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ES3D2 - Steel Structures

  • Module code: ES3D2
  • Module name: Steel Structures
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The appraisal and design of structures is the main activity of many professional civil engineers. (Study of the structural behaviour, analysis and design is therefore a principal part of civil engineering teaching and is essential for professional accreditation.) Structural engineering is a substantial economic activity. Many structural engineering works are of such a scale or complexity that they require extensive management for their procurement, maintenance and later reuse or demolition. (The study of the design of steel structures is therefore core within an integrated programme leading to a degree in Civil Engineering.)

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand function of structures as load-bearers and the response of members, joints and frames; Propose design concepts for common civil engineering structures in steel, particularly those related to buildings; Analyse common building structures to determine response to load; Determine form and size of structural elements; Sketch structural solutions; Prepare structural calculations; Appraise alternative structural solutions and examine critically the results of structural analysis; Appreciate the needs of clients and the relationship between design, safety and ease of construction.

Timetabled teaching activities

All terms. This module includes 28 hours of lectures, 1 site visit, 12 hours of examples and revision classes. Required Self-study: 110 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3d2

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D2-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 90%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H210) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4