CVEN40780 Design of Structures 2

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is a continuation of "Design of Structures 1". While the latter is focused on basic steel and concrete design, the design involving those two materials are extended here to cover more advanced topics. Additionally, the design of prestressed concrete, masonry and timber elements are covered.

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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.
5. Carry out structural detailed design for elements of the structure

Indicative Module Content:

Reinforced Concrete Design: 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 Design: Introduction, Bending element design, Columns/Walls, Design of masonry panel walls for wind loading.

Timber Design: Design of vertical and horizontal elements using timber.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials, in-class tests 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Tutorials, In-class tests, Assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Not yet recorded No


Examination: End-of-trimester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Not yet recorded 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

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

In-class feedback

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) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 3 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 13:00 - 13:50