Module Title:Structural Design II
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 structural design in reinforced concrete and structural steelwork; 2); to enable the learner’s to apply structural principles to the design of timber structures; 3) to enable the learner’s to apply structural principles to the design of masonry elements.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 describe and design structural foundation in reinforced concrete for broadly defined engineering problems to the relevant National and European design standards.
LO2 describe and design reinforced concrete retaining walls to the relevant National and European design standards.
LO3 describe and design steel portal frame type buildings to the relevant National and European design standards.
LO4 describe and design steel and concrete composite floor beams for broadly defined engineering problems to the relevant National and European design standards.
LO5 describe and design structural timber elements for broadly defined engineering problems to the relevant National and European design standards.
LO6 describe and design load bearing masonry walls for broadly defined engineering problems 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
6804 ANAL H4501 Structural Analysis I
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Design of Reinforced Concrete Foundations
a. Isolated column bases b. Combined bases c. Punching shear d. Pile cap design
Design of Reinforced Concrete Retaining Walls
a. Types of retaining walls b. Design of cantilever retaining wall
Frame Analysis, Stability and robustness
a. Braced frames b. Unbraced frames c. Sub-frames d. Robustness requirements
Steel Portal Frame Type Buildings
a. Dead, imposed and wind loads on portal frames b. Analysis of portal frames c. Restraints and member stability d. Serviceability checks e. Design of connections
Composite floor beams
a. Analysis of a composite section b. Shear connectors c. Design of a composite floor beam
Design of structural timber
a. Strength classes b. Types of timber structures c. Permissible span tables d. Load duration and load sharing e. Flexural strength f. Deflection g. Timber size factors and effective length h. Design for axial compression i. Design for compression and bending j. Connection
Masonry Walls
a. Bricks, blocks and mortars b. Characteristic and design strengths c. Design of a vertically loaded masonry wall d. Design of a laterally loaded masonry wall
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 Design Projects 1,2,3 20.00 n/a
Project Design Projects 4,5,6 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 1,2,3,4,5,6 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 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.17
Total Hours 215.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Ab Initio 7 Mandatory
CW_CMCEN_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Add On 3 Mandatory