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Unit information: Structural Engineering 1 in 2019/20

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Unit name Structural Engineering 1
Unit code CENG11700
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Agarwal
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

This unit covers the basic principles of stress analysis, structural behaviour and interpretation of force systems. At the end of the course, successful students will be able to explain how structural engineering relates to science, mathematics and human needs; understand the basic principles of force systems, equilibrium and elastic analysis, and how these may be applied to the design of engineering structures; be able to solve simple problems in structures and stress analysis and know how to devise mathematical models of simple structural problems.

Aims:

To learn the basic principles of stress analysis and structural behaviour.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, successful students will:

  1. understand the basic principles of force systems, equilibrium and elastic analysis, and how these may be applied to the design of engineering structures;
  2. be able to solve simple problems in structures and stress analysis;
  3. know how to devise mathematical models of simple structural problems.

Teaching details

  • Lectures 40 hours
  • Example classes 38 hours
  • Computing classes 2 hours
  • Laboratory classes 6 hours

Assessment Details

1.5 hour test (Jan) 20% 3 hour exam (May/June) 80%

Reading and References

  1. Structures: Theory and Analysis, by M S Williams & J D Todd, Macmillan, 2000
  2. Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, by Harry H West, Wiley, 1993
  3. Structural Analysis, by R C Hibbeler, Prentice Hall, 2006
  4. Structures, by J E Gordon, Penguin Books, 1988 (good supplementary reading)
  5. Mechanics of Materials, by J M Gere, Brooks/Cole, 2001
  6. Mechanics of Materials, by R C Hibbeler, Prentice Hall, 2005
  7. Mechanics of Materials, by E P Popov, Prentice Hall, 1978

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