STRU08004 2019 Structural Design 401H

General Details

Full Title
Structural Design 401H
Transcript Title
Structural Design 401H
Code
STRU08004
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)
Tomas O Flaherty
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 requires the learner to identify and formulate design concepts and evaluate traditional and sustainable construction options for the refurbishment of existing buildings and/or the design of new buildings.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Analyse and design reinforced concrete framed structures.

2.

Analyse and design reinforced concrete slabs, columns, cantilever retaining walls and pilecaps.

3.

Select an appropriate structural form, defend design decisions and present findings both orally and in written form.

4.

Survey, analyse and design new buildings and/or the refurbishment of existing buildings.

5.

Collaborate with others in the development of solutions to design problems

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 100% continuous assessment as it is a practical subject.

The continuous assessment is based on group project work and 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.

The project work is interdisciplinary and linked with Structural Design 402H and Geotechnical Engineering 402H in semester 2.

Both individual and team performance will be assessed at different stages during this project work with an emphasis on teamwork.

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.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
STRU08008 201300 Structural Design 301H STRU08009 201300 Structural Design 302H STRU07009 201900 Structural Design 301H STRU07010 201900 Structural Design 302H

Indicative Syllabus

Structural scheme design may include the following:

  1. Factors to be considered in selecting the form, type and stability of structures.
  2. Comparative design.
  3. Sustainable development requirements including the role of sustainability in the selection of structural systems and life-cycle assessments.
  4. Structural failures.

Structural renovation of existing buildings may include the following:

  1. Introduction.
  2. Historical aspects of construction.
  3. Approach to structural renovation.
  4. Structural actions on existing buildings.
  5. Structural elements of existing buildings.

Reinforced concrete design may include the following:

  1. Analysis of multi-storey buildings: Stability. Frames supporting vertical and lateral loads. Shear walls. Wind loading. Analysis of continuous beams and frames and the redistribution of moments.
  2. Design of vertical and horizontal ties
  3. Slabs: Simply supported and continuous two-way spanning, ribbed, waffle and flat slabs.
  4. Columns: Design of slender columns. Design of columns in biaxial bending.
  5. Reinforced Concrete Cantilever Retaining Walls.
  6. Design of pile caps

Design project(s) and practical work are designed to supplement the fundamental principles covered in lectures.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Formative and Summative Assessment of Design Project Work Continuous Assessment Project 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Structural Design 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study and Project Work 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Structural Design 30 UNKNOWN 30.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Study and Project Work 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 32.00 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, Butterworth 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 the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2, 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. Martin, L. and Purkiss, J., Structural Design of Steelwork, 3rd Edition, Butterworth Heinemann, 2008.
  7. IStructE., Manual for the Design of Steelwork Building Structures to Eurocode 3, Institution of Structural Engineers, 2010.
  8. ICE, ICE Manual of Structural Design:Buildings, The Institution of Civil Engineers, 2012.
  9. Narayanan, R.S., Designers' guide to EN 1992 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures: general rules and rules for buildings and structural fire design, Thomas Telford, 2005.
  10. Gardner, L., Designers' guide to EN 1993 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures: general rules and
    rules for buildings, Thomas Telford, 2005.
  11. Hendy, C. R., Designers' guide to EN 1993. Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures, Thomas Telford, 2007.
  12. Johnson, R. P. and Anderson, D., Designers' Guide to EN 1994. Eurcode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures, Thomas Telford, 2004.
  13. Structural Eurocodes:
  • EN1990: Basis of Structural Design.
  • EN1991: Actions on Structures.
  • EN 1992: Design of Concrete Structures.
  • EN 1993: Design of Steel Structure.
  • EN 1994: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures.
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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