts to Design
Drycott & Bullman (current edition) Structural Elements Design Manual – Working with Eurocodes
Arya, Charakya (current edition) Design of Structural Elements – Designs to BS & Eurocodes
Eorocodes 0,1,2 and 3 (current editions)
Stroud, Ken (2007) Engineering Mathematics 6th Edition
Croft T (2008) Mathematics for Engineers 3rd Edition
Bird JO (2007) Engineering Mathematics 5th Edition
Hicks et al (2007) Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations 2nd Edition
Kreyszig E (2006) Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Stroud KA (2003) Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Abbott P (current edition) Teach Yourself Calculus
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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