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EA3518: MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

The major topic of this course is an introduction to modern methods of elastic structural analysis. In this topic, direct, energy and matrix methods are jointly used to solve, initially, problems of the deformation of simple beams. The theorem of virtual work is introduced in the context of beams and frameworks.

The rigid-plastic analysis of beams is then introduced along with the upper bound theorem and their importance to engineering design.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The major topic of this course is an introduction to modern methods of elastic structural analysis. In this topic, direct, energy and matrix methods are jointly used to solve, initially, problems of the deformation of simple beams. The theorem of virtual work is introduced in the context of beams and frameworks.
The rigid-plastic analysis of beams is then introduced along with the upper bound theorem and their importance to engineering design.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Engineering (Civil)
  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Environmental)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Civil and Structural)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mech with Oil & Gas Studies)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Eng (Mechanical and Electrical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Civil)
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Eng with Subsea Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%). Resit: 1 three hour examination paper. Mark awarded is the higher of (a) the resit examination paper (80%) and earlier continuous assessment (20%) OR (b) the resit examination paper alone (100%).

Formative Assessment

Tutorial questions and questions worked through together in class. Lab assignments.

Feedback

a)Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions and at the practical lab sessions.
b) Generic exam feedback will be emailed to the whole class at their University email address.
c) Students requesting individual feedback on their exam performance should make an appointment within 3 weeks of the publication of the exam results.
d) Logbooks will be returned with marks and comments after lab classes.

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