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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. The study of the design of steel structures is therefore core within an integrated programme leading to a degree in Civil Engineering The ES3D2 module aims to learn the design process according to Eurocode 3. It includes an educational and comprehensive experience in the design of simple steel structures.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students will be able to: • Understand function of structures as load-bearers and the response of members, joints and frames. • Propose concepts for common civil engineering structures of 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 relationship between design and safety.

Timetabled teaching activities

28 hrs lectures, 12 hrs of examples classes, 3 hr laboratory, 1 hr Site Visit. Total 44 hrs

Departmental link

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

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples). Students must pass both Exam and courswork

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D2-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Report 10%
  Steel Design Exercise 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 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 Year in Research (H213) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 4
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
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3