Module title: Applied Structural Design 1

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09108
Module leader: Aikaterini Marinelli
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation

Module code: CTR08101
Module title: Structural Analysis & Design
Examples of equivalent learning: Structural Analysis & Design equivalent to SCQF level 8

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aikaterini Marinelli
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
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 (LO1-LO4). Class tutorials are provided to encourage problem solving as well as to offer additional support. During the module delivery students will receive feedback on progress through tackling graded questions within the tutorial sessions. The use of appropriate computer software is encouraged to confirm or otherwise, the results obtained from hand-calculations.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers. Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy. Communication skills are developed through interactive participation by students in class. In addition the exams, coursework and tutorials are learning activities which provide the students with transferable skills such as team working, time management and reporting skills.

Assessment (formative or summative)

Assessment is carried out using a formative approach with individual coursework e.g. supervised open book class test relating to the parts of the module introducing the Eurocodes and their design principles as well as masonry design (LO1, LO2, LO4). A summative approach is used in a closed book, formal examination at the end of the module. This examination relates to the parts of the module covering Reinforced/Prestressed concrete design (LO3)

Research / teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on structural analysis and design subjects.
Relevant research findings are delivered within the module.

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1,2,4 8 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Structural Analysis:
Moment distribution: continuous beams and rigid-jointed frames,
Instability: Euler buckling, Equivalent slenderness and flexural buckling in accordance with EN 1993-1-1,
Computer analysis: application of computer analysis techniques e.g. use of STAAD-Pro,
Torsion: torsion stresses induced circular and thick-walled tube sections.

Structural Design:
EC0 and EC1: use of Eurocodes for structural design principles and loading,
EC2: use of Eurocode 2 for the design of reinforced concrete elements, e.g. materials, durability, moment capacity, shear, deflection, T & L beams, non-slender single-storey columns.
EC3: use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork, e.g. local buckling, section classification, axial load effects, moment effects, flexural buckling, lateral torsional buckling.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1. analyse continuous beam and no-sway frames using moment distribution.
LO2. analyse the instability characteristics of struts to determine the buckling loads.
LO3. utilize suitable computer software to analyse/design elastic structures.
LO4. analyse circular and thick-walled tube sections to determine applied torsion stresses.
LO5. design structural concrete and steel elements in accordance with the Eurocodes and UK National Annexes.

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