STRU08003 2019 Structural Analysis 401H

General Details

Full Title
Structural Analysis 401H
Transcript Title
Structural Analysis 401H
Code
STRU08003
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
STRU - Structures
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
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 further develops the material covered in Structural Analysis 302H to include the analysis of structural systems using the flexibility and stiffness methods. The plastic design of beam/frames and slabs is considered. An introduction to structural dynamics is also provided

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Formulate and apply flexibility methods for the analysis of statically indeterminate elastic structural systems

2.

Derive the structure stiffness matrix and use it to analyse trusses, beams and frames

3.

Analyse statically indeterminate structures for moving loads

4.

Formulate and apply appropriate methods for the plastic analysis of structural systems

5.

Compute the dynamic response for simple dynamic loads

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 relevant) to reinforce key concepts, 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
STRU07008 201300 Structural Analysis 302H STRU07007 201900 Structural Mechanics 301H

Indicative Syllabus

1.      Force (Flexibility) Method of Analysis. General procedures.  Analysis of statically indeterminate beams, frames and trusses. Maxwell's Theorem of reciprocal displacements. Betti's Law.

2.      Influence Lines for Statically Indeterminate Structures.

3.      Moment-Distribution. Symmetry and anti-symmetry. Stiffness factor modifications. Sidesway. Cantilever moment distribution. Virendeel Girders

4.      Matrix Methods. Overview of fundamentals and applications. Truss, beam and plane frame analysis

5.      Plastic Theory. Beams and frames. Collapse loads and collapse mechanisms. Methods of analysis

7.      Plastic Analysis of Slabs. Yield line and strip methods.

8.      Structural Dynamics. Basic concepts. Degrees of freedom. Free vibration. Forced vibration

Indicative practicals (to supplement theory)

  • Influence lines for statically indeterminate structures
  • Symmetric and anti-symmetric loading
  • Redundant truss
  • Software applications

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 Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Presentation of theory 4 Weekly 4.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Review/study module material 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Presentation of theory 4 Weekly 4.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 15 Once Per Module 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Review/study module material 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 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

Buchholdt, H.A. and Moosavi Nejad, S.A. Structural Dynamics for Engineers, 2nd Edition, ICE Publishing, 2012

Williams, M .Structural Dynamics  CRC Press. 2016

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