Study information

# Structural Concrete - 2023 entry

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Structural Concrete 15 ENG2209DA Mr Charlie Statham (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 4 0
 Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 40
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

For this module, you will develop as a civil engineer by building upon your knowledge of structural behaviour to now study structural design. The module will focus on the design of structures in reinforced concrete. In this module, you will cover the design of common structural forms such as reinforced concrete beams, columns and slabs. In line with the industry practice, all your design work will follow the relevant industry standards for designing reinforced concrete structures (in particular Eurocode 1 and 2).

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to introduce you to the analysis for linear elastic modes of behaviour, and to help you gain an understanding of how engineers apply these methods to the design of real structures. It focuses particularly on reinforced concrete. You will learn how, for this reason, simplified but realistic engineering approaches are required for design purposes. In addition, the module aims to help you appreciate the limitations of these methods and to understand the underlying philosophies of current professional Codes of Practice.

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

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

 Analyse complex problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, statistics, natural science and engineering principles Design solutions for problems that meet a combination of societal, user, business and customer needs as appropriate. This will involve consideration of applicable of codes of practice and industry standards

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Reinforced concrete structures:
• An overview of concrete production, casting, and structural properties with consideration of shrinkage and creep
• Analytical models based on Bernoulli and/or equilibrium
• Cracked elastic behaviour for SLS
• Deflections & creep effects
• Modes of failure for ULS
• Under/over-reinforced modes of failure
• Plastic hinges & moment redistribution
• Shear modes
• Reinforcement detailing

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
 Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad 40 60 50
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled learning and teaching activities 40 Lectures, laboratories and tutorials Guided independent study 60 Carry out individual assignments, preparing group seminars, reading and research Placement 50 Learning at work

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams Practical Exams 100 0 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework 1 – 50% 3000 word design report , or equivalent- up to 10 pages All Feedback through BART
Coursework 2 – 50% 3000 word design report , or equivalent- up to 10 pages All Feedback through BART

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
Coursework 1 –  Coursework  1-10 August Ref/Def period
Coursework 2 –  Coursework  2-10 August Ref/Def period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

This module is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will be assessed by a similar assignment.

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
• Reinforced concrete design according to Eurocode 2 – Author Mosley WH, Hulse R and Bungey JH.
• The British Standard Online Webpage.

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN
Set Mosley W. H., Hulse R and Bungey J. H. Reinforced concrete design according to Eurocode 2
CREDIT VALUE ECTS VALUE 15 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING 5 No Friday 3rd March 2023 Tuesday 17th October 2023
KEY WORDS SEARCH Reinforced Concrete Design

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