Module title: Civil Engineering Principles and Materials 2

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

Module code: CTR08108
Module leader: Andrew Livingstone
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

none

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bernardino D'Amico
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module deals with the use of innovative materials for civil engineering such as composites, as well as innovative uses and processes of ‘ancient’ construction materials such as timber. The main aim is to provide you with an understanding of the physical properties and performances of each material; the manufacturing processing involved to attain and enhance those properties and how they relate to the requirements of design for civil engineering constructions. An outline of the module contents is given as follows:
Timber: sustainability and economic implications; internal structure of wood; inherent variability; anisotropy, time-dependent mechanical behaviour, environmental-dependent mechanical behaviour.
Engineered-wood materials: processing, mechanical properties and structural engineering applications of Glue-laminated timber (Glulam), Cross-laminated timber (CLT), Plywood, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
Design implications for timber and engineered-wood materials: testing methods and strength classification, modification factors for load duration and inThe research activities undertaken by the staff responsible for this module is reflected on the contents and teaching activities of the module.





Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 132
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 30 3,4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 70 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Timber: sustainability and economic implications; internal structure of wood; inherent variability; anisotropy, time-dependent mechanical behaviour, environmental-dependent mechanical behaviour.
Engineered-wood materials: processing, mechanical properties and structural engineering applications of Glue-laminated timber (Glulam), Cross-laminated timber (CLT), Plywood, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
Design implications for timber and engineered-wood materials: testing methods and strength classification, modification factors for load duration and influence of moisture.
Polymer fibre composites: composition and processing, mechanical properties, application in the strengthening of existing structures, advanced applications as an alternative to steel and other alloys.
Road pavement materials and construction: types of road pavements; design issues, materials, construction and maintenance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Develop insight into the rheological properties of materials for use in civil engineering and construction.
LO2: Describe the sourcing, processing and manufacturing of most naturally sourced, as well as synthetic, construction materials.
LO3: Give application examples on the use of advanced materials in civil engineering practice.
LO4: You will learn problem-solving capabilities in selecting the suitable material from a range of alternatives choices.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MICHAEL C. FORDE (ED) (2009) ICE MANUAL OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: THOMAS TELFORD, 1st ed.
JOZSEF, BODIG AND BENJAMIN, JAYNE (1993) MECHANICS OF WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES: KRIEGER, 2nd ed.
MAMLOUK, MICHAEL S., AND JOHN P. ZANIEWSKI (2011) MATERIALS FOR CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS: PEARSON HIGHER ED, 1st ed.
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