# DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2015/2016

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# Undergraduate Course: Computer Methods in Structural Engineering 3 (CIVE09027)

 School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Availability Available to all students SCQF Credits 10 ECTS Credits 5 Summary This course introduces computational matrix methods (flexibility and stiffness) as a tool for numerical analysis of structures with an introduction to the mathematics of matrices. Course description Lectures (2 hours per week); Tutorials (1 hour per week); Computing lab exercises, and 1 computing lab project Lectures: L1-2 Introduction to basic concepts; Basic matrix operations L3-4 Fundamental structural analysis principles and indeterminacy; Stiffness and flexibility concepts L5-6 Flexibility method and beam example; Introduction to MASTAN (or a similar stiffness method-based structural analysis program) L7-8 Stiffness method fundamentals; Stiffness method for beams with the unit displacement approach L9-10 Stiffness method with unit displacement approach for beams (continued); Computer oriented direct stiffness method fundamentals L11-12 Direct stiffness method for beams L13-14 Direct stiffness method for trusses L15-16 Direct stiffness method for frames L17-18 Stiffness method with unit displacement approach for trusses and frames Summary and revision Tutorials: T1 Static and kinematic indeterminacy & Flexibility and stiffness coefficients T2-T3 Flexibility method problems T4-T6 Stiffness method problems ¿ beams T7-T9 Stiffness method problems - trusses and frames Computing Lab Exercises: A set of problems are provided for exercises using the designated computing software (MASTAN or equivalent). Computing Project: Using frame analysis software (MASTAN or equivalent) Two frame problems will be set for the students to analyse. They will be asked to provide a report based on all the work carried out for the analyses and the assumptions made. They will be asked to present results in the form of graphs and diagrams (shear force, bending moment and deflection) and their interpretation of the results obtained.
 Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Structural Mechanics 2A (SCEE08002) Co-requisites Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
 Pre-requisites Structural Analysis/Mechanics High Demand Course? Yes
 Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None Course Start Semester 2 Course Start Date 11/01/2016 Timetable Timetable Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 ) Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 % Additional Information (Assessment) Intermittent Assessment 30% Degree Exam 70% Feedback Not entered Exam Information Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May) 2:00 Resit Exam Diet (August) 2:00
 On completion of this course, the student will be able to: Describe the concepts of static and kinematic indeterminacies of structures, and their roles in structural analysis;Apply the matrix methods to analyse the deformations and forces in two-dimensional (2D) structures, in particular beam, plane truss and plane frame, and carry out checks and interpret results in connection with basic mechanics of structures;Carry out elastic analysis of frame structures using structural analysis software.
 McGuire W., Gallagher R.J. and Ziemian R.D. Matrix Structural Analysis. 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
 Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered Keywords Structural Engineering,matrix methods,computer aided analysis
 Course organiser Prof Yong Lu Tel: Email: Yong.Lu@ed.ac.uk Course secretary Mrs Lynn Hughieson Tel: (0131 6)50 5687 Email: eto@eng.ed.ac.uk
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