Module Title:   Steel and Composite Design (Hong Kong)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4128M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof D Lam

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG2050M     ENG2051M

Corequisite(s):   None

o To advance the students` understanding of the concept of steel and composite design and their applications in engineering.
O To enable students` to design and analyse complex steel and composite structures and associated processing techniques.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories explored in formal lectures, which are then practised in tutorials.

Directed study:
This will include work required for the design project.

Private study
Topics of directed independent include a critical review of Eurocode guidance, specialist technical reports published by Steel Constructional Institute and relevant journal papers (e.g. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Engineering Structures, The Structural Engineer, and ICE Proceedings).

Lectures:   22.00          Directed Study:   64.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          Other:   10.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

1. have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding to design complex steel and composite structures.
2. have in depth knowledge of the fundamental and advanced design philosophies in design of unbraced steel structures.
3. acquire critical understanding of latest research and developing technologies related to the design of composite structures
4. acquire in depth knowledge and systematic understanding of a specialised area and skills (in the context of advanced steel & composite design) via independent study and design project

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

1. design of complex unbraced steel structures.
2. design of complex steel-concrete composite structures.

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

General Learning Outcomes (UK-SPEC): critically evaluate new concepts and methods (in the context of advanced steel & composite design).

Please refer to Outline Syllabus for Specific Learning Outcomes (UK-SPEC).

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   30%
  Design Project: 1,000 words

Outline Syllabus:
1. Robustness design of complex steel framed buildings.
2. Advanced sway stability design for steel framed buildings.
3. Design of multi-storey unbraced steel framed constructions.
4. Design of complex steel-concrete composite structures.

Specific Learning Outcomes (UK-SPEC): Underpinning Science & Mathematics (In-depth knowledge and understanding of mathematical models as applied to steel & composite design; a critical evaluation of the limits of such models); Engineering Analysis (the ability to evaluate mathematical models to solve problems in structural engineering; the ability to assess the limitations of particular cases); Design (in-depth knowledge and understanding of design processes for structural steel elements and systems); Engineering Practice (with critical awareness and thorough understanding of how the physical and mechanical properties of steel influence design methods and construction processes).

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