STRU06005 2012 Structures 101

General Details

Full Title
Structures 101
Transcript Title
Structures 101
Code
STRU06005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
STRU - Structures
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kathryn Ryan
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering *** Copy *** SG_ECIVI_C06 201200 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EENVI_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering SG_ECIVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EENVE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
Description

The student will learn how to determine reactions and analyse simple systems of forces and two-dimensional frames. 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Manipulate formulae and carry out calculations with fundamental and derived units

2.

Analyse systems of concurrent, coplanar forces using graphical and analytical methods

3.

Calculate reactions for simple statically determinate beams and frames

4.

Analyse simple framed structures using graphical and analytical methods

Module Assessment Strategies

1.  2 hour written final exam

2.  1 hour mid-semester assessment

3.  Submission of drawings and practical copy

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Fundamental units and systems of units mass, length and time. Gravitational force. Derived units for force, area, volume and density
  2. Concurrent coplanar forces. Triangle, parallelogram and polygon of forces. Equilibrant and resultant of a system of forces. Equilibrium. Resolution of forces into components and analytical solutions. Laws of equilibrium. Solution of forces in trusses by resolution at joints.  Bow's notation and graphical solutions.
  3. Non-concurrent coplanar forces. Moment of a force. Method of sections. Couples.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

  1. Graphical solution of concurrent coplanar systems of forces using triangle, parallelogram and polygon of forces
  2. Analytical check of graphical solutions
  3. Graphical constructions for the solution of framed structures using Bow's notation
  4. Method of sections for solution of framed structures

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Drawing, Practical copy Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Continuous Assessment 1 hour written exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 7 1,2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study and practical work 3 Weekly 3.00
Practical Flat Classroom Drawings and problem solving 2 Fortnightly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Essential Reading

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Garrison, P.

Basic Structures, 2nd Edition

Wiley-Blackwell

2011

Recommended Reading

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Yeomans, D.

How Structures Work: Design and Behaviour from Bridges to Buildings

Wiley-Blackwell

2009

Meriam, J.L. & Kraige, L.G.

Engineering Mechanics

Wiley

2007

Seward, D. Understanding Structures: analysis, materials, design

Palgrave Macmillan

2009

Smith, P.S.

Introduction to Structural Mechanics

Palgrave Macmillan

2001

       

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None