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CIVL8038 - Adv. Struct. Design & Fire Eng

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Title:Adv. Struct. Design & Fire Eng
Long Title:Adv. Structural Design and Fire Eng.
Module Code:CIVL8038
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: KIERAN RUANE
Module Description: This module develops the student's knowledge of advanced topics in structural design. The module also leads the structural engineering student in to specific areas of fire engineering which is critical in order to formulate a safe and efficient design solution.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop and design the optimum structural framing solutions for buildings of all scales.
LO2 Design major structural elements across a range of materials.
LO3 Design reinforced concrete liquid retaining structures.
LO4 Design structural elements to resist fire in accordance with current legislation and best practice.
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
The Building Frame
Braced and unbraced building frames. Structural stability. Layout of cores and shear walls in the building plan. Shear centre effects in building frames. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of building frames using approximate methods in association with industry standard structural analysis software. Progressive collapse and accidental damage.
Reinforced Concrete
Slender braced and unbraced columns. Torsion. Use of the Strut and Tie Method for detailed design and assessment. Deep beams. Cantilever beams. Yield Line Analysis for design and assessment. Structural design of piles and foundations. Precast concrete design and construction.
Structural Steelwork
Fixed and continuous beams. Cantilever beams. Torsion. Column design for unbraced frames. Portal frames. Composite beams of steel and concrete. Vierendeel girders. Crane gantries.
Other Materials
Structural Timber - Glulam beams, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) technology, horizontally and vertically laminated ply web beams, columns, joints, design of structural systems. Structural Masonry - Diaphragm and fin walls, arches, multistorey construction, movement joints, reinforced masonry. Structural Glass - Glass as a structural material, glazing systems, linear structural systems - Mullion Systems, Truss Systems.
Liquid Retaining Structures
Basis of design. Analysis of circular and rectangular tanks. Liquid retaining structure details. Design of liquid retaining structures to EC2. Analysis of thermal effects in concrete to CIRIA C766.
Fire Engineering
Design of structural elements to resist fire - reinforced concrete, steel, masonry, timber, glass and composite elements. Protection methods for structural elements. Deluge and sprinkler systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Digital Structural Engineering Project - assessment of the structural behaviour of braced and unbraced building frames. 1 20.0 Week 4
Open-book Examination Analyse and design a reinforced concrete liquid retaining tank. 3 20.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 60.0 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 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed Study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed Study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • NSAI, Structural Eurocodes IE EN 1991 to IS EN 1999, NSAI Dublin, Ireland
  • CIRIA 2018, C766 Control of Cracking Caused by Restrained Deformation in Concrete, 8, CIRIA UK [ISBN: 978-0-86017-7]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Institution of Structural Engineers 2018, Suite of Eurocode Design Manuals, Institution of Structural Engineers https://shop.istructe.org/eurocode-ebook-suite.html
  • Mosley B, Bungey J, Hulse R 2012, Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Ed., MacMillan-Education-UK London, UK [ISBN: 9780230302853]
  • British Standards Institution, Fire Precautions in the Design, Construction and Use of Buildings, BSI London, UK
  • Institution of Structural Engineers 2015, Structural Use of Glass in Buildings, 2nd Ed Ed., All, IStructE Ltd. London UK [ISBN: 9781906335328]
  • Patterson M 2011, Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures, 1st Ed., John Wiley & Sons New Jersey, USA [ISBN: 9780470502433]
  • Brown DG 2013, P400 Interim Report - Design of Portal Frames to Eurocode 3: An overview for UK Designers, Steel Construction Institute UK [ISBN: 9781859422069]
  • R Henderson 2015, P399 - Design of Steel Portal Frame Buildings to Eurocode 3, Steel Construction Institute UK [ISBN: 978-1-85942-2]
  • D M Koschmidder, D G Brown 2012, P397 Elastic Design of Single-Span Steel Portal Frame Buildings to Eurocode 3, Steel Construction Institute UK [ISBN: 9781859]
  • A.F. Hughes, D.C. Iles, A.S. Malik 2011, P385 Design of Steel Beams for Torsion, Steel Construction Institute UK [ISBN: 9781859422007]
  • W.I. Simms, A.F. Hughes, 2011, P359 Composite Design of Steel Framed Buildings, Steel Construction Institute UK [ISBN: 978185942202]
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 7 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 7 Mandatory

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