Core Module Information
Module title: Structural Analysis and Design

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR08101
Module leader: Bernardino D'Amico
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment
Prerequisites

None

Description of module content:

Analysis:
• Indeterminacy of truss and frame structures
• Method of section/Joint resolution
• Unit load method
• Euler-Bernoulli beam theory
• Bending moment and shear force diagram
• McCaulay’s method
• Moment distribution method – continuous beams
• Moment distribution method – non-sway frame structures
• Introduction to BS EN 1990
• Floor loading

Learning Outcomes for module:


LO1: analyse member forces and calculate deformations of truss structures, hence verify the system’s ability to function safely under the applied loading conditions.

LO2 analyse member forces and calculate the structural deformation of frame structures, hence verify the system’s ability to function safely under the applied loading conditions.

LO3: understand the structure of Eurocodes and the underpinning probabilistic approach to structural design.

LO4: calculate the variable and permanent design floor loading for typical floor layouts.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bernardino D'Amico
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support.
Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Lectures cover the theory and numerical techniques to:
1) analyse and design truss and frame structures (LO1, 2);
2) calculate the design floor loading for typical floor layout (LO 4).
Tutorials cover the application of the theory by solving practical examples (LO 3). Tutorials are also designed to improve the computational and programming skills of the students by using interactive demonstrations (LO 1-4).
Employability and scholarship skills are embedded in the module content, which is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions.
Communication and report- writing skills are developed to enhance professional and effective communication. Formative and summative assessment takes place through tutorial/test activities (LO 1-4).
Summative assessment takes place in the final examination (LO 1-4), the weighting of which is configured to smooth the transition from Year 1 to Year 3.
Research/ teaching linkages: Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, in particular related to professional consultancy work and it is reflected in the illustrative materials of this module.
All materials are available on Moodle. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Professional threads (DESIGN, PROFESSIONALISM & ETHICS) as set out in both Learning Objectives and here (Learning & Teaching methods above).


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes place through tutorial and class test activities (LO 1-4).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes place in the final examination (LO 1-4), the weighting of which is configured to smooth the transition from Year 1 to Year 3.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Class Test 50 1,2,3,4 7 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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