Undergraduate Course: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Course type  Standard 
Availability  Available to all students 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) 
Credits  10 
Home subject area  Civil 
Other subject area  None 
Course website 
None 
Taught in Gaelic?  No 
Course description  In this course, students develop an understanding of the basic concepts, behaviour, and strength of steel, concrete, prestreseed concrete, composite and other structural sections. 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None, but see corequisite requirements 
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?  Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)

Learn enabled: Yes 
Quota: None 

Web Timetable 
Web Timetable 
Course Start Date 
13/01/2014 
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
69 )

Additional Notes 

Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) 
Written Exam
80 %,
Coursework
20 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)   1:30   Resit Exam Diet (August)   1:30  
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
* apply general stressstrain curves to analyse the stress distribution on a general section under combined bending and compression/tension
* calculate the ultimate moment and compression capacities of general steel sections;
* calculate the ultimate moment and compression capacities of various reinforced concrete sections;
* calculate the ultimate moment and compression capacities of various composite (e.g. steelconcrete, FRPconcrete etc.) sections;
* develop MN interaction curves for any sections made of any materials (e.g. steel, concrete, masonry, composite) for a given constitutive model;
* calculate the ultimate capacity of common sections made of common materials under combined bending and compression;
* understand the behaviour of prestressed concrete. 
Assessment Information
Coursework 20%
Examination 80% 
Special Arrangements
None 
Additional Information
Academic description 
Not entered 
Syllabus 
The course consists of a total of 18 × 1 hour lectures, additional guest lectures and 8 × 1 hour tutorial sessions.
LECTURES
L1 Introduction
Structure and aims of the course; introduction to the limit state design philosophy; different types of structural forms.
L2 Stressstrain relationships
Stressstrain relationships (constitutive model) of idealised materials under uniaxial tension/compression: elasticbrittle, elasticperfectly plastic, rigid plastic, elastic no tension, plastic no tension.
L3 Steel  1
Strength of various steel sections under pure tension, compression or bending.
L4 Steel  2
Momentaxial force interaction diagram for simple steel sections.
L5 Steel 3
Momentaxial force interaction diagram for complex steel sections.
L6 Masonry  1
Bricks and mortar, behaviour of masonry, stressstrain relationship, compressive strength of masonry units and masonry assemblies.
L7 Masonry  2
Analysis and design strength of masonry members under eccentric compressive loading
L8 Concrete  introduction
Concrete as a construction material, strength, test methods, review of stressstrain curve, introduction to durability of concrete.
L9 Plain concrete members
Tensile, compressive and bending capacities of plain concrete members, examples.
L10 Reinforced concrete members  1
Section analysis based on full bond and plane section assumptions, Simplified stress block; overreinforced, underreinforced and balanced sections; calculation of the moment of resistance of singly reinforced section with examples.
L11 Reinforced concrete members  2
Doubly reinforced sections, calculation of the moment of resistance of the section with example; flanged beams; calculation of moment of resistance of flanged beams.
L12 Reinforced concrete members  3
Compressive resistance, MN interaction diagrams, examples.
L13 Composite structures  1
Bending resistance of steelconcrete composite sections.
L14 Composite structures  2
MN interaction diagram of steelconcrete composite sections.
L15 Composite structures  3
Concrete reinforced with new materials (e.g. FRP).
L16 Prestressed concrete  1
Introduction, concepts, techniques of applying prestressing, loss of prestress.
L17 Prestressed concrete  2
Stress analysis and strength of prestressed sections.
L18 Revision
TUTORIALS
T1 Stressstrain relationships for different materials
T2 Tensile, compressive and bending capacities of steel sections, MN interaction
T3 Steel and masonry columns
T4 Reinforced concrete sections: capacity under pure bending and eccentric compression
T5 Bending capacity of composite sections

Transferable skills 
Not entered 
Reading list 
 Trahair, N. S., Bradford, M. A. & Nethercot, D. A. (2001). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to BS5950, Spon Press, third editionBritish.
 MacGinley, T. J. (1998). Steel Structures. London: E & FN Spon, second edition.
 MacGinley, T. J. & Ang, T. C. (1992). Structural Steelwork: Design to Limit State Theory. Oxford: ButterworthHeinemann, second edition.
Nethercot, D. A. (2001). Limit States Design of Structural Steelwork. London: Spon Press, third edition.
 Owens, G. W. & Knowles, P., Eds. (1994). Steel Designers' Manual. The Steel Construction Institute. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd.
 Reinforced & Prestressed Concrete, Kong and Evans, Chapman Hall, 1992.
 Mosley, B., Bungey, J. and Hulse, R. (2007). Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2. Palgrave, 6th edition.
 Seward, D. (2003). Understanding structures, Analysis, Materials, Design. Palgrave, 3rd edition.
Chanakya, A. (2003). Design of structural elements: concrete, steelwork, masonry and timber design to British Standards and Eurocodes. Spon Press, 2nd edition.

Study Abroad 
Not entered 
Study Pattern 
Not entered 
Keywords  Not entered 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Sarah Christian
Tel: (0131 6)50 5723
Email: Sarah.Christian@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Lucy.Davie@ed.ac.uk 

