STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 2 - 2022/3
Module code: ENG3176
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The module provides an introduction to modelling complex structural behaviours used in practice for the design and analysis of structures. The Finite Element Method is introduced as a general tool for the numerical simulation of complex structural behaviours. Various topics associated with nonlinear structural behaviours, such as second-order effect, plastic collapse, and structural instability, are introduced.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
WANG Ying (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: H210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 84
Seminar Hours: 7
Tutorial Hours: 4
Guided Learning: 33
Captured Content: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Finite element method – an introduction to the method, including modelling principles, truss structures, frames structures and plate/shell structures. Introduction to the use of verification and validation processes in structural analysis modelling;
Nonlinear structural behaviours concerning structural failure:
- Plastic collapse – kinematic approaches to estimation of plastic collapse loads for beams, simple frames and simple slabs;
- Stability – an overview of structural stability theory and its significance;
- Second order effect – or termed as P-delta effect, considering the effects of imperfection and/or deflection on the load-deflection analysis.
As a core subject within Structures, this module will mainly cover the threads of 1) Design; and 2) Health and Safety Risk Management, and also contribute to the thread Sustainability.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS||30|
|Examination Online||ONLINE 24 HOUR (OPEN BOOK) EXAM||70|
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework assignment using Finite Element Analysis [LO 1, 2, 4, and 6]
An unseen written 2-hour exam [LO 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5]
The formative assessment consists of:
Self-assessment exercises on SurreyLearn
Feedback is given by
Personal feedback given during tutorials
Written feedback on coursework and Self-assessment exercises
Participation in SurreyLearn discussion forum
- Introduce different analytical and numerical approaches to assess the performance of different structural elements (i.e. frames, trusses, slabs and columns) commonly found in structural engineering.
- Provide an appreciation of relevant topics in structural engineering such as second order effect for load-deflection analysis, plastic collapse, and instability which can govern the design/analysis of structures.
|001||Evaluate the appropriateness of structural models (braced-frames and plated structures) by formal verification and validation techniques;||KCT||EA1B, EA2, EA3B|
|002||Employ commercial structural analysis and Finite Element applications to model skeletal and simple plane stress problems;||PT||EA2, P2B|
|003||Evaluate second-order effects;||KC||EA1B, EA2, EA3B|
|004||Use the Kinematic Approach to solve for rigid plastic collapse of beams, unbraced frames (including pitched rafter) and simple slabs;||KC||EA1B, EA2, EA3B|
|005||Evaluate forms of buckling (instability) failure in simple structural forms;||KC||EA1B, EA2, EA3B|
|006||Technical report writing, with the synthesis of data||T||P4|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
22 hours of lectures, 11 hours of tutorial classes, 30 hours of coursework and 87 hours independent learning.
2 hours examination.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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