STRU07007 2019 Structural Mechanics 301H

General Details

Full Title
Structural Mechanics 301H
Transcript Title
Structural Mechanics 301H
Code
STRU07007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
STRU - Structures
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Bill O'Kelly-Lynch
Programme Membership
SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering (Add-on)
Description

This module explores inelastic deformations and residual stress. The behaviour of complex elements under torsion and shear loading, and the buckling of struts under eccentric and lateral loads are addressed. This module also provides an introduction to the analysis of statically indeterminate beams

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Develop and apply equations to evaluate inelastic stress

2.

Analyse non-circular members under torsional loading and formulate equations to evaluate shear flow and to locate the shear centre.

3.

Formulate equations using virtual work to determine slopes and deflections in statically determinate structures

4.

Analyse statically indeterminate beams by the method of integration

5.

Formulate equations to analyse struts under eccentric and lateral loading

6.

Perform laboratory experiments, interpret results and report findings.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Delivery of material by formal lecture, supplemented by laboratory experimental work (where appropriate) to reinforce key concepts, and augmented by independent learning. To motivate learning, and to enable learners to check their progress towards achieving the learning outcomes, problem sheets are provided

Module Assessment Strategies

A mix of final semester examination (80%) and practical work and reporting (20%).

An overall pass mark of 40% must be obtained to pass the module.

Repeat Assessments

Learners shall repeat the failed elements. The leaner must then achieve an overall mark of 40% to pass the module

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
STRU06009 201300 Structural Mechanics 202H STRU06008 201900 Structural Mechanics 201H

Indicative Syllabus

1.      Axial load.  Inelastic axial deformation. Residual stress

2.      Bending. Inelastic bending. Residual stress. Elementary plastic analysis of beams.

3.      Shear. Shear flow in built-up members. Shear flow in thin-walled members. Shear centre.

4.      Torsion. Solid non-circular shafts. Thin-walled close tubes.

5.      Virtual Work. Concepts. Displacements of pin-jointed trusses. Slopes and deflections in statically determinate beams and frames.

6.      Struts. Behaviour under eccentric loads. Laterally loaded struts.

INDICATIVE PRACTICALS

Problem solving sessions.

 Experimental Work:

  • Plastic bending
  • Analysis of a continuous and indeterminate beams (deflections and reactions).
  • Shear centre
  • Principle of superposition

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practicals Practical Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 6
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 80 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Presentation of theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Engineering Laboratory Experimental work 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Review/study module material 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Presentation of theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Not Specified Experimental work 15 Once Per Semester 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Review/study module material 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Hibbeler, R.C. Mechanics of Materials, 10th Edition in SI units, Pearson, 2018

Journal Resources

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URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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