10 credits at level HE6
To develop the student's understanding of the design process from initial concept to final scheme.
To extend the student's knowledge of the design of structural assemblies.
To encourage students to research published information on existing structures.
The design process from initial concept to a decision on a final scheme.
The role of the engineer in the design team.
Choice of appropriate structural material.
Health and safety.
Economics, including the implications of long spans.
Loading and load paths, wind loads.
Bracing and stability, robustness and tying.
Movements: thermal, moisture, deflection, creep.
Initial sizing of members.
Ground floor slabs.
Floors and frames.
Shear walls and cores.
Portal frames; economics of haunching, plastic instability, types.
Multi-storey frames; rigid, braced and composite construction.
Bridges in general.
Design Exercise On A Significant Structure
Structural design from inception to detail
Learning sessions will include lectures, seminars and tutorials. Use will be made of case studies.
Indicative Learning Hours: Lectures 26 hours )
Tutorials 4 hours )
Workshops 8 hours ) Total Class Contact 38 hours
Coursework Preparation 20 hours
Self Study 40 hours
Examination 2 hours
Total 100 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Know methods for preliminary analysis and design of structural elements and assemblies||
Chose standard design and analysis methods for rational reasons, and apply them correctly.
|2.||Appreciate load paths and structural stability requirements||Appraise a structure and describe its function. Propose solutions that are workable and safe|
|3.||Be able to communicate using clear presentations, sketches and drawings.||Produce presentations, sketches and drawings which are clear and reasonably complete.|
|4.||Be able to think logically.||Produce designs which are coherent with critical factors addressed|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Presentation on an existing structure||Design submission, evaluating an existing structure.||Unseen 2 hours examination|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Professional journals e.g. The Structural Engineer
New Civil Engineer
Relevant publications by CIRIA, BCA, SCI and TRADA
Relevant UK and European codes and standards
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