CNST I7009 - Structural Mechanics 2

Full Title:Structural Mechanics 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CNST I7009
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Structural Mechanics 2 aims to introduce the student to elementary structural mechanics. This includes calculating deflections in beams, force analysis of plane frames, stress analysis of simple beams and buckling of struts.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of stresses and forces in beams and frames, when subject to actions.
  2. Analyse stresses in simple beams and forces in simple structures.
  3. Conduct basic experiments on simple structures, interpret and appraise experimentally derived data.
  4. Communicate clearly experimental results in written format.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Deflection formulae – standard cases. Analysis of propped cantilever and fixed ended beam.
The three pinned portal frame.
Reactions, bending moments and shear force. Bending moment diagram.
Analysis of Plane Frames
Determination of degree of redundancy. Force analysis of statically determinate pin-jointed plane frames
Combined Direct and Bending Stresses in Beams
Beams of two materials – composite beams. Eccentrically applied load on a section. Shearing stresses in beams. Distribution of stresses in beam sections
Buckling of Struts
Euler formula and Rankine formula. Effective lengths and slenderness ratio. Load capacity of real struts
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test 5 Class tests 1,2 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Deflection of beams 3,4 5.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Buckling of struts 3,4 5.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Stresses in beams 3,4 5.00 0 0 Week 11 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 3 hours per week 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical A series of related laboratory experiments. 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Study Revising notes and attempting selected tutorial exercises. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • R. Whitlow 1996, MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 2 nd Ed., 6,7,10, Longman England [ISBN: 0582066980]
  • H. Al Nageim,F. Durka, W. Morgan and D. Williams 2010, Structural Mechanics, 7 th Ed., All, Prentice Hall London [ISBN: 0132239647]
  • Williams, M.S. & Todd, J.D. 2000, Structures: Theory and Analysis, 1st Ed Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 0333677609]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory