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CIVL7017 - Structural Analysis

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Title:Structural Analysis
Long Title:Structural Analysis
Module Code:CIVL7017
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2013/14 ( February 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module develops topics in structural analysis. It covers the deflections of beams and analysis of indeterminate structures as well as resolution of stresses and strains and torsion.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the deflections of statically determinate and statically indeterminate beams
LO2 Analyse statically indeterminate beams and frames
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 Determine the stresses and rotations due to torsion
LO5 Undertake laboratory practicals and report results.
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).
Structural Engineering 1, Structural Engineering 2
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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
Mohr Circle
Stress, strain. Derivation of equations. Principal stresses and strains. Maximum shear stresses and strains. Applications. Yield criteria
Torsion
Circular sross-sections. Governing equations. Composite sections. Torsion beyond yield. Residual stresses. Non circular sections - open and closed. Applications.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Analyse a statically indeterminate beam or frame (hand calculations and/or a structural software package) 2 10.0 Week 5
Other Examination (LOs 1 or 2) 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Submission of laboratory reports 1,2,3,4,5 10.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 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
Lab Practicals 0.75 Every Week 0.75
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 2.25 Every Week 2.25
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.75
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Practicals 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • James M. Gere, Mechanics of materials, 6th Ed. [ISBN: 0-534-41793-0]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • T.H.G. Megson 2005, Structural and Stress Analysis, 2nd Ed., Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
  • M.S. Williams, J.D. Todd 2000, Structures: Theory and Analysis, 1st Ed., Palgrave Macmillan
  • P.P. Benham, R.J. Crawford, C.G. Armstrong 1996, Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 2nd Ed., Longman
  • R.W. Parnes 2001, Solid Mechanics in Engineering, 1st Ed., Wiley
  • D. Brohn 2005, Understanding Structural Analysis, 3rd Ed., New Paradigm Solutions
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any 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

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