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CEG3302 : Structural Analysis 2

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Vladimir Vinogradov
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Stresses and strains: Definitions of stresses, strains, tractions; Stress tensor; Differential and integral relations between stresses and forces, stresses and moments, strains and displacements; Equilibrium and compatibility.

Symmetric bending of beams: Pure bending; Moments of area; Flexural and shear stress distribution; Deflection in statically determinate and indeterminate beams; Euler’s buckling.

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

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00Short recordings of lecture materials
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Recording of worked out examples
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:0020:00Revision for summative assessment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion23:006:00online assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Online tutorials
Guided Independent StudySkills practice44:0016:00Formative online tests/practise problems.
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion22:004:00Asynchronous Q&A session run over a day
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study114:0014:00Reviewing notes taken from recordings
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 problem solving sessions to apply this knowledge, develop problem solving skills, check understanding of the material and enable the students to receive additional help as required.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M50In-course online assessment (NUMBAS test/Canvas)
Computer assessment1M50In-course online assessment (NUMBAS test/Canvas)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1M4 x online practice tests set approx every fortnight
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is largely theoretical and numerical, it is therefore appropriate to assess the learning outcomes entirely by written or computer-based examination. This will consist of questions that require application and synthesis of the course material.

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