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Using the design data determine the loads imposed on the Podium beams, apply the relevant safety factors and calculate the bending moments and shear forces for your design scheme.

Assignment Brief (RQF)

Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction (Civil Engineering)

Unit Number and Title:

Unit 20 ; Pricinciples of Structural Design

Academic Year:

September 2021/22

Assessor:

J.Sihre

Assignment Title:

Structural Analysis and Design Methods

Issue Date:

22/09/21

Submission Date:

5th January 2022

Submission Format:

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The deadline for submission is:

Time 4pm

Format of submission: Structural report with calculations and drawings / specification

Assignment Brief and Guidance:

Scenario

You have been asked by students working on the Individual project to design in steel and concrete a Podium structure to support a four storey Modular student accommodation Pods.

The 18m by 24m long podium structure is be supported by 3.6 m high columns on a 6.0m by 6.0 m grid with a central staircase from the ground floor.

Figure 1 shows the column layout, together with characteristic design loadings from the Modular student accommodation Pod manufacturer.

You will carry out structural analysis of beams and columns and advise on design methods for steel, reinforced concrete beams and columns.

Develop the structural design, including drawings and specification and provide the project team with a specific design solution.

Figure 1    Podium Columns positioned on 6m x 6m Grid

Task 1

Using the design data determine the loads imposed on the Podium beams, apply the relevant safety factors and calculate the bending moments and shear forces for your design scheme.

Evaluate how maximum bending moments determines steel beam selection using the relevant Euro codes and approved documents in terms of economics and safety.

a) Podium  beam A – supporting Pods and staircases loading

***Live Point Load A from staircase


***Live Point Load B from staircas

Total UDL on beam to be determined

***You are to use your stair loadings A & 1/3

1/3L

Beam span L = 6.0

Total UDL on beam to be determined

b) Podium central beam B– supporting Pods

Beam span L = 6.00

c) Podium Perimeter beam C – supporting Pod

Total UDL on beam to be determined

Beam span L = 6.0m

Key

UDL- Uniformly distributed load

L – Beam spa

***Your Individual staircase live loading A, B are available on SCCB ATTAIN

Task 2

To ensure that the beam deflections are within acceptable limits as set out in the design codes. You are to ascertain the beam deflections and how this will affect structural stability, different support methods that can be used and their effect on the deflection.

Task 3

Using the relevant design codes determine the size and the load capacity of columns at the beam supports in both steel and concrete and assess the most effective support method in terms of ease and speed of construction, economics, safety and environmental factors.

Task 4

Structural Proposal

You are to produce your specific structural design solution for the Podium structure which should include the following drawings;

  • Column layout plan.
  • Building section showing foundations, column and beams sizes that form the Podium structure
  • Beam-column connection details.

Drawings can be hand drawn or produced in CAD software and submitted on a minimum of A4- sized sheets. Drawings must include a title block and be numbered according to industry standard practice.

The following written submissions are required:

  • Report on the benefits or drawbacks of an alternative structural solution, utilising a different material (e.g. if your proposed design is for a steel structure, your report should consider reinforced concrete). Your evaluation should include calculations and diagrams as necessary to support your position.
  • Report and recommendations on how BIM may benefit the project team in terms of the production and management of information, and collaboration with other professions.

This should consider the benefits and challenges associated with BIM for civil/structural engineering.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

 

LO1 Calculate

bending moments and shear forces

P1 Determine the following by calculations and diagrams: bending

moments and shear force in simply supported steel beams

 

for simply supported steel and concrete beams

with point loads and uniformly distributed loads.

 

P2 Discuss the statutory requirements to ensure safety in structural designs.

 

 

M1 Produce valid factors of safety for live loads, dead loads and imposed loads using current codes of practice and building regulations

 

 

D1 Evaluate how maximum bending moments determine steel beam selection using current codes of practice and approved documents in terms of economics and safety.

 

LO2 Determine

deflection for simply supported

P3 Determine deflection in simply supported steel beams with point

loads and a uniformly distributed load

 

steel beams

P4 Explain how deflection in beams affects structural stability

 

 

M2 Analyse different support methods and their effect on deflection

 

 

in fixed structures

 

 

D2 Assess the most effective support method for a given scenario, in terms of ease and speed of construction, economics, safety and environmental factors.

 

LO3 Calculate the axial load carrying capacity of

steel and reinforced concrete columns

P5 Describe the concepts of slenderness ratio and effective length

 

P6 Determine the axial load carrying capacity of steel columns and reinforced concrete columns.

 

M3 Analyse the load carrying capacity, size, weight and corrosion resistance properties of different materials used for beams and columns in fixed structures.

 

 

D2 Assess the most effective support method for a given

 

 

scenario, in terms of ease and speed of construction, economics, safety and

 

 

environmental factors

 

LO4 Explore design methods for steel, reinforced

P7 Develop a design solution, including beam design and column design, for a given scenario.

 

P8 Produce drawings and specifications in support of a structural design solution.

 

concrete beams and columns

 

M4 Evaluate the use of an alternative material, in achieving a design solution, discussing the benefits or challenges associated.

 

 

D3 Assess the use of Building Information Modelling in the production of accurate structural design information and the collaborative environment of structural design

 

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