Review of Matrix algebra; force method & stiffness method
Stress, strain and their relation, equilibrium and compatibility.
Yield criteria and limit analysis.
Formulation of boundary value problems in elasticity, solution techniques and examples.
Torsion theory, membrane analogy, effect of warping restraint.
method, Solution of large systems of linear equations
Finite element method, solution procedures, and solution bound
Plane strain and plane stress elements
Plate bending elements
Flat shell elements
Structural dynamics & eigenvalue problems
Three-dimensional stress analysis
Unit 1: Introduction - Materials for making concrete - Properties of Fresh Concrete
Unit 2: Concrete mix design principles and Properties of hardened concrete
Unit 3: Materials science and Fracture Mechanics for Concrete
Unit 4: Dimensional Stability of Concrete
Unit 5: Durability of Concrete and Inspection Strategies
Unit 6: Introduction to Prestressed Concrete Design
Unit 7: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures – Bending
Unit 8: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures (Shear) and Composite Prestressed/RC structures
Unit 9: Design of Composite Prestressed/RC structures – Examples
Unit 10: Introduction to Composite Steel-Concrete structures
Unit 11: Design of Composite sections (ULS) and shear connectors
Unit 1: Design process and design philosophies, Review of Analysis topics
Unit 2: EC0 and EC1: use of Eurocodes for structural design principles and loading,
Unit 3: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: review of material properties, section classification, axially loaded members (in tension and compression).
Unit 4: EC3: Use of Eurocode 3 for the design of structural steelwork: review of design requirements for flexural members.
Unit 5: Elastic instability implications and advanced examples on the design of Lattice girders (part I).
Unit 6: Advanced examples on the design of Lattice girders (part II).
Unit 7: EC3: Flexural and torsional buckling of lattice girders
Unit 8: EC3: In-plane behaviour of thin plates in lattice girders
Unit 9: EC3: Design approach for lattice girders with stiffeners
Unit 10: Fatigue analysis of steel under different loading conditions
General (and Re-cap): Bearing capacity theory, philosophy of Eurocode 7 and 8, limit state design, EQU and GEO limit states, design of shallow and deep foundations: by ground test results; by load test results.
Cyclic behaviour of soils: Dynamic properties of soils, their measurement and interpretation. Pore water pressure development, soil liquefaction and stiffness degradation. Wave propagation, soil amplification and topography effects.
Seismic geotechnical design: Seismic bearing capacity according to Eurocode 8. Mononobe-Okabe approaches for the calculation of earth pressures, pipeline design.
Offshore geotechnical design: Cyclic behaviour of piles. Interaction diagrams. ICP and API design methods.
Research Theory and Experimentation: research hypothesis, research design, experimentation and data gathering, hypothesis testing and data analysis
Research Presentation: abstracts, synopses, documentation, writing, referencing and presentation
Unit 1: Introduction of structural dynamics
Unit 2: Single degree of freedom (SDOF) systems
Unit 3: Un-damped and damped free vibration of SDOF systems
Unit 4: Response of SDOF systems to harmonic, periodic and arbitrary dynamic excitations
Unit 5: Numerical evaluation of dynamic response of SDOF systems
Unit 6: Introduction to Multiple Degree of Freedom (MDOF) System
Unit 7: Introduction to Earthquake Engineering
Unit 8: Principles of structural analysis in Earthquake resistant design.
Unit 9: Estimating seismic actions to Eurocode 8
Unit 10: Seismic analysis in context of profesional Codes (Eurocode 8)
2. An Introduction to the Module, Timber and Timber engineering – Robert Hairstans (RH)
3. Ultimate Limit State & Serviceability Limit State and the Basis of Timber Design – Andrew Livingstone (AL)
4. Member design: analyse and DESIGN statically determinate timber beams, columns and load bearing elements – (AL)
5. Material Grading, Classification and Mechanical Properties: the material properties of time and how it is classified and graded for structural use – Dan Ridley Ellis (DRE)
6. Case Study / Coursework: an overview of a case study with design related coursework activity – (AL)
7. Connections 1: The theory of connection DESIGN and Eurocode design principles – (AL)
8. Connections 2 / Diaphragm Action: An overview of other connection types such as toothed nailed plates and moment connections and also the design of systems using connections such as wall diaphragms – (AL)
9. Engineered and Truss Systems: the DESIGN principles of engineered systems including truss design - Wojciech Plowas (WP)
10. Mass timber design: the DESIGN principles – (WP)
11. Massive Timber Systems: an overview of the varying types of mass timber systems and their structural DESIGN considerations – (RH); Engineering Timber Products and Systems: Case study of structural timber use by an invited guest lecturer – TBC
12. Fire: fire performance of structural timber systems in the temporary and permanent state – Ivor Davies, Dynamics / Vibrational Performance: theory of the dynamic response of timber systems and vibrational performance – (Abel)