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 Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation


Description of module content:

Eurocodes: EN1990, EN1991 and EN 1993
Lattice girder design: secondary bracing and secondary bending systems.
Buckling Instability: modes of buckling instability, i.e. local, flexural, LTB, torsional etc.
Structural stability of frames: second-order effects.
Buckling behaviour of thin plates: in-plane compression, shear, bending and bearing.
Plate Girder Design: single span plate girder design, i.e. flanges, webs, stiffeners & welds.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: develop an understanding and working knowledge of Eurocodes with respect to steelwork.
LO2: analyse and design lattice girders to Eurocodes using secondary bracing and bending systems.
LO3: evaluate structural elements with respect to various buckling modes, e.g. local, flexural, distorsional, 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: analyse and design plate girder and lattice girder elements to Eurocodes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
- Lectures and tutorials cover the theory, analytical and numerical techniques and applications of Eurocodes to structural steel design (LO1 to LO6).
- Students are encouraged to use commercial software and develop suitable routines using e.g. Excel to carry out structural design and analysis of steel structures.
- Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material on current developments in analytical/mathematical modelling of steelwork phenomena, e.g. tension field action in thin web plates of plate girders and determination of the critical moment for beams,(LO2 to LO5 ).

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.

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

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on a Virtual Learning Environment to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

The content of the module provides all international students with an understanding of UK practice through the use of the UK National Annexes and general European practice through the use of Eurocodes in general.
International students are encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home nation.

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessment is carried out through a sit-in module examination on the design of structural steelwork to Eurocodes EN 1990, EN 1991 and EN 1993 (LO1 to LO6).

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessment is carried out through a sit-in module examination on the design of structural steelwork to Eurocodes EN 1990, EN 1991 and EN 1993 (LO1 to LO6).

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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