CEG3302 : Structural Analysis 2

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module builds on the fundamental structural theory taught in Stages 1 and 2 (CEG1301 and CEG2301) to include more complex analysis of structural elements and expand the theory to analysis of non-symmetrical cross-sections, statically determinate and indeterminate structures, and plastic collapse of frames.

Outline Of Syllabus

General bending of beams: Stresses due to flexure; Location and direction of Neutral axis; Shear stresses due to bending; Distribution of shear stresses in a thin-wall section; Shear centres;
Deflections and rotations of a beam under applied loads.

Torsion: Torsion of open and closed cross-sections; Stress distribution due to torsion; Rotation due to torsion.

Energy methods: Elastic strain energy; The principle of conservation of energy; Principles of virtual works; Deflection of frames.

Plasticity of structures: Basics of plastic analysis; Plastic Neutral Axis; Plastic moment capacity reduction; Plastic hinges; Collapse mechanisms; Analysis of plastic collapse of frames.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion240:3012:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Includes background reading, reading lecture notes & solving practice problems.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The content of this module is largely theoretical and will therefore be taught through a combination of lectures (to impart knowledge) and small group teaching activities / problem sessions to apply this knowledge, check understanding and enable the students to receive additional help as required.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A100Unseen written exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is largely theoretical and numerical, it is therefore appropriate to assess the learning outcomes entirely by written examination. This will consist of questions that require application and synthesis of the course material, not just reproduction.

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