Courses Catalogue

Structural Analysis I

COURSE CODE: CIV2103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

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

This course will help 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:

·        Analyse determinate structures to determine a suitable method of analysis and determine support reactions for simple beams and trusses

·        Acquire knowledge on the equations of equilibrium; application to members and simple structures to determine support reactions and forces between members

·        outline how the equations of equilibrium are applied to determine beam support reactions, truss support reactions

·        outline why and how structures are idealized in structural analysis, and the consequences of idealization

·        discuss  the application of the method of joints and the method of sections to analysis of trusses

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Use and explain how the equations of equilibrium are applied to determine beam support reactions, truss support reactions
Appreciate the behaviour of materials when loaded.

·        Analyse internal forces in determinate beams to produce shear force and bending moment diagrams and to determine axial forces

·        Explain the sign convention used in structural analysis

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