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ES3D3 - Civil Engineering Materials & Structural Analysis

  • Module code: ES3D3
  • Module name: Civil Engineering Materials & Structural Analysis
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce the rationale behind appraisal and design of structures, the main activity of many professional civil engineers; To lay the foundations for more advanced and specific structure design modules; To review and more deeply explain fundamental structural analysis concepts such as stress and strain, statical determinacy and bending moment/shear forces; To introduce concrete as an engineering material; to describe its constituent materials, their properties and those of fresh and hardened concrete; to identify the variables that affect these properties in the short and long term. To introduce timber as a structural material; Study of engineering materials, structural behaviour, analysis and design is therefore a principal part of civil engineering courses and is essential for professional accreditation.

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module the student should be able to: Compute stress and strain in materials and simple structures; Understand and apply the concepts of statically determinate and indeterminate structures; Identify the function of structures as load-bearers and the response of members; Describe the constituent materials of concrete, define its important properties in the fresh and hardened state and how these can be tested; Explain the hydration of cement and interpret how hydration affects concrete properties via microstructural changes; Analyse the effects of material and process variables on the properties and durability of concrete; Appreciate the sustainability issues surrounding the manufacture and use of cement and concrete. Relate the properties of timber to its micro- and macro-structural changes; Appreciate timber design considerations; Discern the structural form of buildings; Critically analyse stress/strain in members;Use structural analysis software and mix design software; Demonstrate awareness of latest EU regulatory framework surrounding structural design and materials. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn. This module includes 25 hours of lectures, 6 hours of examples classes and 12 hours of laboratory sessions.Required self-study: 107 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3d3

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D3-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 35%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 55%
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