Undergraduate Course: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012)
|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
|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.
The course consists of a total of 18 × 1 hour lectures, additional guest lectures and 8 × 1 hour tutorial sessions.
The lectures will follow this approximate schedule:
Structure and aims of the course; introduction to the limit state design philosophy; different types of structural forms.
L2 Stress-strain relationships
Stress-strain relationships (constitutive model) of idealised materials under uniaxial tension/compression: elastic-brittle, elastic-perfectly 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
Moment-axial force interaction diagram for simple steel sections.
L5 Steel -3
Moment-axial force interaction diagram for complex steel sections.
L6 Masonry - 1
Bricks and mortar, behaviour of masonry, stress-strain 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 stress-strain 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; over-reinforced, under-reinforced 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, M-N interaction diagrams, examples.
L13 Composite structures - 1
Bending resistance of steel-concrete composite sections.
L14 Composite structures - 2
M-N interaction diagram of steel-concrete 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.
T1 Stress-strain relationships for different materials
T2 Tensile, compressive and bending capacities of steel sections, M-N 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
|Pre-requisites||None, but see co-requisite requirements
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- apply general stress-strain 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. steel-concrete, FRP-concrete) sections;
- develop M-N 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 pre-stressed concrete.
|- Trahair, N. S., Bradford, M. A. & Nethercot, D. A. (2001). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to BS5950, Spon Press, third edition-British.|
- 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: Butterworth-Heinemann, 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr David Rush
Tel: (0131 6)50 6023
|Course secretary||Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
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