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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

The aims of the module are to introduce the rationale behind appraisal and design of structures; the main activity of many professional civil engineers. The module will lay the foundations for more advanced and specific structure design modules, since it will review and more deeply explain fundamental structural analysis concepts such as stress and strain, statical determinacy and bending moment/shear forces. A range of materials (concrete, timber, masonry and fibre reinforced polymers) will be investigated in terms of structural behaviour, analysis and design. Especially for concrete the module will provide knowledge and understanding on its constituent materials, their properties and those of fresh and hardened concrete. Variables that affect these properties in the short and long term will be identified.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Demonstrate detailed understanding of stress and strain states in structural elements. • Perform qualitative and quantitative structural analysis. • With the help of mix design software, analyse the effects of material and process variables on the mechanical properties and durability of concrete. • Cast, de-mould, cure and test concrete samples to assess the property and quality of concrete. • Appreciate the sustainability issues and latest EU regulatory framework surrounding the manufacture and use of cement and concrete. • Critically evaluate the structural behaviour of a range of civil engineering materials such as concrete, timber, masonry and fibre reinforced polymers.

Timetabled teaching activities

25 hours lectures, 5 x 1 hours examples classes, 2 hours revision lectures, 1.5 hours test and 3 x 3 hours of laboratory sessions. Total of 42.5 hours.

Departmental link

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

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples) and past examination/test questions. Student must pass the examination and the coursework

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D3-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Group Laboratory Report 10%
  Test (1.5 hours) 35%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 55%
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