Courses Catalogue

Structural Analysis

COURSE CODE: DCE2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course Bridges the transition from Engineering Mechanics and Strength of materials to Analysis. It explains the internal behaviour of materials when loaded that is stress and strains, internal actions of shear axial force and bending moments of frames and how the deflections of beams and frames are computed.


 COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE


To understand the determination and the effects of loads on physical structures and their components


 LEARNING OBJECTIVES


By the end of this course, the student should be able to:


Demonstrate the behaviour of a structure under different loadings

Transfer knowledge of structural analyses to design of structural members under loading

Appreciate the behaviour of materials when loaded.

Determine the internal reactions in frames

Determine the deformations of frames.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES


A student on completing this course is expected to:

Explain how to derive the stress transformation formulas and thus determine the principle stresses on any loaded element

Appreciate the behaviour of materials when loaded.

Identify the deformations of beams, arches, Cables, Trusses, and frames.