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Module Title LH Structural Engineering II
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 28468
Module Lead Dr Marios Theofanous
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Seminar-2 hours
Tutorial-20 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-1 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-3 hours
Guided independent study-134 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module has two main parts: Structural Design and Structural Analysis. Five aspects of Structural Design are covered in this module as follow: 1-Structural steelwork:
Steelwork connections: introduction to simple bolted and welded connections, geometric considerations, methods of analysis of bolt groups and weld groups

Buckling and strength of steel columns: elements subjected to axial load and bending, effect of imperfections and end conditions, columns in frames

2-Reinforced Concrete
Elastic analysis: column design – axial load and moment and slender columns

3-Composite construction:
Analysis of composite sections, effect of construction sequence on composite action, shear at interface.

4 -Timber
Structural design of timber, timber strength classes, load duration and service class, design of timber beams and joists

5 - Masonry
Materials and material properties, calculation of unit strength and mortar grade required to carry vertical loads

The Structural Analysis part consists of two aspects:
1- Analysis of simple structures:
Bar and beam system will be analgised using the matrix displacement methods based on the principle of minimum potential energy.
2-Introduction to the general Finite Element Analysis method:
2D and 3D finite element models will be developed for truss and frame structures.

The following items will be covered in the Structural Analysis part:
  • General expressions of strains and stresses in a bar and a beam.
  • General expression of strain energy of bars and beams in terms of displacement variables.
  • Principle of minimum potential energy.
  • Concept of nodes, elements, nodal displacements, nodal forces and nodal degree of freedom.
  • Derivation of stiffness matrices for bar element and beam element.
  • Transform of element stiffness matrix from local to global coordinate systems.
  • Assembly of element stifnness matrices.
  • Concept of nodal internal and external forces and assembly of nodal forces.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • design and assess bolted and welded connections and explain the behaviour of steel columns under load
  • assess reinforced concrete sections at serviceability limit state
  • design and assess short and slender reinforced concrete columns at the ultimate limit state
  • design and assess steel-concrete composite beams
  • design and assess timber beams
  • design and assess masonry subjected to vertical loads
  • analyse statically indeterminate structures (trusses and frames) using matrix displacement methods and build the finite element analysis model for 2-D and 3-D trusses and frames.
  • conduct structural analyses using FEA software and understand the results obtained from the finite element analysis.
Assessment 28468-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
28468-02 : Coursework : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 50% Coursework – 50% exam (2hr Centrally Managed)
Reassessment: 100% exam only (online coursework if Cantrally Managed Exams not possible)
Other None
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