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CIVL6029 - Intro. to Structural Steel

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Title:Intro. to Structural Steel
Long Title:Intro. to Structural Steel
Module Code:CIVL6029
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: This module introduces the fundamental concepts in the design of structural steel elements and will enable the learner to design simple steel beams and steel columns, and to produce a comprehensive set of structural engineering drawings for a multi-storey steel framed building.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Interpret architectural drawings and produce associated structural drawings based on Design Engineer's notes and sketches;
LO2 Manage the drawing office file for a typical building project;
LO3 Assign numerical values to actions/loadings on floors and follow the route of these actions/loads down through a multi-storey building;
LO4 Determine the effects of actions/loads on steel beams and steel columns in simple construction;
LO5 Design steel beams with lateral restraint and steel columns without eccentricities.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Structural Steel
General principles. Function of structure, stability and serviceability of steel framed buildings. Structural steel as a material: Material properties, specification, testing, standard and non-standard sections.
Detailed structural drawings
Interpret architectural drawings. Management of structured project drawing file. Detailed structural drawings for a multi-storey steel framed building based on architectural drawings and Design Engineer's sketches and notes.
Actions on Structure
Actions/loads which structural members in a steel framed building are required to resist; Characteristic and design actions and the transfer of such actions/loads through a structural steel framed building.
Effects of Actions on Structure
Effects of actions on beams and columns within a multi-storey steel framed building.
Introduction to Structural Steel Design
Design philosophy: Elastic, plastic and limit state design concepts. Effect of geometry on design: First moment of area, second moment of area, parallel axis theorem, radius of gyration. Section classification concepts. Design of simple beams with lateral restraint. Design of columns without eccentricities.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Submit full set of structural engineering drawings for a multi-storey steel framed building. 1,2 50.0 Week 6
Open-book Examination Actions on structure and load take-down. 3,4 10.0 Week 8
Open-book Examination Design a restrained steel beam. 3,4,5 20.0 Week 10
Project Design a simple column without eccentricities. 3,4,5 20.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Design Office 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab CAD Drawing Office 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of Lecture material and completion of design worksheets; Prepare drawings. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Design Office 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab CAD Design Office 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning of module content; Self study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William M. C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocodes, Second Ed., Palgrave MacMillan [ISBN: 978-0-230-21771-3]
  • Alan Hayward and Frank Weare; second edition revised by Anthony Oakhill 2006, Steel detailers' manual, Second Ed., Blackwell Science Oxford ; Malden, MA [ISBN: 978-0632-05572-2]
  • Derek Seward, 2009, Understanding Structures, Fourth Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0-230-21263-3]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John Roberts, 2010, Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for Students of Structural Design, Third Ed., BSi [ISBN: 978-0-580-69454-7]
  • ME Brettle, DG Brown, 2009, Steel Building Design: Worked Examples for Students, SCI Publication P387 Ed., Steel Construction Institute (SCI) [ISBN: 978-1-85942-191-8]
  • Chanakya Arya 2009, Design of structural elements, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-415-46720-9]
  • ME Brettle 2009, Steel Building Design: Worked Examples - Open Sections, SCI Publication P364 Ed., Steel Construction Institute [ISBN: 978-1-85942-183-3]
  • D.G. Brown, D.C. Iles, E. Yandzio, 2009, Medium Rise Braced Frames, SCI Publication P365 Ed., Steel Construction Institute (SCI) [ISBN: 978-1-85942-181-9]
  • Dennis Lam, Thien-Cheong Ang, Sing-Ping Chiew 2004, Structural steelwork, Third Edition Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 0750659122]
  • SCI (Steel Construction Institute), Buick Davison (Editor), Graham W. Owens (Editor) 2012, Steel Designers' Manual, Seventh Edition Ed. [ISBN: 9781405189408]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: CIT Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering DepartmentDesign Aids Booklet
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory

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