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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Advanced Structures and Design
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 25427
Module Lead Professor Lambis Baniotopoulos
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description The module covers advanced concepts of materials and design used in the Civil Engineering construction industry.
The module also considers advanced aluminium and pre-stressed concrete structures. It addresses the structural use of aluminium and pre-stressed concrete according to the Structural Codes, the design principles of the respective structural members and simple structures, as well-as the connections used.
The module also covers aspects of bridge maintenance and management including: deterioration mechanisms, testing and investigations of concrete bridges. The module first considers the theoretical framework that governs the sustainable development. The basic principles of sustainable development that have to be incorporated into the design of structures and construction process are presented.
The principal directives and standards on the sustainable design of structures are presented and associated to the assessment of structures with respect to sustainability criteria.
In addition, the module covers one of the significant factors to obtain a sustainable development: renewable energy systems. The module focuses on the design of wind energy structures and in particular, onshore wind turbine towers; certain critical details of the design of such structures will be also presented.
The module covers the principles and the design methods of prestressed concrete members and structures
The module also covers aspects of bridge maintenance and management including: deterioration mechanisms, testing and investigations of concrete bridges.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Describe structural alumininium and prestressed concrete performance and design principles;
  • Design and assess structural alumnium and prestressed concrete members
  • Explain the deterioration mechanism of concret bridges
  • Determine relevant testing techniques and related investigations on concrete bridges
Assessment 25427-08 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment: (100%) Coursework
Supplementary/Reassessment: (100%) CW assessment
Other None
Reading List C.C.Baniotopoulos, C.Borri & T. Stathopoulos (editors), Environmental Wind Engineering and Design of Wind Energy Structures, Springer 2012;
Broomfield, J.P. Corrosion of Steel in Concrete, Spon Press Publ. 1997;
Bungey, J. H. et al. Testing of Concrete in Structures, 4th Edition, Taylor & Francis Publ. 2006;
Richardson, M.G., Fundamentals of Durable Reinforced Concrete, 2002, Spon;
Schittich et al, Glass Construction Manual, 1999, Birkhauser;
R.Gasch, J. Twele (editors), Wind Power Plants, Springer 2012;
The Institution of Structural Engineers, Structural Use of Glass in Buildings, 1999, IStructE;
Ryan, Otlet and Ogden, Steel Supported Glazing Systems Interfaces, 1997, The Steel Construction Institute;
Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery Wiley book on sustainable design by Charles J. Kibert John Wiley & Sons, 2007;