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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENG2014 Module Title: STRUCTURAL DESIGN 2
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE1214
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: FRIED AN Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Autumn and Spring Semesters
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Module Overview

To introduce students to the design of the main civil engineering materials and the code procedures associated with structural design




Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE1 and Modules ENG1014 & 1052



Module Aims

To introduce basic design philosophies and procedures used in the design of reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry structures.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to :



·         understand the basic principles behind codified design methods:



·         design, draw and provide outline details for concrete beams, solid slabs and short columns.



·         design steel beams, columns and connections of a multi-storey building frame.



·         design sawn timber beams; glulam timber beams and tension / compression members



·         design masonry walls under simple vertical and lateral loadings.



·         appreciate the role of the designer in construction.



Module Content

Reinforced Concrete Design


Bending and shear in beams - types of failure, analysis and design


Slabs - one and two-way spanning slabs.


Columns - braced and unbraced, effective height, slenderness, short column design using charts.


Reinforcement provision - types and sizes, maximum and minimum areas, cover, bar spacing.


Steelwork design


Beams – restrained and unrestrained beams, local instability, lateral-torsional buckling


Columns – axially-loaded column behaviour, effective lengths, columns in multi-storey buildings


Bolted connections – axial and moment connections


Welded connections – axial and moment connections


Detailing beams and columns


Timber design


Sawn Timber Joists – timber stresses, modification factors for bending and tension.


Glulam – modification factors, finger joints.


Columns - axial loading, combined actions.


Masonry design


Materials - bricks, concrete blocks, mortar, design factors.


Vertical Loading – buckling and bearing.


Lateral Loading – single and two way spanning walls under lateral load..


Methods of Teaching/Learning

24 hours of lectures, 20 hours of tutorial classes, and 56 hours independent learning.


Total student learning time 100 hours.


Selected Texts/Journals

Required reading


The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007), Published by Thomas Telford Publishing, Thomas Telford Ltd, 1 Heron Quay,  London E14 4JD.


Recommended reading




Arya, C. Design of Structural Elements. 3rd Edition. Spon Press, 2009. (ISBN: 9780415467193)


Martin, L.H. Structural design of steelwork to EN 1993 and EN 1994, 3rd edition. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008. (ISBN: 9780750650601)


Gardner, L., Nethercot, D. Designers' guide to EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: design of steel structures: general rules and rules for buildings. Thomas Telford, 2005. (ISBN: 0727731637)


Draycott, T., Bullman, P. Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009. (ISBN: 9780750686686)


Trahair, N.S., Bradford, M.A., Nethercot, D.A., Gardner L. The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3, 4th edition. Taylor and Francis, 2008. (ISBN: 9780415418669)


The Steel Construction Institute (SCI). Steel Building Design: Worked Examples for Students, 2009. (ISBN: 9781859421918)


The Steel Construction Institute (SCI). Steel Building Design: Concise Eurocodes, 2009. (ISBN: 9781859421949)


Reinforced concrete, masonry, timber


Mosley, B, Bungey, J and Hulse R,  Reinforced concrete Design to Eurocode 2,  6th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  (ISBN-13 978-0-230-50071-6 and ISBN-10 0-230-50071-6)


McKenzie, WMC, Design of Structural Masonry,  Palgrave 2001. (ISBN 0-333-79237-8)


http://www.concrete  [Free downloads.  Design and other aspects of RC]


Concise Eurocode for the design of concrete buildings.  Catalogue ID 43.504.  Publisher : The British Cement Association.


British Standards Institution,  BS EN 1992-1-1:2004  Eurocode 2. Design of concrete structures. General rules and rules for buildings.


British Standards Institution,  NA to BS EN 1992-1-1:2004  National Annex to Eurocode 2. Design of concrete structures. General rules and rules for buildings.


British Standards Institution.  BS EN 1990:2002  Eurocode. Basis of structural design.


British Standards Institution, BS EN 1991-1-1:2002  Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions. Densities, self-weight, imposed loads for buildings.


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