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ES196 - Statics and Structures

  • Module code: ES196
  • Module name: Statics and Structures
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to build fundamental knowledge of statics and behaviour of structures that underpin many branches of engineering science. This will provide the knowledge required for further study in the design and analysis of structures from buildings to spacecraft, motor vehicles and wind turbines. The module will increase the students’ ability with mathematical analysis and in particular its application to solving problems in structures. The module will further help in developing experimental skills and awareness of health and safety issues applicable to working in a supervised laboratory.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic theory, concepts and methodology necessary to solve problems related to structures under static loading. • Become familiar with mathematical analysis and its application to solving engineering problems related to the behaviour of structures under static loading. • Record and interpret the results of observed practical experiments. • Demonstrate experimental skills. • Demonstrate awareness of health and safety issues applicable to working in a supervised laboratory. • Demonstrate an ability to make appropriate assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life engineering problems.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours of lectures, 8x1 hours of examples classes, 2x1 hours of revision lectures, 1x4 hours + 3x2 hours of laboratory exercises, 2x1 hours of computer-based formative test. Total of 52 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year1

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples) and past examination questions. Lab reports & Exam must both be passed greater than 30%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES196-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Written Laboratory Report 30%
  3 hour examination (January) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 1
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 1
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 1
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 1
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 1
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 1
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 1
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 1
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 1
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H606) - Year 1
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 1
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 1
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 1
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 1
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 1
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A