20 credits at level HE6
This module is an advanced level structural analysis and design course building on the first and second levels of the degree course. Its purpose is to develop the students’ further understanding of engineering principles and their ability to apply them to advanced engineering analytical and design problems, to attain optimum solutions.
PART 1 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (Approx 50%)
Plastic analysis of beams and statically indeterminate frames
Buckling analysis of struts using first principles
Analysis of composite sections
Shear stress and torsion
Computer based analysis and design
PART 2 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (Approx 25%)
Design of pre-stressed concrete beams
Design of reinforced concrete foundations and retaining walls
Design of composite sections
PART 3 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (Approx 25%)
Design of welded plate girders
Design of steel columns
Design of eccentric bolted connections
A mixture of some or all of the following will take place during the weekly sessions over the course of the semester: lectures, tutorials, design workshops and exam.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures & Tutorials 48 hours
Course work preparation 35 hours
Self Study 114 hours
End Examination 3 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.||Be able to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques.
||Be able to use the method of plastic analysis and other modelling techniques to identify, classify and describe the performance of beams, and statically indeterminate frames.|
|2.||Understand appropriate codes of practice and industry standards.
Produce design calculations for steel and concrete structures using Eurocodes and industry standards.
|3.||Be able to apply quantitative methods and computer software relevant to the engineering discipline, in order to solve engineering problems.
Apply quantitative analysis methods, modelling techniques, and computer software for solving structural engineering problems and preparing a design solution.
|4.||Understand and be able to use technical literature and other information sources.
||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of technical literature and its applications in design|
|5.||Be able to identify and manage cost drivers.
Able to find the minimum serviceable size of a steel/pre-stressed concrete beam section for a particular load condition and particular design criteria.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Assignment covering both analysis and design (||Exam covering both analysis and design|
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:
Megson T. H. G. (2005) Structural and Stress Analysis. 2nd edition. Oxford. Butterworth Heinemann
Garrison, P. (2011) Basic Structures. 2nd edition. Chichester. Wiley-Blackwell
Hulse, R. and Cain, J. (2009) Structural Mechanics: Worked Examples. Palgrave Macmillan
Williams, M. and Todd, J.D. (2000) Structures: Theory and Analysis. Basingstoke. Macmillan
Gardner, L and Nethercot, D. (2010) Designer’s guide to Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures,
Trahair, N.S., Bradford, M.A. and Nethercot, D.A. and Gardner, L. (2008) The behaviour and design of steel structures to EC3. 4th Edition. London. Taylor and Francis
Mosley, W. H, Bungey, J.H and Hulse, R. (2007) Reinforced concrete design to Eurocode 2, 6th edition, Palgrave Macmillan
Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2, IStructE, September 2006
Designers’ Guide to EN 1993-1-1, Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures general rules and rules for buildings, Thomas Telford Ltd
Draycott, T. and Bullman, P. (2009) Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes. 2nd Edition. Oxford. Butterworth Heinemann
Arya, C. (2003) Design of Structural Elements, 2nd edition, Spon Press
McKenzie W M (2004) Design of Structural Steelwork, Macmillan Press
BSI (2007) PP 1990:Structural Eurocodes, Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for students of structural design. 2nd edition. British Standards Institution
BS EN 1992-1-1:2004 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures- Part 1-1 General rules and rules for buildings, British Standard Institute
NA to BS EN 1992-1-1:2004 UK National Annex
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