ENG09031 2019 Soil - Structure Interaction
Geotechnical and structural engineers approach soil - structure interaction differently. Geotechnical engineers focus on the soil, while structural engineers focus on the structural elements. In reality, it is necessary to create models that take into account the real behaviour of both the soil and the structure. This module examines numerical modelling and soil - structure interaction, ranging from the simple to the complex. At the end of this module geotechnical and structural engineers should have a better understanding of soil - structure interaction and be better able to apply numerical techniques to soil - structure problems.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Select an appropriate soil - structure interaction model for a given application
Synthesis data from testing and determine appropriate parameters for use in soil - structure interaction models
Develop solutions to soil - structure interaction applications
Validate solutions obtained from commercially available software packages
Compare and contrast discrete spring and continuum models for soil - structure interaction applications
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered to part-time online learners through a mix of live online lectures and online tutorials. The lectures and tutorials will be recorded and made available to the learners through Moodle.
Workshops will also be used to bring learners together for special lectures or design workshops.
Module Assessment Strategies
This modules is 60% continuous assessment and 40% final examination at the end of the semester. The continuous assessment is by both group and individual project work. Some of the project work is interdisciplinary and link with Design of Building Structures.
The sizing the slice method of group assessment (Clelford & Hopkins, 2014) will be used to allocate marks to the individual members of the project group. A copy of this method of allocating marks will be given to the students at the start of the module.
Clelford, T. & Hopkins, A., 2014. Sizing the Slice: Assessing Individual Performance in Group Projects, CEBE Funded Case Study retrieved on 5/12/2014 from http://www‑new1.heacademy.ac.uk/cebe/themes/alldisplay? type=resources&newid=casestudies/cebe/sizing_the_slice&site=cebe
The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination.
Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project again for assessment.
Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination session.
- Analytical models
- Constitutive modelling
- Advance testing and determination of model parameters
- Finite element and finite difference modelling, introduction to discrete element modelling
- Subgrade reaction, Winkler spring, models
- Beams on elastic foundations
- Pile under lateral loading, pile under axial loading, piled raft
- Deep basements
- Serviceability calculations
- Integral bridge abutments
- Risk and failure case studies
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project work||Continuous Assessment||Project||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||40 %||End of Semester||1,2,3|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Lecture||Online||Live online lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Tutorial||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent learning||6||Weekly||6.00|
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