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Undergraduate Course: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryIn 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 Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 will help you develop some of the fundamental ideas and calculation methods required to design and assess structures for ultimate loads. By assessing the plastic capacity of sections, engineers can assess whether their designs can support the level of load required.

The course covers:
- real and idealized constitutive material models used in design;
- the plastic analysis of sections under pure bending and under combined axial load and bending;
- creating and using M-N diagrams;
- principals behind composite and pre-stressed construction; and
- design of reinforced concrete, steel, and composite sections using plastic analysis.

The course will have lectures, self-learning and tutorials that will help the student to understand the principals used in BDS2. The students will demonstrate what they have learnt through coursework (30% of final mark) and a 1hr 30 min exam (70%).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Civil Engineering 1 (CIVE08001)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Structural Mechanics 2A (SCEE08002) AND Structural Mechanics 2B (CIVE08010) AND Materials Science and Engineering (Civil) 2 (CIVE08013)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone, but see co-requisite requirements
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, 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 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 30%
Examination 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. apply general stress-strain curves to analyse the stress distribution on a general section under combined bending and compression/tension
  2. calculate the ultimate capacity of common sections made of common materials under pure bending, pure axial, or combined bending and axial loading
  3. develop M-N interaction curves for any sections made of any materials (e.g. steel, concrete, masonry, composite) for a given constitutive model
  4. calculate the ultimate moment and compression capacities of composite (e.g. steel-concrete, FRP-concrete etc.) sections and explain the benefits of this type of construction;
  5. understand and explain the behaviour and benefits of pre-stressed 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 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.

-Cobb - Structural Engineers Pocket Book, third edition, 2014
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr David Rush
Tel: (0131 6)50 6023
Course secretaryMr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080
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