CEG2301 : Structural Analysis
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sarah Dunn
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
1. To understand the principles behind the analysis and design of statically determinate and
2. To understand how these principles are applied and what assumptions and simplifications are made in structural analysis.
3. To emphasise the importance of strength, stiffness and stability within structures and structural elements
This module builds on the structural theory developed for statically determinate structures in stage 1, and provides valuable knowledge which underpins much of the design information and formulae used in British Standards and Eurocodes, and other Codes of Practice. The module has a strong mathematical bias and delivers fundamental theory behind many traditional forms of construction, including those which are in frequent use in modern construction.
Outline Of Syllabus
1. Revision: concepts of structural equilibrium, simplifications and assumptions in structural analysis, degrees of freedom, supports, reactions, connections.
2. Concepts of static determinacy/indeterminacy and mechanisms for trusses, beams and frames.
3. Statically determinate trusses: methods of joints (revision) and method of sections.
4. Beams: loading; bending moment (BM) and shear force (SF); BM and SF diagrams (revision); Differential relations for BM and SF.
5. Euler buckling theory: critical forces and buckling modes.
6. Frames: loading, bending moment (BM), axial (AF) and shear force (SF); AF, BM and SF diagrams.
7. Deflections using energy methods: energy balance, virtual work, Castiliano, Maxwell’s principle, Betti’s law.
8. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method: Trusses, beams, frames.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||0:15||2:30||Revision for class test|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||23||0:30||11:30||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Class test|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||23||1:00||23:00||Lectures that introduce and present detailed description for the essential theories and methods used|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||18||1:00||18:00||Tutorial sessions that reinforce the knowledge and understanding developed during the lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||42:30||42:30||To review the lecture material, suggested text books and other relevant material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying engineering principles and help students develop an understanding of the theories and methodologies used in analysing structural elements. The students will also be shown how to solve various structural analysis problems. Small group teaching activities are used to help students solve problems and prepare for examination type questions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||70||Unseen written examination|
|Written Examination||60||1||M||30||Unseen class test|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examination and the class test (1 hour) are appropriate ways to assess both theoretical understanding and problem-solving skills under time-constraints as required in the industry. The students will need to memorise the methodology and relevant formulae in order to attempt solving the given structural problems. This encourages students to think critically and develop a comprehensive understanding of the concepts taught in this module.