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Module Title LI Structural Engineering 1 School of Engineering Civil Engineering 04 29654 Dr Marios Theofanous Intermediate Level 20 Semester 1 Mechanics 1 - (04 28608) None Lecture-44 hours Tutorial-20 hours Supervised time in studio/workshop-6 hours Guided independent study-130 hours Total: 200 hours The module covers the following topics in theory and design of structures: Theory: 2-d stresses, Mohr's circle Yield and failure criteria in 2D and 3D St Venant’s principle Buckling of struts Plastic collapse Energy methods – displacements in pin jointed frames and energy in bending Behaviour and analysis of two-pinned and three-pinned arches Behaviour and analysis of cables Design: Introduction to limit state design Steel – design of restrained beams, short and slender columns under axial load only Reinforced Concrete – design of elements in flexure (single and double reinforcement), shear design of reinforced concrete beams, design of short columns subject to axial load only. By the end of the module students should be able to: analyse a structural element under multi-axial stress calculate the load capacity of single columns or struts subjected to axial load explain the concept of limit state design design a restrained steel beams, short or slender column to EC3 design a reinforced concrete element beam or short column to EC2 analyse three pinned arches and appreciate the behaviour of two pinned arches under symmetric and unsymmetric loads calculate strain energy due to axial force and due to bending in simple structures and use energy methods to calculate deflections in beams and simple pin-jointed frames. apply the plastic method of analysis to beams and simple frames explain the term shear centre and locate its position in a channel section analyse cables subjected to transverse loads explain the St Venaint’s prinicple and its importance regarding the effect of localized stresses on structural behaviour apply appropariate yield and failure criteria to deduce the safety of components subjected to complex stress states 29654-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%) Assessment: 100% Coursework Reassessment: 100% Coursework