Engineering

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ECMM158 - Active and Passive Structural Control (2019)

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MODULE TITLEActive and Passive Structural Control CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM158 MODULE CONVENERDr Maria Rosaria Marsico (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 0
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

By studying this module you will develop an understanding of principles and practices of structural control. You will appreciate the advantages of implementing active and passive devices in historical and modern structures and have an insight into the new technology for structural control. You will familiarize with innovative technologies to control human-induced vibrations to structures and to protect structures from seismic events. You will experience design principles employed at the cutting edge of vibrations control devices.

AIMS - intentions of the module

To develop a deeper understanding of the nature of earthquakes and human-induced vibrations to structures, and their effect on engineering systems. To develop abilities to design devices to control vibrations in civil structures and strategic buildings

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1fl, SM2fl, SM3fl, EA1fl, EA2fl, EA3fl, D1fl, D2fl, D3fl, ET1fl, ET2fl, ET4fl, ET5fl, ET6fl, EP1fl, EP2fl, EP3fl, EP4fl, G1fl, G2fl, G3fl, G4fl

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Determine appropriate technologies to control vibrations in structures;
2. Identify innovative technologies to control vibrations.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

3. Understanding of the response of the structure under seismic events;
4. Identify appropriate technologies to prevent catastrophic effects.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

5. Undertake independent studies;
6. Work in a team and solve advanced engineering problems.
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
  1. Introduction to active and passive structural control;
  2. Tuned Mass Dampers;
  3. Viscous Dampers;
  4. Rubber Bearing;
  5. Friction Pendulum;
  6. Active Control;
  7. Case studies;
  8. Laboratory sessions.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 21 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 13 Tutorials with individual support
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 3 Participative group case study exercises to stimulate discussion and provide student feedback
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 3 Laboratory sessions
Guided independent study 110 Carrying out Individual assignments, preparing group seminar, watching videos, reading and research

 

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

There will be opportunities to reflect on and review work undertaken towards assessed Coursework

    Discussion with Tutorials
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written coursework on real case study 30 Up to 10 pages 1,2,3,6 Paper marked and returned
Examination 70 2 hours - Summer Exam Period 1,4,5,7,8 Mark 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
As above Examination All August ref/def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

All referred/deferred assessments will be by written exam

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:

Journal papers and recent conference papers.

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Chopra AK Dynammics of Structures Prentics Hall 1995 [Library]
Set Kelly JM Earthquate Resistant Design with Rubber 2 Sringer-Verlag 1996 [Library]
Set Farzad Naeim, Kelly JM Design of Seismic Isolated Structures from Theory to Practic John Wiley 1999 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Passive control, base isolation, rubber bearing, friction pendulum, active control, tuned mass dampers, vibration control, viscous dampers, design spectrum, mode shapes, buckling, roll-out.