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Module Code: CEN301
Module Title: Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2018/19
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to extend the students’ design abilities to the behaviour of steel portal frames and basic timber and masonry structures. At the same time to examine in detail all three structural materials and apply to design the requirements of the relevant Eurocodes.
Learning outcomes 
A. Combine knowledge acquired from construction materials and engineering structures in order to identify the various load conditions and analyze structural systems comprised by different materials.

B. Apply the theory of plasticity in order to analyze and design, steel portal frames, using the framework of EC3.

C. Use specific rules drawn from structural analysis in order to design timber structural systems subjected to combined vertical and horizontal loads, within the framework of EC5.

D. Use specific rules drawn from structural analysis in order to design masonry structural systems subjected to combined vertical and horizontal loads, within the framework of EC6.

E. Analyze and design within the framework of relevant Eurocodes the configuration of structural connections between timber-to-timber, steel-to timber and steel-to-steel structural elements.

F. Develop integrated solutions for given design problems.

Method of teaching and learning 
Basic information is presented in the form of lectures on each material. The lectures are supplemented by a number of tutorial problems which the students attempt on their own. Coursework involving design of structures in all three materials is an essential component of the course. Ongoing laboratory projects relevant to the taught subjects may be included. Construction/manufacturing site visits may be included.
Steel: Design of structural steelwork to Eurocode 3

1) Update of steel design to Eurocode 3 and related Eurocodes

2) Introduction to the theory of plasticity and its application to steel building design.

3) Design of portal frames and moment steel frames.

4) Welding and bolting connection methods.

5) Design of steel single-storey buildings for industrial, distribution, retail and leisure purposes. Timber: Introduction to wood as a material and to various relevant engineered wood products and jointing methods

Design of structural timber to Eurocode 5

1) Characteristic and design values of material properties

2) Moisture and load duration aspects

3) Ultimate limit state design of straight beams, columns and connections to Eurocode 5

4) Serviceability limit state design to Eurocode 5

5) Sustainability of timber structures and forest resources.

Masonry: Design of structural masonry to Eurocode 6

1) Characteristic compression, shear and bending strengths.

2) Eccentrically loaded compression members.

3) Shape as a design parameter.

4) Laterally loaded orthotropic panels.

5) An indication of approaches to global stability; use of reinforcement; practical

6) Building design details.

7) Specific forms such as cellular walls and important non-structural aspects in an

8) Integrated design.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39     13      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Written Examination 70.00
2 Coursework 30.00

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