Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 35%, EX 65%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment exam (where allowed by programme regulations)|
Familiarisation with finite element methods and ability to use numerical methods for structural analysis. To advance the student's knowledge and ability in the plastic analysis of structures, including multibay frames and the yield line analysis of slabs.
On successful completion of the unit the student will be able analyse elastic structures using finite element analysis. An ability to design and analyse ductile structures using plasticity theory.
* To understand taught material - taught
* An ability to analyse complex structures, including plates - assessed
* To communicate the results of computer analysis in writing - facilitated and assessed.
Introduction to finite element method. Application of Computer Packages to analysis of frame and slab structures. Validation of FE models. Verification of FE output. Introduction to non-linear FE. Plastic analysis of frames: Upper and lower bound solutions. Instantaneous centres, combined mechanisms for multibay and multistorey frames. Yield-line theory.
AR30400 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering