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CIVL7034 - Solid Mechanics and Structures

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Title:Solid Mechanics and Structures
Long Title:Solid Mechanics and Structures
Module Code:CIVL7034
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2024
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module develops topics in solid mechanics and structures as they pertain to structural engineering. It covers the analysis of determinate structures using both manual and computer techniques. The resolution of stresses and strains, and torsion are also considered.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Model, analyse and evaluate statically determinate beams and pin-jointed truss systems using manual and computational modelling techniques.
LO2 Determine the stresses and rotations due to torsion
LO3 Determine the variation of in-plane stresses and strains and determine principal stresses and strains and maximum shear stresses and strains at a point in a structure.
LO4 Complete laboratory tests, interpret results and summarise findings.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Manual and Digital Structural Analysis
Model, analyse and evaluate statically determinate beams and pin-jointed truss systems using a combination of manual and computational modelling techniques.
Approximation in Structural Engineering
Qualitative and approximations in quantitative analysis when evaluating the veracity of computer aided analysis outcomes.
Torsion
Circular cross-sections; Governing equations; Composite sections; Torsion beyond yield; Residual stresses; Non circular sections - open and closed; Applications.
Stresses in beams
Review of bending stress and shear stress; Composite sections; Transformed section; Applications.
Asymmetric bending
Principal axes; Stresses; Deflections; Applications.
Mohr Circle
Stress, strain; Derivation of equations; Principal stresses and strains; Maximum shear stresses and strains; Applications; Yield criteria.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Model, analyse and evaluate statically determinate beams and/or pin-jointed truss system(s) using manual and computational modelling techniques. 1,4 25.0 Week 3
Other In-class assessment. 2 15.0 Week 5
Project Complete laboratory test(s), interpret results and summarise findings. 4 10.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semester Final Examination 3 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Problem solving 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer based lab; Practical based lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 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 Problem solving 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Computer based lab; Practical based lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Barry Goodno, James Gere 2017, Mechanics of materials, 9th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781337093354]
  • W. M. C. McKenzie 2014, Examples in Structural Analysis, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781466595262]
  • Iain MacLeod 2005, Modern Structural Analysis - Modelling Process and Guidance, 1st Ed., Thomas Telford Ltd [ISBN: 9780727732798]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • T.H.G. Megson 2019, Structural and Stress Analysis, 4th Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 9780081025864]
  • Martin S. Williams, J D Todd 2000, Structures: Theory and Analysis, 1st Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 9780333677605]
  • Ray Hulse, Jack Cain 2000, Structural mechanics, 2nd Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 9780333804575]
  • David Johnson 2004, Linear analysis of skeletal structures, 1st Ed., Thomas Telford [ISBN: 978072773276]
  • David Brohn 2005, Understanding Structural Analysis, 3rd Ed., New Paradigm Solutions [ISBN: 9780955631108]
  • P.P. Benham, R.J. Crawford, C.G. Armstrong 1996, Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 2nd Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780582251649]
  • Raymond Parnes 2001, Solid Mechanics in Engineering, 1st Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9780471493006]
  • Hugh Morrison 2017, Structural Engineering Art and Approximation, 4th Ed., Paragon Publishing [ISBN: 9781782223160]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 3 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 3 Mandatory

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