Engineering

ECM3119 - Structural Engineering B (2010)

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MODULE TITLEStructural Engineering B CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3119 MODULE CONVENERDr Khurram Wadee (Coordinator), Dr Prakash Kripakaran
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
A good knowledge of the philosophies and techniques of structural design and analysis are essential elements of the training of civil engineers. This module introduces important concepts of both to students. In particular the module aims to consolidate and extend methods of analysis for both linear elastic and plastic modes of behaviour and to gain understanding of how these methods are applied to real structures, with an emphasis on steel, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete structures. Steel and concrete materials are much used in civil engineering despite their complex properties, simplified but realistic engineering approaches are therefore required for design purposes. The module also aims to give students an appreciation of the limitations of these methods, an understanding of the underlying philosophies of current professional Codes of Practice, and to gain competence in using appropriate methods for the design of simple structures.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
1. structural analyses: 1.1: review basic assumptions for linear elastic analyses, 1.2: moment distribution – as a simple iterative technique for carrying out a stiffness method, 1.3: influence lines, 1.4: plastic methods for limit analyses, 1.5: non-linear aspects of material behaviour and slenderness effects, 1.6: Perry-Robertson curves. 2. limit state design: 2.1: SLS and ULS concepts and associated partial safety factors & their significance in terms of stochastic behaviour. 3. structural materials: 3.1: an overview of steel production and fabrication, 3.2: an overview of concrete production, casting, and structural properties with consideration of shrinkage & creep, 4. steel plate girders: 4.1: stiffeners, 4.2: buckling – with consideration for ULS. 5. reinforced concrete beams: 5.1: cracked elastic behaviour for SLS; deflections & creep effects, 5.2 modes of failure for ULS, 5.2.1 under/over-reinforced modes of failure; plastic hinges & moment redistribution, 5.2.2 shear modes, 5.2.3 analytical models based on Bernoulli and/or equilibrium. 6. prestressed concrete beams: 6.1 forms and methods of construction, with consideration of losses of prestress, 6.2 stress diagrams and design for SLS, 6.3 Magnel diagrams for zero tension and/or limited tension, 6.4 tendon profiles and load balancing with post-tensioning, 6.5 anchorage of tendons.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Trahair, N.S, Bradford, M.A, Nethercot, D.A, Gardner, L The behaviour and design of steel structures to EC3 4th edition Taylor and Francis 2008 978-0-415-41866-9 [Library]
Set MacGregor, J G Reinforced Concrete – Mechanics and Design Prentice Hall 2009 000-0-132-33974-9 [Library]
Set Illston JM, Domone PLJ Construction Materials – Their Nature and Behaviour 3rd Spon 2001 [Library]
Set Gilbert; RI, Mickleborough; NC Design of Prestressed Concrete Spon Press 1990 978-0419161608 [Library]
Set The Steel Construction Institute (eds Davison, Buick, Owens, Graham, W) Steel Designers’ Manual The Steel Construction Institute (Blackwell Science Ltd) 2005 978-1-4051-3412-5 [Library]
Set Mosley; WH, Hulse; R, Bungey; JH Reinforced concrete design to EuroCode2 Macmillan 2012 978-0230500716 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2108, ECM2109
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined