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Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Steel & Concrete Structures
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Checking adequacy of structural members to withstand forces applied on them without excessive deformations is an essential part of structural design. This unit provides an introduction to structural design according to limit state design principles and presents detailed design checks for different types of steel and reinforced concrete structural elements, according to Eurocode 2 (for concrete) and Eurocode 3 (for steel). The intended learning outcomes are to enable students to develop an understanding of the requirements of structural design and the ability to design simple steel and concrete structural elements. The course is delivered as 24 hours of lectures and 6 hours of tutorial work, some of which is laboratory-based. Assessment is 80% exam and 20% coursework.
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
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Structures 2 (Civil)||CIVL20001||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Steel structures - path analysis in simple structures, member capacity check for tension, compression, bending, combined compression and bending members. Estimate the embodied carbon of the structure designed in the coursework.
Concrete structures - Loadings/ Actions on Structures: Limit States Design, Imposed load, Dead load, Wind load;
Reinforced concrete design: Eurocode 2, RC Beams and Slabs, RC Columns, Braced Frames, Pad foundations.
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|Supervised time in studio/wksp||8|
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|Yong Wang||Unit coordinator|