STRU07011 2019 Structures 301

General Details

Full Title
Structures 301
Transcript Title
Structures 301
Code
STRU07011
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)
Tomas O Flaherty
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Description

This module details elementary theory and techniques used in the analysis of statically determinate and statically indeterminate structural systems for shear, moment and deflection. Stress analysis and fundamental strut instability topics are also covered.

This module also details and applies the principles and methods used in the design of structural concrete to EN1992.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Analyse the buckling of columns and the reactions, shear forces and bending moments in statically determinate frames.

2.

Analyse continuous beams and other statically indeterminate structures using the moment distribution method, including the calculation of reactions, shear forces and bending moments.

3.

Derive and apply equations for the analysis of composite beams in bending and beams subjected to unsymmetrical bending.

4.

Select an appropriate scheme design for a reinforced concrete building, defend design decisions and present findings both orally and in written form.

5.

Design and detail structural elements in reinforced concrete, and communicate the design in an appropriate manner.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered to full-time learners through a mix of formal lectures and design practical classes. 

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 an online virtual learning environment.

To reinforce the theoretical principles covered in lectures, learners will participate in design practicals and project work.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 65% continuous assessment and 35% final examination at the end of the semester

The continuous assessment is based on a design project work and structural analysis practicals.

The design project will be a group project work that will incorporate calculations, sketches, reports, drawings, presentations and interviews that will be assessed on an ongoing basis to provide both formative and summative assessment to the learner. Both individual and team performance will be assessed at different stages during this project work with an emphasis on teamwork. The design project work is interdisciplinary and linked with Geotechnical Engineering 301.

The structural analysis practicals will be used to demonstrate and apply theoretical structural analysis principles developed during lectures. 

Peer assessment will be incorporated into marks awarded for all practical work. The sizing of 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

Repeat Assessments

The learner must pass all elements of the continuous assessment.

Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project or an alternative project for assessment or a repeat exam paper at the repeat examination session.

Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination session.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
STRU06007 201900 Structural Mechanics 201 STRU06010 201900 Structural Design 202

Indicative Syllabus

Structural Analysis may include:

  1. Determinacy (Statically determinate and indeterminate structures).
  2. Moment distribution for continuous beams.
  3. Moment Distribution for frames.
  4. Bending (Unsymmetrical bending, Composite beams, Introduction to inelastic bending).
  5. Buckling of columns (Ideal column with pin supports, columns having various types of supports)

Indicative Laboratory Practicals:

  1. Buckling of struts.
  2. Moment distribution
  3. Introduction to computer modelling of structures.

Structural Design may include:

  1. Reinforced Concrete Beams (continuous rectangular beams, continuous flanged beams, curtailment of reinforcement).
  2. Reinforced Concrete Columns (classification and failure modes, the design of short columns resisting axial load and moments).
  3. Reinforced Concrete Foundations (pad footings).
  4. Reinforced Concrete Cantilever Retaining Walls (stability and bearing pressure analysis, design for bending, shear and durability).

Indicative Design Practicals

  1. Scheme design of a simple reinforced concrete building.
  2. Design and detailing of a simple reinforced concrete building.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Exam at Mid-Semester Formative Assessment - % Week 7 1,2,3
2 Structural Analysis Practicals Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3
3 Group Project Structural Design Continuous Assessment Project 45 % OnGoing 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam at end of semester Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Term 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Practical Engineering Laboratory Structural Analysis 0.5 Weekly 0.50
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Structural Design 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study and Project work 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Practical Engineering Laboratory Strucutral Analysis 0.5 Weekly 0.50
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Structural Design 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study and Project work 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  1. Mosley W.H, Hulse H and Bungey J.H., Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 
  2. Martin, L. and Purkiss, J., Concrete Design to EN 1992, p.372, Butterorth-Heinemann, 2006.
  3. Draycott T. and Bullman P., Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes, 2nd Edition, Butterworth−Heinemann, 2009.
  4. IStruct E., Manual for design of reinforced concrete building structures to EC2, The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2006.
  5. IStruct E., Standard Method of Detailing Structural Concrete: A Manual for Best Practice, 3rd Edition, The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2006.
  6. ICE, ICE Manual of Structural Design:Buildings, The Institution of Civil Engineers, 2012.
  7. EN 1992: Design of Concrete Structures
  8. Narayanan, R.S., Designers' guide to EN 1992-1-1 and EN 1992-1-2. Eurocode 2: design of concrete structures : general rules and rules for buildings and structural fire design, Thomas Telford, 2005.
Journal Resources

To be confirmed during module.

URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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