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CIVL7036 - Structural Analysis of Beams &

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Title:Structural Analysis of Beams &
Long Title:Structural Analysis of Beams & Frames
Module Code:CIVL7036
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: John Murphy - Civil
Module Description: This module develops topics in structural engineering modelling and analysis. It covers the analysis of statically determinate and statically indeterminate structures using both manual techniques and digital technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse statically determinate and statically indeterminate beams and/or frames and sketch the deflected shapes.
LO2 Draw axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams.
LO3 Analyse statically indeterminate beams to determine deflections.
LO4 Undertake a qualitative analysis of indeterminate beams and frames.
LO5 Model, analyse and evaluate statically indeterminate beams and/or frames using computational modelling techniques.
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
Frames
Equilibrium. Reactions, bending moment, shear force, axial force, deflected shape.
Deflection of Beams
Moment curvature relationship; Macaulay’s equations; Indeterminate beams; Applications
Indeterminate Beams and Frames
Moment distribution; Distribution factors; Fixed end moments; Sway moments; Symmetry; Applications
Manual and Digital Structural Analysis
Model, analyse and evaluate statically indeterminate beams and frames 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 for statically indeterminate beams and frames.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assessment on the structural modelling and analysis of statically determinate frames. 1,2 15.0 Week 2
Project Undertake a laboratory experiment on a statically indeterminate beam; Compare results obtained with a theoretical model of the behaviour of the statically indeterminate beam. 3 20.0 Week 5
Other In class assessment on structural modelling and analysis of a statically indeterminate beam/frame. 1,2 25.0 Week 7
Project Model and analyse the forces, moments and deflected shape of statically indeterminate beams and/or frames. Adopt a reflective approach to the analysis in terms of results verification and model validation. 4,5 40.0 Week 13
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 examples 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Tutorial Problem framing; Problem solving 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Lab Computer based lab; Practical based lab 1.25 Every Week 1.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Tutorial Problem framing; Problem solving 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Lab Computer based lab; Practical based lab 1.25 Every Week 1.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • W. M. C. McKenzie 2014, Examples in Structural Analysis, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781466595262]
  • David Johnson 2004, Linear analysis of skeletal structures, 1st Ed., Thomas Telford [ISBN: 978072773276]
  • 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]
  • David Brohn 2005, Understanding Structural Analysis, 3rd Ed., New Paradigm Solutions [ISBN: 9780955631108]
  • 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 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 4 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory

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