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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Curricular information is subject to change

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


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




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

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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


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


Carry forward of passed components
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

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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.
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