DE5201 – Structures 1

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Module code
DE5201
Module title
Structures 1
Prescription
To analyse structural elements and simple structures, and to design simple beams
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.Calculate stresses caused by axial forces, shear forces and bending moments
2.Analyse simple structural elements and -structures
3.Determine the loads on and design statically determinate steel and timber beams
Content
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.
Design simple steel and timber beams
Assessment Criteria
Assignment/Projects40
Tests10
Examination50