Study information

# Structures - 2023 entry

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Structures 15 ENG2202DA Unknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 4 0
 Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
This module builds on earlier knowledge in Mechanics to further your understanding of mechanical behaviour of structures and its application to engineering design. You will enhance your mathematical analysis skills and develop ability to perform linear elastic and plastic analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams and 2D frame structures. You will explore techniques and concepts underpinning structural analysis including differential equation of beam in flexure, principle of superposition, compatibility conditions, strain energy and virtual work. You will further practice critical evaluation of theory and/or experimental data.

Prerequisite module: ECM1202 or equivalent
AIMS - intentions of the module

This course addresses a range of topics essential to the understanding of and solving civil engineering problems. These include: loads, supports, internal forces, bending (flexure), deflection, rotation, and flexibility.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Discipline and Module Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1 determine internal force diagrams of statically determinate structures, both qualitatively and quantitively

2 explain and utilise strain energy methods

3 compute beam deflections for single, multi-span, prismatic and non-prismatic beams

4 determine the static indeterminacy of beam and 2D frame structures

5 use Macaulay's method to derive the deflection in statically determinate and indeterminate prismatic beams

6 use virtual work to find deflections and rotations in statically determinate 2D structures

7 employ both qualitative and quantitative (e.g. the flexibility method) approaches to find internal force diagrams in statically indeterminate 2D structures

8 evaluate the maximum plastic moment of beams with simple cross sections (e.g. rectangular or I-beams)

9 estimate the plastic collapse load of simple 2D structures

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

10 show increased ability with mathematical analysis and in particular its application to solving problems

11 demonstrate improved critical evaluation of theory and/or experimental data

12 show increased ability with mathematical analysis and in particular its application to solving problem

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

13 illustrate developed problem solving and presentation skills, (e.g. through submission of assignments)

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Linear elastic structural analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams and/or 2D frames:
-static (in)determinacy,
-qualitative structural analysis of beams and 2D frames,
-the flexibility method for solving statically indeterminate structures,
-calculating deflections of prismatic and non-prismatic beams: use of integration method and Macaulay’s notation,
-calculating deflections using strain energy methods and Castigliano’s theorem,
-virtual work.

Plasticity analysis:
-yield stress,
-elasto-plastic analysis (yield moment, plastic moment, plastic modulus),
-plastic hinges and plastic collapse of beams,
-the uniqueness, the lower bound and the upper bound theorems,
-plastic collapse of 2D frame structures.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
 Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad 35 80 35
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures Scheduled learning and teaching activities 10 Tutorials Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Laboratories Guided independent study 80 Guided independent study Placement 36 Learning at work

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams Practical Exams 20 80 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 80 2.5 hours 1-10 Mark returned
Coursework 20 8 hours 4,7,9-13 Report marked and returned

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Examination  Examination  1-10 Referral/deferral period
Coursework Coursework 4,7,9-13 Referral/deferral period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Deferral – if you have been deferred for any assessment you will be expected to submit the relevant assessment. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be expected to submit the relevant assessment.. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of referral will be capped at 40%.

If the Deferral or Referral relates to

Examination – A similar Examination which assesses the same Intended Learning outcomes would be set

Coursework: A similar coursework which assesses the same Intended Learning Outcomes would be set.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Web based and Electronic Resources:

Other Resources:

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN
Set Gere, J. M., Goodno, B. J. Mechanics of Materials Cengage Learning 2013 978-0495438076
Set Williams MS and Todd DJ Structures: Theory and Analysis Palgrave Macmillan 2000 9780333677605.
Set Megson, T. H. G. Structural and Stress Analysis 0 340 63196 1
CREDIT VALUE ECTS VALUE 15 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1202
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING 5 No Thursday 9th March 2017 Wednesday 4th October 2023
KEY WORDS SEARCH Structures, Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis, Structural Design

Please note that all modules are subject to change, please get in touch if you have any questions about this module.