Undergraduate Course: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  In this course, students develop an understanding of the basic concepts, behaviour, and strength of steel, concrete, prestreseed concrete, composite and other structural sections. 
Course description 
The course consists of a total of 18 × 1 hour lectures, additional guest lectures and 8 × 1 hour tutorial sessions.
LECTURES
The lectures will follow this approximate schedule:
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

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None, but see corequisite requirements 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 2 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
64 )

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

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Coursework 20%
Examination 80% 
Feedback 
Not entered 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)   1:30   Resit Exam Diet (August)   1:30  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will 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, concrete and composite (i.e. steelconcrete, FRPconcrete) 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;
 explain the behaviour of prestressed concrete.

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.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Keywords  Not entered 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr David Rush
Tel: (0131 6)50 6023
Email: D.Rush@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
Email: Lucy.Davie@ed.ac.uk 

