Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Structural Steel Design

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11119
Module leader: Aikaterini Marinelli
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Unit 1: Design process and design philosophies, Review of Analysis topics
Unit 2: EC0 and EC1: use of Eurocodes for structural design principles and loading,
Unit 3: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: review of material properties, section classification, axially loaded members (in tension and compression).
Unit 4: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: review of design requirements for flexural members.
Unit 5: Elastic instability implications and advanced examples on the design of Lattice girders (part I).
Unit 6: Advanced examples on the design of Lattice girders (part II).
Unit 7: EC3: Flexural and torsional buckling of lattice girders
Unit 8: EC3: In-plane behaviour of thin plates in lattice girders
Unit 9: EC3: Design approach for lattice girders with stiffeners
Unit 10: Fatigue analysis of steel under different loading conditions

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: develop an understanding and working knowledge of Eurocodes with respect to steelwork.
LO2: analyze and design lattice girders to Eurocodes using secondary bracing and bending systems.
LO3: evaluate structural elements with respect to fatigue loading, as well as various buckling modes, e.g. local, flexural, distortional, lateral torsional, torsional and frames with respect to second-order effects,.
LO4: critically assess structural stability of thin plates subject to various in-plane loading conditions.
LO5: analyze and design plate girder and lattice girder elements to Eurocodes

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Aikaterini Marinelli
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 100 1-6 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 100
Module subtotal: 100

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