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ECMM108 - Advanced Structural Engineering (2010)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Structural Engineering CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM108 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
The general aim of this module is to extend the understanding of structural behaviour by studying new advanced concepts in the context of design and/or assessment of 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
The syllabus will be based on the following 5 main themes: 1. Review linear methods of analysis: 1.1 analyses based on matrix and finite element methods - particularly for frames and plates; 1.2 significance of statical indeterminacy as regards thermal effects, lack of fit, and structural integrity; 2. Study of more general forms of structure: 2.1 plates/slabs, including flat slabs, and modelling with elastic theories such as Kirchhoff and Reissner-Mindlin and FE models for SLS; 2.2 Arches and vaults. 3. Dynamic behaviour of structures: 3.1 dynamic behaviour, vibration characteristics of frames and plates; 3.2 applications to seismic response and diagnostic tests of structural integrity; 4. Non-linear behaviour: 4.1 due to material (e.g. plasticity) and/or geometric non-linearities; buckling and post-buckling of elastic structures, buckling of real columns. 5. Limit analysis in design/or assessment: 5.1 strut and tie models; 5.2 yield line and equilibrium strip methods as limit analyses for ULS.
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 100 Written Exams 0 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 Chopra AK Dynamics of Structures: theory and applications to earthquake engineering 2nd Prentice Hall 2001 000-0-130-86973-2 [Library]
Set Bazant, Z. P. & Cedolin, L Stability of Structures Oxford University Press. Also available in paperback from Dover Publications 1991 000-0-195-05529-2 [Library]
Set MacGregor, J G Reinforced Concrete – Mechanics and Design Prentice Hall 2009 000-0-132-33974-9 [Library]
Set El Naschie M S Stress, Stability and Chaos in Structural Engineering: An energy approach McGraw-Hill 1990 000-0-077-07310-X [Library]
Set Cook; R.D. et al Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis 4th Wiley 2002 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined