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BEng Civil Engineering

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Structural Design & Materials

Unit code MACE30792
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Civil Engineering Division L5
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

In order to produce innovative, sustainable and competitive design in practice, the structural engineer needs to be able to select appropriate solutions from all available materials and techniques. This unit provides an introduction to design using advanced techniques which can produce greater efficiency when using steel and concrete elements. As two of the most common building materials in the world, the design of masonry and timber elements is also explored.

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates

Aims

Building on knowledge gained in steel and reinforced concrete design, this unit aims to expand structural engineering design capability by introducing students to the design of elements and simple structures using pre-stressed concrete, timber, masonry and composite (steel/concrete) construction. 

Syllabus

• Pre-stressed concrete: design for serviceability and ultimate limit states.
• Timber: design of flexural and axially loaded timber elements.
• Masonry: design of vertical and laterally loaded elements.
• Composite construction: design of simply supported beams for flexure, shear and serviceability.
 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 80%
Report 20%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Project supervision 24
Tutorials 4
Independent study hours
Independent study 52

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Lee Cunningham Unit coordinator

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