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DE5201 – Structures 1

Module code
Module title
Structures 1
To analyse structural elements and simple structures.
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Calculate stresses caused by axial forces, shear forces and bending moments
2. Analyse simple structural elements and -structures
3. Evaluate the range of common structural loadings and their effect on structures
• Direct stress and strain, elastic behaviour and characteristics, idealised stress/strain relationship for plastic behaviour, stress and strain associated with temperature, creep and shrinkage, bending stress, shear stress, torsional stress, combined stresses
• Analysis of statically determinate beams, pin-jointed trusses, columns
• Permanent actions, imposed actions, load factors, load combinations, actions on floors, actions on horizontal and sloping roofs, application of AS/NZ 1170.0 and AS/NZ 1170.1
Assessment Criteria
Assignment/Projects* 35%
Tests 15%
Examination 50%

*see section 3.5 of regulations

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