CVEN4002W Struc.Analysis & Design spec.

Academic Year 2022/2023

There are two main sections: Analysis and Design, where the following topics are covered:

General moment distribution of beams and non-sway frames are covered. Elastic-plastic analysis and plastic moment re-distribution in the context of reinforced concrete design is covered.

Concrete slabs: Elastic analysis, Yield Line Analysis, Strip Methods. Reinforced concrete columns: Slenderness, Interaction Diagrams, Biaxial Bending.
Prestressed concrete design: Minimum section modulus, Magnel diagram, Profile design/debonding, Losses in pre-tensioned & post-tensioned prestressed concrete, Shear forces and Ultimate Limit State design. Masonry: Introduction, Bending element design, Columns/Walls,
Design of masonry panel walls for wind loading.
Timber: Introduction to design of vertical and horizontal elements using timber.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Interpret the origin and nature of the tools and concepts of concrete design such as interaction diagrams and plastic moment redistribution
2. Design reinforced and prestressed concrete beams, columns, frames and slabs
3. Design masonry structural elements
4. Understand the principles of timber design that underpin the sizing of both vertical and horizontal elements.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
CDIC1023W - English 1, CDIC1028W - English 2, CDIC2016W - English 3, CDIC2020W - English 4, OVSE1003W - English 1, OVSE1008W - English 2, OVSE2007W - English 3, OVSE2014W - English 4

Additional Information:
This module is delivered on our overseas campus in Chang'an only, and is not available for selection by students based in UCD Belfield, UCD Blackrock, or other overseas campus locations.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Exercises related to material covered at the time Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: End of year examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Name Role
Ozer Ekin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer