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Module

CEG2302 : Steel and Concrete Structures

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sean Wilkinson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce students to limit states design with special emphasis on the design of steel and concrete structural elements.
To provide students with the essential theories and concepts that enables them to design simple structural elements in both structural steel and reinforced concrete.
To introduce students to appropriate Codes of Practice (such as British Standards and Eurocodes).

Summary:
Put simply, structural engineers design buildings and infrastructure for structural sufficiency. This module is the first in a series of structural design modules where students learn to do this. The module introduces students to the principles of limit states design and discusses the relevant limiting states and how these are derived. The module then describes the theory behind the structural models used to determine if a structure is structurally sound. In this module, design is limited to simple element design; however the relationship between element design and building system design is introduced. Construction issues are also discussed and some of these are demonstrated with a series of practical classes where full sized steel beams, concrete beams and steel columns are tested to destruction. Analyses of test results help to reinforce the theory. Finally students are introduced to relevant Codes of Practice for designing structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

Review of material behaviour of steel and concrete, introduction to reliability theory and the principles of limit state design, limiting states relevant for structural design of steel and concrete structures, bending of reinforced concrete beams at service loads, bending of reinforced concrete at ultimate limit state, shear in reinforced concrete beams, concrete compression members. Steel tension members, steel compression members, steel members subjected to bendings.

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.

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