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Module Code: CEN203
Module Title: Engineering Structures
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: CEN103
To provide awareness and understanding of the principles of solid mechanics applied to engineering structures. In particular, the behaviour and types of failure of simple elastic systems and structural members used throughout civil engineering.
Learning outcomes 
A. Apply solid mechanics principles to statically determinate and indeterminate structural elements such as trusses, beams, columns, and frames.

B. Analyse a given structure to determine the support reactions, bending moments, shear forces, bending and shear stresses, deflections, rotations and strain energy.

C. Predict the structural behaviour and failure of engineering structural systems by applying different methods and techniques used to analyse the structure.

D. Carry out laboratory experimental work using test, measurement equipment and software analysis techniques to collect and analyse data.

Method of teaching and learning 
The material in this module is delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Elastic analysis of statically determinate/indeterminate structures and stability of a column.

Energy theorems: Elastic strain energy, Method of virtual work, Deflection of Trusses and Beams by virtual work method, Castigliano’s theorem, Deflection/deformation and rotation under compression, tension, bending, and torsion of beams, frames, and trusses.

Statically indeterminate structures: Concept of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Slope deflection and Moment distribution methods. Examples for continuous beams, frames, and for frames that sway. Introduction to understanding of structural behaviour.

Column under compressive loading (Buckling of Struts): Euler buckling load for a perfect pin-ended and other end boundary conditions. Buckling about major and minor axis. Buckling of struts for other conditions such as eccentric loading, initial curvature and lateral loadings.

Shear stress analysis of structural members: Stresses in symmetrical/unsymmetrical sections. Shear centre and flow of open sections. Unsymmetrical bending of symmetric and unsymmetrical sections.

Lab class: Virtual and experimental laboratories for buckling of struts, shear centre and unsymmetrical bending. Computer structural analysis for frames and verified by manual calculations.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     26  8    90  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Examination 80.00
2 Lab Frame Analysis 10.00
4 Lab Buckling And Unsymmetrical Bending 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:33:10 AM