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2009/10 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CIVE1120 Structural and Stress Analysis 1.1

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Y Sheng

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2009/10


CIVE1140Fundamentals of Mechanics

This module is not approved as an Elective


To teach the basis of Structural and Stress Analysis to first year students so that they possess sufficient background to enter the Level 2 Structural Analysis and Level 2 Stress Analysis courses.


- Combined Bending and Axial Load.
- Core of a Rectangular Section.
- Shear Stress Distribution in Symmetrical Section Beams.
- Torsion of Circular Solid and Hollow Section Bars.
- Statically Indeterminate Bars Under Torsion.Deflection of Symmetrical Section Beams.
- Double Integration Method. Macauley's Method.Strain Energy.
- Castigliano's First Theorem.Virtual Work.
- Unit Load Method Applied to Trusses.Statically Determinate Moment Frames.Suspension Cables.
- Maximum Tension.
- Forces on Towers.
- Three-Pinned Arches.Symmetrical Three-Pinned Parabolic Arch Carrying a Uniformly Distributed Load.
- Bending Moment Diagram for an Arch.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class61.006.00
Private study hours74.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Problem Sheetproblem sheet 15.00
Problem Sheetproblem sheet 25.00
Problem Sheetproblem sheet 35.00
Problem Sheetproblem sheet 45.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

External resit: 100% exam

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/07/2010


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