STRU07008 2019 Structural Analysis 302H

General Details

Full Title
Structural Analysis 302H
Transcript Title
Structural Analysis 302H
Code
STRU07008
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 distinguishes between statically determinate and statically indeterminate structural systems and highlights the implications indeterminacy has for structural analysis. The analysis of statically determinate structures for moving loads is also investigated. Techniques to analyse statically indeterminate structures are introduced.

This module is designed to be delivered over 8 teaching weeks to facilitate students going on work placement

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Model structural forms and distinguish between statically determinate and statically indeterminate structural systems

2.

Analyse cables for concentrated and distributed loads

3.

Analyse statically determinate structures for moving loads

4.

Calculate deflections and slopes in statically determinate structures

5.

Determine reactions, shear forces and bending moments for statically indeterminate structures

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. Determinacy and stability. Statically determinate v statically indeterminate structures.

2. Cables. Concentrated loads. Uniformly distributed loads.

3. Influence Lines for Statically Determinate Structures. Beams and trusses. Qualitative influence lines (Muller-Breslau). Series of concentrated loads.

4. Deflections and Slopes in Statically Determinate Structures. Conjugate beam method.

5. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures. Conjugate beam method. Slope-deflection method. Moment distribution method.

Indicative practicals (to supplement theory)

  • Influence lines for statically determinate structures (reactions, shear and moment)
  • Settlement of supports for statically indeterminate beam
  • Analysis of symmetrical frames
  • Analysis of asymmetrical frames

 

 

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 Practical 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 5 Weekly 5.00
Laboratory 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 6.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Presentation of theory 5 Weekly 5.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory 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 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Hibbeler, R.C. Structural Analysis, 9th Edition in SI units, Pearson, 2017

Megson, T.H.G. Structural and Stress Analysis, 4th Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2019

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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