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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ENG3139 Module Title: STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: ENG3139
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: MULLORD P Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern

2 hour examination






1.      detailed solution to a statically indeterminate no-sway frame problem.


2.      plane-stress single-region finite element using a commercial program




Module Overview
Completion of the progress requirements of Level HE2 and modules ENG1008, ENG2014 & ENG2016
Module Aims
To attain an understanding of the mathematics and terminology used to describe the behaviour of statically indeterminate structures.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students will have


·         an understanding of the use of techniques of analysis


·         an ability to apply these techniques to statically indeterminate structural forms


the ability to develop simple structural problems using commercial software which implements the stiffness and finite element methods
Module Content

Portal frames – analysis of single storey sway frames using slope-deflection equations and zero-shear moment distribution for multi-storey frames


Plastic collapse – statical and kinematic approaches to estimation of collapse loads for beams and simple frames


Influence lines – for statically determinate beam problems


Symmetry – use of symmetry in analysis


Generalised stiffness method – application to plane trusses and frames


Finite element method – an introduction


Unsymmetrical bending and shear centre


Stability and dynamics - an overview
Methods of Teaching/Learning

24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorial classes, and 64 hours independent learning.


Total student learning time 100 hours.
Selected Texts/Journals

The module is supported by a comprehensive set of printed notes.  Further reading includes:


Ghali A and Neville A, Structural Analysis – a Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, Taylor & Francis, 2003.  (ISBN 04152 80923)


Dawe DJ, Matrix and Finite Element Displacement Analysis of Structures, Clarendon, 1984.  (ISBN 01985 6211X)


Ugural AC and Fenster SK, Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity, Arnold , 1994.  (ISBN 01313 7589X)


Hughes TJR, The Finite Element Method, Dover , 2000.  (ISBN 0486411818)
Last Updated
23 April 2009