CEG8310 : Structural Engineering Field Course
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mitrani
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Mixed Location
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
Students will apply their understanding of structural behaviour and develop an understanding of holistic building design through the study of a wide range of existing structures, a model-making workshop and a design exercise.
This module consists of a series of lectures, study visits and workshops to facilitate detailed, individual study and analysis of the structures observed on the study visits. Students will study a wide range of existing structures, apply knowledge gained from other modules, and learn about real structural behaviour & holistic building design.
Outline Of Syllabus
Lectures to provide an overview of the following topics, and prompt students to carryout further reading in areas where they lack prior knowledge:
• How structures work (load paths, stability, robustness…)
• Material selection for structural engineering
• Structural behaviour, analysis, design, construction and ECO
• Sketching & communication.
• Concept design and architecture
A wide variety of engineering structures and buildings will be visited on a series of day trips, possible locations include: bike shelter outside Drummond Building; the bridges over the Tyne in the centre of Newcastle; Central Station, Kingsgate Bridge; Alnwick Garden Pavilion. For each structure students will be required to consider aspects including design requirements, structural behaviour choice of materials and material behaviour, connections, construction methods and designing for construction, durability, robustness. Students will also carry out a model making workshop and a concept design exercise.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||131:00||131:00||Preperation Field Notebook following study visits, workshop, research, analysis/design and write up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||10:00||10:00||Directed research and reading based on lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||8||3:00||24:00||Review & discuss field notebooks, detailed building/structure study, workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||5||5:00||25:00||Studying existing structures.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will ensure that all students have a base level of knowledge regardless of their diverse backgrounds, and will prompt individual study where required. Field visits are ideally suited to studying existing buildings and structures. Workshops and review sessions will further illustrate principles of structural behaviour and design and enable staff to provide on going feedback and assistance as required.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||100||Indiv field notebook of hand drawn sketches, notes, research, analysis + write-up of structures.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Individual field notebooks will allow students to demonstrate their understanding of structural design, behaviour and construction and their ability to communicate effectively using sketches.