Module Title:Structural Design I
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Project work Private study
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: 1. to extend the learner’s knowledge of the application of structural loads; 2. to enable the learner’s to design reinforced elements; 3. to enable the learner’s to design steel beams, columns and trusses; 4. to enable the learner’s to use computer applications in structural design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to apply loads to structural elements in accordance with the relevant National and European design standards,
LO2 to describe and design structural elements in steelwork in accordance with the relevant National and European design standards.
LO3 to describe and design structural elements in reinforced concrete in accordance with the relevant National and European design standards.
LO4 to use appropriate software tools to analysis and design structural elements to the relevant National and European design standards.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

6567 DSGN H4501 Structural Design I
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Structural Design
a) Irish standards b) British standards c) European standards d) Ultimate limit state e) Serviceability limit state f) Characteristic loads g) Design loads h) Load combinations i) Design methods
Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements
a) Singly reinforced rectangular section b) Doubly reinforced rectangular section c) Flanged sections d) Minimum and maximum areas of reinforcement e) Cover requirements for durability and fire f) Analysis of continuous members g) Moments redistribution h) Tension reinforcement and curtailment i) Shear reinforcement j) Deflection k) One way and two way spanning reinforced concrete slabs l) Reinforced concrete columns
Design of Structural Steelwork Elements
a) Types of steel structures b) Material properties c) Steel sections, dimensions and properties d) Classification of sections e) Moment and shear resistance f) Deflection g) Design of Restrained and unrestrained beams h) Design of tension members i) Design of compression members j) Use and types of steel trusses k) Design of steel trusses l) Simple connections in structural steelwork m) Beam to column connections n) Beam to beam connections
Use of Computers in Structural Design
a) Computer packages available b) Reinforced concrete design using a computer package c) Structural steel design using a computer package
Assessment Breakdown%
Project40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Steelwork Design Projects 1,2,4 20.00 n/a
Project Reinforced Concrete Design Projects 1,3,4 20.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Exam 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 120.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 5 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 1 Mandatory