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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING


MODULE DESCRIPTION FORM


CL 111

Structural Mechanics and Materials 1



Module Code:

CL 111


Module Title: Structural Mechanics and
Materials

Module Registrar: Dr M Kenny


Other Lecturers Involved: Dr J Lim
, Dr Y Xu


Credit

Weighting: 20

Semester: 1 & 2

Compulsory/optional/elective class:
Compulsory


Academic Level: NQF3


Prerequisites: None



Module Format and Delivery (hours):


Lecture

Tutorial

Assignments

Laboratories

Private Study

Total

48


20

20

12

10
0

200


Genera
l Aims


To provide a basic introduction to the mechanics of structures, engineering materials, and the basic
principles of structural behaviour.




Specific Learning Outcomes


Carry our mensural operations associated with length, area and volume.

Apply
dimensional analysis and obtain units for quantities.

Define mass, weight, direct force, shear force, density, pressure.

Calculate the magnitude of a moment/couple.

Use the following types of loading separately : point, uniformly distributed.

Find the resu
ltant & equilibrant of a system of forces.

Draw free body diagrams for loaded systems in 2D.

Resolve forces in pin
-
jointed frames in 2D, using analytical & graphical methods.

Draw bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams.

Derive and apply the rela
tionships between stress and strain in two and three dimensions.

Describe material properties and test methods for steel and concrete.



Syllabus


Basics:

Calculation of areas and volumes; Use of engineering units; simple dimensional analysis of
expressi
ons; conversion of units.

Force, stress, equilibrium:

Definition of direct and shear forces. Definition of moment. Point and uniformly distributed loads.
Resultant and equilibrant in a plane. Resolution of forces in a plane.

Free body diagrams.

Internal fo
rces in pin
-
jointed frame systems.

Bending and shear forces in beams, bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams.

Physical Properties of materials: Basic physical properties and types of materials.

Engineering Properties of Materials: Analysis of st
ress and strain; Laboratory testing of materials.

Materials in Construction: properties of cement & concrete; properties of steel.





Assessment Method(s) Including Percentage Breakdown and Duration of Exams



Examination

Duration

2 hours

Weighting
%

6
0



Coursework

No. of Assignments

3

Weighting
%

4
0



Coursework / Submission deadlines


Coursework Title

Submission
Date

Weighting
%

Class Test

Sem 1; Week 10

20

Lab S1
-

Force Resolution

Sem 1; Week 10

10

Lab S2
-

Pin Jointed Frames

Sem 2; Week 10

10



PLEASE NOTE:

Students need to gain a summative mark of 40% to pass the module. Students who fail the
module at the first attempt will be re
-
examined during the August diet. This re
-
examination will
consist entirely of coursework
.



Recommended Readin
g


Recommended purchase;

Megson. Structural & Stress Analysis, Elsevier, ISBN 0
-
7506
-
6221
-
2.


Further reading;

Croft & Davidson. Mathematics for Engineers. Addison, ISBN 0
-
201
-
87752
-
X.

Hannah & Hillier. Applied Mechanics. Longman, ISBN 0
-
582
-
25632
-
1.

Gere
. Mechanics of Materials. Brooks/Cole, ISBN 0
-
534
-
37133
-
7.



Date of Last Modifications:
September

200
9



Level of Achievement Statement for a JBM
Accredited Engineering Module


Module Code: CL111


University of Strathclyde,

Department of Civil Eng
ineering



Level in Degree Programme


(years 1 to 5)
: 2


EC
UK

Level (Levels 6 or 7


appropriate to years 4 and 5 resp.)
: 4

Module Objectives and/or Principal Outcomes in Support of
the Level

Evidence of Achievement

(
e.g. examination script, design
report, dissertation, lab. report,
etc.)



GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and Understanding


…of the basic definitions of force, stress, strain. Understand the
concepts of equilibrium, moments and couples, and force
re
solution. Force as a vector quantity. The general application of
these basic concepts to structural analysis. Theory of bending of
beams. Know the basic constituents and properties of steel and
concrete.

Examination (60%) and Class Test
(20%)

Intellectual

Abilities


Calculate the resultant and equilibrant of a system of forces.
Calculate the magnitude of a moment/couple. Apply equilibrium
methods of analysis to frames to calculate member forces.
Apply engineers theory of bending to determine the shear for
ce
and bending moment distributions in a beam. Calculate stress
and strain in two and three dimensions.

Examination (60%) and Class Test
(20%)

Practical Skills


Carry out laboratory experiments in accordance with a set of
instructions in the form of a lab

book. Measure force, stress and
strain in the laboratory.

Laboratories (20%)

General Transferable Skills


Ability to work as a team in tutorial and laboratory work.

Tutorials and Laboratories


SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES IN ENGINEERING

Underpinning Scien
ce and
Mathematics


Understand the underlying principles of equilibrium and the
mathematical principles used to solve equilibrium problems,
including the application of trigonometry and solution of
simultaneous equations.

Examination (60%) and Class Test
(20%)

Apply calculus to the analysis of
beam bending moments and
shear forces.

Engineering Analysis


Analyse pin
-
jointed frames to determine member forces.
Analyse statically determinate beams of various types to
determine the shear force and bending momen
t distributions.
Analyse forces acting on elements to determine stress and
strain distributions.

Examination (60%) and Class Test
(20%)

Economic, Social and
Environmental Context


Awareness and application of relevant legal requirements for
health and saf
ety in the laboratory.

Laboratories (20%)

Design

Analytical skills developed link to learning outcomes in the
module CL114 Civil Engineering Design Projects.


Engineering Practice