Module title: Structural Engineering 1

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

Module code: CTR09114
Module leader: Aikaterini Marinelli
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: William McKenzie
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 summative approach with a 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). Another 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:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Lecture 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
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
Class Test 40 1,2,4 8 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-5 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, stiffness method
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. use the stiffness method to determine structural displacements and element forces.
LO6. design structural concrete and steel elements in accordance with the Eurocodes and UK National Annexes.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - WILLIAM MC MCKENZIE DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS TO EUROCODES: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2nd ed.
Recommended - WILLIAM M.C. MCKENZIE EXAMPLES IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS: CRC PRESS, 2nd ed.
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