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CIVL9004 - Structural Engineering

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Title:Structural Engineering
Long Title:Structural Engineering
Module Code:CIVL9004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: John Murphy - Civil
Module Description: This module will develop the learner's understanding of structural behaviour to expert level, including consideration of member stability, dynamic and second order effects and structural optimisation. It will include detailed study of the structural theory, followed by its practical application to particular design situations and the application of advanced structural analysis computer software packages and appropriate validation procedures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess the stability and structural behaviour of structural frames.
LO2 Analyse tension and shell structures.
LO3 Analyse and design long span/ tall structures, taking into account dynamic effects.
LO4 Develop and validate structural models using advanced structural analysis computer packages.
LO5 Assess the behaviour of steel moment connections
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
Structural stability
Tall buildings, stability systems, shear walls, shear centre: theoretical assessment and practical application to structures.
Element stability
Buckling, lateral torsional buckling, torsional and warping effects, elastic critical loads, second order effects, stability coefficients, shear buckling, tension field action, plastic hinge development, bending moment-axial force interaction: theoretical assessment and practical application to structures.
Moment connections
Stiffeners, yield: theoretical assessment and practical application to structures.
Structural Dynamics
Natural frequencies, vibrations, damping, deflections: theoretical assessment and practical application to structures. Introduction to earthquake engineering.
Tension Structures
Geometric non-linearity, suspension structures, cable stayed structures, membranes: theoretical assessment and practical application to structures. Analysis and design of guyed mast structures.
Structural Analysis Software
Use of advanced structural analysis software, processing of results, validation of results using appropriate analysis. Structural optimisation techniques.
Plates, Shells and Grids
Membrane forces, bending moments.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination Analysis of structural stability system 1 10.0 Week 3
Project Analysis and design of a structural frame, incorporating use of software packages and assessment of results using approximate methods of analysis 1,3,4 20.0 Week 9
Open-book Examination Final assessment on course material 1,2,3,5 70.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Practical Applications 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Review of lecture material, use of software packages, analysis and design 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of Theory and Practical Applications 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Review of lecture material, use of software packages, analysis and design 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • A. Ghali, A.M. Neville & T.G. Brown 2017, Structural Analysis. A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, 7th Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781498725064]
  • D. Johnson 2010, Advanced Structural Mechanics, 2nd Ed., T. Telford [ISBN: 0727740953]
  • NSAI, Structural Eurocodes IS EN 1990 - IS EN 1999
Supplementary Book Resources
  • R.C. Coates, M.G Coutie, F.K.Kong 1988, Structural Analysis, 3rd Ed., Chapman & Hall [ISBN: 0412379805]
  • R.W. Clough, J. Penzien, 1993, Dynamics of Structures, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0071132414]
  • N.S. Trahair, M.A Bradford, D.A. Nethercot, L Gardner 2007, The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3, 4th Ed., Taylor & Francis [ISBN: 9780415418669]
  • P. A. Kirby and D. A. Nethercot 1979, Design for structural stability, Crosby Lockwood Staples London [ISBN: 0258970634]
  • Steel Construction Institute 2013, Joints in Steel Construction: Moment-Resisting Joints to Eurocode, Steel Construction Institute [ISBN: 9781859422090]
  • A.W. Irwin 1984, Design of Shear Wall Buildings, CIRIA [ISBN: 0860172155]
  • L.H. Martin & J.A. Purkiss 2008, Structural Design of Steelwork to EN 1993 and EN 1994, 3rd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 07050650601]
  • E.C. Ozelton & J.A. Baird 2006, Timber Designers' Manual, 3rd Ed., Blackwell [ISBN: 1405146715]
  • Steel Construction Institute; edited by B. Davison & G.W. Owens 2012, Steel Designers' Manual, 7th Ed., Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 1405189408]
  • C.E. Reynolds, J.C. Steedman & A.J. Threlfall 2008, Reynolds' reinforced concrete designer's manual, 12th Ed., Taylor & Francis New York [ISBN: 0419258308]
  • A. Gardner 2014, Stability of buildings Parts 1 and 2: General philosophy and framed bracing, Institution of Structural Engineers [ISBN: 9781906-33526]
  • A. Gardner 2015, Stability of buildings Part 3: Shear walls, Institution of Structural Engineers [ISBN: 9781906335274]
  • A. Gardner 2015, Stability of buildings Part 4: Moment frames, Institution of Structural Engineers [ISBN: 9781906335311]
  • Institution of Structural Engineers 2006, Manual for the Design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 3, IStructE [ISBN: 0901297426]
  • Institution of Structural Engineers 2007, Manual for the Design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5, IStructE [ISBN: 091297440]
  • Institution of Structural Engineers, Manual for the Design of Steelwork Building Structures, 3rd Ed., IStructE [ISBN: 1906335038]
  • S. P. Timoshenko, J. N. Goodier 2009, Theory of Elasticity, McGraw Hill New York [ISBN: 0070642706]
  • Stephen P. Timoshenko, James M. Gere, 2009, Theory of Elastic Stability, Dover [ISBN: 0486472078]
  • S. Timoshenko, S. Woinowsky-Krieger 1964, Theory of plates and shells, McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0070858209]
  • Ian MacLeod 1990, Analytical Modelling of Structural Systems, Ellis Horwood [ISBN: 130352470]
  • Karuna Moy Ghosh 2011, Steel Structures: Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes, 1st Ed., Whittles Dunbeath [ISBN: 18499503500]
  • Steel Construction Institute 2009, Design of Floors for Vibration. A New Approach, 2nd Ed., SCI Ascot [ISBN: 1859421765]
  • B.W. Smith 2007, Communication Structures, 1st Ed., T. Telford [ISBN: 9780727734006]
  • Institution of Structural Engineers 2008, Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action, Institution of Structural Engineers [ISBN: 9781906335120]
  • F. Cobb 2014, Structural engineer's pocket book Eurocodes, 3rd Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9780080971216]
 
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • J.M. Davies 1990, In-plane stability in portal frames, The Structural Engineer, 17 April 1990, 141-147
  • J.M Davies 1991, The stability of multibay portal frames, The Structural Engineer, 18 June 1991, 223-229
  • J.B.P. Lim, C.M. King, A.J. Rathbone, J.M. Davies, V. Edmondson 2005, Eurocode 3 and the in-plane stability of portal frames, The Structural Engineer, 1st November 2005, 43-49
  • W. Merchant 1954, The Failure Load of Rigid Jointed Frameworks as Influenced by Stability, The Structural Engineer, July 1954, 185-190
  • M.R. Horne 1995, An approximate method for calculating the elastic critical loads of multi-storey frames, The Structural Engineer, June 1975, 242-248
Other Resources
  • Structural Analysis and Design Computer Packages: LUSAS
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 9 Mandatory

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