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Undergraduate Course: Detailed Design of Structures 3 (CIVE09029)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explains the behaviour of steel and concrete structures, and explores how understanding of their behaviour is applied in structural design.

The fundamental mechanics of steel and concrete structural members are described. The role of design codes in interpreting observed and theoretical behaviour is explained, using the Eurocode methods to design steel and concrete members.
Course description LECTURES (1 x 2 hour lecture per week)

The following subjects will be covered during the course:

D1 Introduction to the Eurocodes; Design loads
Introduction to building design and the role of design codes; limit states; load cases and load combinations; appropriate use of spreadsheets and software in design.

C1 Flexural design of concrete sections
Ultimate limit state analysis and design of singly and doubly reinforced sections. The balanced section.

C2 Shear in concrete
Shear mechanisms in concrete; the variable angle truss analogy; strut and tie analogies; corbels.

C3 Moment redistribution; serviceability; detailing
Moment redistribution and ductility requirements in continuous beams and slabs; deflection and cracking at serviceability loads; bar placement, curtailment and anchorage checks.

C4 Design of concrete columns
N-M interaction diagrams; non-symmetric reinforcement; biaxial bending; slender columns; internal, external and corner columns.

C5 Design of concrete slabs
One-way, two-way and flat slab design; punching shear.

S1 Steel beams
Design of steel beams; plastic and stability failure; steel-concrete composite structural elements.

S2 Steel columns
Design of steel columns; local stability; effect of axial load on moment capacity; member stability; overall stability.

S3 Steel connections
Bolted and welded connections.

S4 Portal frames
Design of pinned- and fixed-base frames; haunched frames; wind bracing; cladding, gable end posts, purlins and sheeting rails.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 35 for Eurocode extracts
Information for Visiting Students
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 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 64 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 100%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate understanding of how steel and concrete members behave and the models used to describe their behaviour;
  2. communicate a design clearly through neat and accurate calculations, drawings, and technical reports of an appropriate length and level of detail
  3. demonstrate understanding of how steel and concrete members behave and the models used to describe their behaviour;
Reading List
British Standards (2010). Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for Students of Structural Design, PP 1990:2010, 3rd ed. ISBN 978 0 580 69454 7

Additional reading and alternative coverage of the course material:
- Trahair N.S., Bradford M.A., Nethercot D.A., Gardner L. (2008). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3. 4th edition. ISBN 978 0 415 41866 9.
- The Steel Construction Institute (2005). Steel Designers Manual. 6th edition, Blackwell Science. ISBN 1405134127. A very useful reference, but the current edition is based upon BS5950, not EC3.*
- Mosley B., Bungey J., and Hulse R (2007). Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2. Sixth Edition, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0 230 50071 4

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Course organiserDr Ahmad Al-Remal
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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