Module Title:   Advanced Structural Analysis

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4022M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Construction & Environment (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr F Fu

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2036M

Corequisite(s):   None

This module is intended to introduce and develop understanding of:
Displacement method;
Stiffness method with applications to frames and trusses with multiple redundancies;
Mechanisms of plastic collapse for a variety of beams and frames;
Stability analysis of beams and columns.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Understanding is developed during problem classes. Oral feedback is given during problem classes. Assessment is by formal examination.

Lectures:   16.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Solve beams and frames using displacement method, slope-deflection equations for beam and frame.
1.2 Solve planar trusses and frames by using the stiffness matrix method.
1.3 Determine the plastic collapse load for beams and frames.
1.4 Determine the buckling load for beam and columns.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Use appropriate methods for the analysis of elastic and elastic-plastic structures.
2.2 Appreciate the effects of nonlinearities on the structural performances.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Displacement analysis method for beam and frames.
Stiffness matrix methods for the elastic analysis of pin-jointed trusses and frames.
Plastic analysis of beams and frames.
Stability analysis of columns and beams.

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