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Module Code: CEN408
Module Title: Advanced Structural Design
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
1. Theory and design of advanced structural systems.

2. Application of finite element method.

3. Integrating knowledge of lateral loading in high-rise buildings.

4. Hands-on experience in tackling the planning, analysis and design issues in real-life structural design projects while performing the analysis and design of representative structural system and components.

Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate a practical awareness of the influence of lateral loading on the design of high rise buildings.

B. Develop integrated design solutions considering all aspects of a design project which meets real world needs.

C. Analyse and design advanced structural systems (structural forms, slab systems and foundations) integrating hand calculations and advanced FEM software within the context of national design codes (Eurocodes).

Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be delivered via formal lectures and computer lab practices. A relatively large project (CW) will be set, where concepts and modelling of complex structural forms need to be considered. Students need to complete the project under instruction via actively asking questions and discussing issues.
1-2. Stability of high-rise buildings and lateral load considerations in high-rise building.

3-4. Structural forms: braced frame structures, rigid frame structures, infilled frames, shear wall, wall frame and tubular structures. Slab systems.

5-6. Finite element modelling of structural elements (beams, bars, plate and shell).

8-14. Design project, including project briefing for a high-rise building, conception design and scheme comparison and selection, loading calculations (vertical and lateral), foundation, verification via hand calculations, and drawing with detailing.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 24    28      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework Assignment 85.00
2 Presentation 15.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 1:00:59 AM