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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering
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Unit number and title
10. Structural Analysis & Design – 3212S
A01: ‘Analysis and Design’
Outcome number(s) and
1 Calculate bending moments and shear forces for simple
2 Explore bending deflections for simple structures
3 Explore the behaviour of elastic columns under axial loading
4 Examine design methods for simply supported beams in steel,
reinforced concrete and timber
5 Examine design methods for columns in steel, reinforced
concrete, timber and masonry
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The unit aims to provide the student with the basic analysis and
design knowledge required to carry out the design of common
structural elements to the appropriate British Standard, Code of
Practice or European Code of Practice.
Background or scenario
This unit develops the student’s ability to analyse simple structures
and produce an appropriate design. The unit builds on techniques
and understanding of structural behaviour developed in Science &
Materials (Unit 2).
Calculate the bending moments & shear forces for the next beams and draw the
bending moment & shear force diagrams.
For an RC beam with dimensions: Width = 0,30m Height = 0,60m and
materials C20/25 for concrete and S500 for steel, produce valid designs for a
moment of 180KNm.
Select a suitable UB section to function as a simply supported beam in a steel
frame, carrying a 140mm thick solid concrete slab, together with a variable
imposed action of 7,0KN/m
. The beam span is 7,20m and the beams are
spaced at 3,60m intervals. The slab may be assumed to be capable of providing
continuous lateral restraint to the compression flange of the beam.
Take the density of concrete = 2400kg/m
Use Grade S275 steel
Assume a deflection limit of L/200
A timber beam with a clear span of 2.85 m supports a uniformly distributed
load of 10 kN including self-weight of beam. Determine a suitable section for
the beam using timber of strength class SC3. Assume that the bearing length is
150 mm and that the ends of the beam are held in position and compression
edge held in line.
Produce valid design for the RC column with dimensions: Width = 0,30m
Height = 0,50m and materials C20/25 for concrete and S500 for steel. The
column is loaded with a compression axial force of 1300KN and a moment of
300KNm at the major axe.
A timber column of redwood GS grade consists of a 100 mm square section
which is restrained at both ends in position but not in direction. Assuming that
the actual height of the column is 3.75m, calculate the maximum axial long-
term load that the column can support.
A 3.5m high wall shown in cross-section below is constructed from clay bricks
having a compressive strength of 20.5 N mm
(i.e. Class 3) laid in a 1:1:6
mortar. Calculate the ultimate load bearing capacity of the wall assuming the
partial safety factor for materials is 3.5 and the resistance to lateral loading is
(a) ‘enhanced’ and (b) ‘simple’.
A rectangular hollow section (RHS) member is to be used as an internal
column in a multi-storey building, subjected to a design load of 748KN. The
column has pinned boundary conditions at each end, and the inter–storey
height is 5m. Assess the suitability of a hot-rolled 200X100X16RHS in grade
In order to achieve M1 you will need to take all the data under
consideration and choose the most economical solution. (see Task 4)
In order to achieve M2 you will need to present the sources of all the
formulas you need to use . (see Task 3,8)
In order to achieve M3 you will need to follow a logical path in order for the
solution to be accepted. (see Task 2,5)
In order to achieve D1 you have to evaluate your results through defined
criteria. (see Task 3)
In order to achieve D2 you have to recognize and solve the
interdependence of the factors of the problems . (see Task 7)
In order to achieve D3 you have to recognize and solve the problems in an
effective way . (see Task 3)
The report should be written in formal style. Plagiarism will be penalized. The report should also contain a
content page indicating the different report chapters and sections. The font letter should be of size 12. Do
not forget to write a page containing bibliography and references. You have to submit along with your
report’s hard copy one more copy in electronic format in a floppy disk or CD. Do not neglect to put your
name, unit title and assignment number on the disk or CD and secure it on the back cover of your report.
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Distinction For a DISTINCTION grade ALL the MERIT criteria must
be achieved together with ALL of the following:
The validity of results has been evaluated
using defined criteria
The importance of interdependence has
been recognised and achieved
Problems have been solved
Merit For a MERIT grade ALL the PASS criteria must be
achieved together with ALL of the following:
Effective judgments have been made
A range of source of information have
principles for the intended audience
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P1.1 Calculate the bending moments and shear forces
in a simply supported beam with both point loading and
uniformly distributed loading and draw the bending
moment and shear force diagrams
P1.2 Calculate the bending moments and shear forces
in a three pin frame with both point loading and uniformly
distributed loading and draw the bending moment and
shear force diagrams.
P2.1 Calculate mid span bending deflection in a simply
supported beam with point loading and also in a simply
supported beam with uniformly distributed loading.
P3.1 Calculate the axial load carrying capacity of
columns with differing end conditions.
P4.1 Produce a valid design for a steel beam
P4.2 Produce a valid design for a reinforced concrete
P4.3 Produce a valid design for a timber beam.
P5.1 Produce a valid design for a steel section column
P5.2 Produce a valid design for a short reinforced
P5.3 Produce a valid design for a timber column
P5.4 Produce a valid design for a masonry column.