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Module

CEG2301 : Structural Analysis

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Amir Mofidi
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To understand the principles behind the analysis and design of statically determinate and
indeterminate structures.
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.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable