CVEN40770 Analysis of Structures 3

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module covers advanced structural analysis topics such as the effect of axial forces, torsion, boundary conditions, and material and geometric nonlinearity

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will have the ability to:
1) Analyse 1-, 2- and 3-D skeletal structures using flexibility, stiffness and graphical moment distribution methods. Calculate displacements due to bending, shear, torsion and axial effects.
2) Analyse 2-D structures, including grids and slabs.
3) Analyse the effects of axial deformation, springs, settlements, plastic behaviour, and large displacements on the structural response.

Indicative Module Content:

Force (Flexibility) and Displacement (Stiffness) Methods; Unit-Force Theorem; Graphical Moment distribution Method (sway and non-sway); Symmetry and Anti-symmetry; Grids; Elasto-plastic Analysis of Continuous Beams and Frames; Moment Redistribution Analysis; Upper Bound Plastic Methods -> Yield-line Theory; Lower Bound Plastic Methods; Orthotropic Slabs; Geometric Non-linearity.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

30

Seminar (or Webinar)

6

Specified Learning Activities

24

Autonomous Student Learning

65

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, assignments, tests 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
CVEN30020 - Analysis of Structures 1, CVEN30170 - Analysis of Structures 2


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: assignments, tests Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No

30

Examination: End-of-trimester written exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Other No

70


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Post-assessment feedback

Name Role
Miguel Casero Flórez Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Autumn