Structural Analysis 4 ENG4122
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course covers both the theory and application for two areas of structural engineering: free and forced vibrations of simple framed structures, and stability and buckling of beams and framed structures. Theory lectures are supported by tutorials and course work.
2 lectures per week
Examination (80%), Coursework (20%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
This course aims to:
1) develop an understanding of vibration problems in structural engineering;
2) develop a basic understanding of stability and buckling problems in simple structures;
3) develop an understanding of Eigenvalue problems in structural mechanics.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1) derive critical frequencies and mode shapes for simple vibrating structural systems;
2) compute buckling loads and shapes for beams and framed structures;
3) solve Eigenvalue problems in structural mechanics.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Timely submission of all assignments
Attendance at all tests and examinations, gaining a nonzero mark