Engineering

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ECM2202 - Structures (2019)

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MODULE TITLEStructures CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2202 MODULE CONVENERProf Stana Zivanovic (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 2 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module builds on earlier modules to give you exposure to real structures problems and will help you to develop a fuller understanding of the mechanical behaviour of structures and its application to engineering design.

You will increase your ability with mathematical analysis and in particular its application to solving problems in structures. Moreover, you will have further developed your experimental skills and awareness of health and safety practice within engineering.


Prerequisite module: ECM1206 Mechnics or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

This course addresses a range of topics essential to the understanding and solution of civil engineering problems. These include: loads, strain, bending, deflection and rotation, and flexibility.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1 explain and utilise strain energy methods

2 compute beam deflections for single, multi-span, prismatic and non-prismatic beams

3 determine the static indeterminacy of beam and 2D frame structures

4 use Macaullay's method to derive the deflection in statically determinate and indeterminate prismatic beams

5 use virtual work to find unknown reactions, bending moments etc. in statically determinate 2D structures

6 use virtual work to find deflections and rotations in statically determinate 2D structures

7 employ the flexibility method to find bending moments in statically indeterminate 2D structures

8 evaluate the maximum plastic moment of beams with simple cross sections (rectangular or I-beams)

9 estimate the plastic collapse load of simple 2D structures

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

10 demonstrate improved experimental skills and awareness of health and safety practice in laboratory classes

11 show increased ability with mathematical analysis and in particular its application to solving problems

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

12 illustrate developed problem solving and presentation skills, (e.g. through submission of laboratory reports)

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- this module builds on earlier modules to give you exposure to methods applicable to real structures problems;

- the methods covered are fundamental to the understanding and the solution of civil engineering problems;

- furthermore, where appropriate (e.g. in laboratories), you are reminded of health and safety, and a formal risk assessment is presented to you as part of the College's commitment to fostering an awareness of risk issues in engineering.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 35.00 Guided Independent Study 115.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 11 Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Laboratories
Guided independent study 115 Guided independent study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
       
       
       
       
       
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Formal Examination 70 2 hours 1-9 Mark returned
Coursework Laboratory reports 10 6 hours 3,6,7,8,9-12 Report marked and returned
Coursework - end of lecture worksheet 20 2 hours 1-9 Marked and returned
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
All above Examination (100%) All August Ref/Def Period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Gere, JM, Goodno, B J Mechanics of Materials Cengage Learning 2013 978-0495438076 [Library]
Set Bhatt, P Structures Longman 1999 0582312221 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1206
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 09 March 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Structures, Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis, Structural Design