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EG35G2: DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

The course is a variant of the existing EA3519 course, to be made available only to students on the Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng in Civil Engineering, and forms part of the Level 3 Honours Programme. The variation covers the same Learning Outcomes, content and assessment as the existing EA3519 course, which is being taught in the same half session as this variant. What changes is that the delivery model is a blended model, whatever the state of Covid Lockdown.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paul C. Davidson

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The syllabus consists of the following topics, but need not be delivered in the following order.

  1. Design of structural steelwork to Eurocode 3: beams (flexure, shear, lateral, torsional and local buckling); axially loaded columns, beam columns.        
  2. Design of welded and bolted connections.
  3. Design of composite (steel and concrete) beams and slabs to Eurocode 4.
  4. Structural Concrete: Testing of hardened and fresh concrete, Mix Design. Design loads and design strength of materials. Limit state design of reinforced concrete elements to Eurocode 2. Flexural analysis of singly and doubly reinforced beams. Shear, bond, anchorage, curtailment, deflection and crack control. Reinforced concrete columns, axially loaded and eccentrically loaded short columns. Short and slender elements.  

Associated with this course is an extensive laboratory exercise where concrete cubes and cylinders, and a reinforced concrete beam, are tested to destruction. In the latter case the gradual process of beam failure is carefully monitored and logged and the results compared with design theory.

Students are required to purchase the Eurocode student extracts, Concise Eurocode 3 (P362) and Steel Section Tables (P363) and the Course Tutor will advise on the arrangements for these. Students will be required to bring these documents to the final examination, which is, in any case, Open-Book. The same documents are also required to be used in the level 4 course (EG40JG), which follows on from this one.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Online exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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3 Hour exam

This will be timetabled during reading week half way through the second half session (in early March, notionally in week 32), together with the campus-based EA3519 students. It will be a three hour online exam making up half of the module whether or not lockdown restrictions still apply.

 

Feedback will be provided to the entire class in a summary of cohort exam performance, and on an individualised basis to students on request.

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on MyAberdeen as comments on a marked up lab report.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 40,41 Feedback Weeks 46

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Feedback

This exam covers the second half of the course and will take place during the normal exam diet at the end of the second half session. If lockdown restrictions still apply it will be an online exam, otherwise it will take place with the campus-based EA3519 students’ exam at Old Aberdeen.

 

Feedback will be provided to the entire class in a summary of cohort exam performance, and on an individualised basis to students on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Whichever of the three assessments whose failure has contributed to the overall failure of the course will have to be resat. The weighting of the resat elements will be as they had been previously – therefore for this Exam 1 the weighting will be 50%.

The marks for the resat elements will be incorporated with the marks for the previously passed assessments to produce an overall resit mark.

Individualised feedback available to student on request

 

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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FactualRememberIntended learning outcomes for this course can be found in the school course guide

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