Professional Certificate of Competency in Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers
Course at a Glance
Course Name - Professional Certificate of Competency in Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers
Course Code - CSD
Qualification - Professional Development
Duration - 3 Months
CEU/CPD* - on enquiry
BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
- Fully understand the role of a structural engineer
- Predict the behaviour of structural members under loading
- Understand the concept of stress functions such as tension, compression, shear and bending
- Perform a basic analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures
- Analyse the deformation of members under Loading
- Understand the significance of material properties in design
- Undertake the basic design of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) structures
- Undertake the basic design of steel structures
- Undertake the basic design of masonry structures
- Undertake the basic design of timber structural members
The next intake starts on the week of September 18, 2017.
Construction is the largest industry in the world. Within a Civil Engineering context, ‘construction’ may refer to bridges, dams, earthworks, foundations, offshore structures, pipelines, power stations, railways, retaining structures, roads, tunnels, waterways and water/wastewater infrastructures. within a Mechanical Engineering context, on the other hand, ‘construction’ may refer to airframes, aircraft fuselages, boilers, pressure vessels, motor coaches, railroad carriages, cranes, elevators and ships.
Anything constructed needs to be designed first. Structural Engineering deals with the analysis and design aspects required to ensure a safe, functional and economical end product. During the design process the designer may constantly interact with specialists such as architects and operational managers. Once the design is finalized, the implementation involves people to handle aspects such as statutory approvals, planning, quality assurance and material procurement. The entire exercise can be undertaken in a highly-coordinated way if everyone involves understands the terminology or ‘project language’. To understand this language fully, it is necessary to appreciate the principles of structural analysis and design.
Participants in this course will gain a basic knowledge of structural engineering that includes the principles of analysis of structures and their application, the behaviour of materials under loading, the selection of construction materials, and the design fundamentals for Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and steel structures. The emphasis will be on the determination of the nature and quantum of stress developed under loads, and the way structures offer resistance to it. Being the most widely used construction materials, RCC and steel will be covered in detail, though masonry and timber are also introduced.
NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.
Module 1: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES I
Classification of structures
Types of loads
Stress in structural members
Types of supports in structures
Equilibrium of bodies
Module 2: ANALYSIS O F STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES II
Bending moment and shear force
Effect of moving loads
Analysis of pin-jointed frames
Module 3: PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS I
Mechanical properties of materials
Development of internal stresses
Flexural stresses in beams
Relationship between horizontal and vertical shear
Module 4: PRINCIPLES O F STRENGTH OF MATERIALS II
Determination of bending shear stress
Deformation of beams
Module 5: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES I
Structural classification based on degree of indeterminacy
Principle of superposition
Analysis of statistically indeterminate beams
Multi-span or continuous beams
Module 6: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES II
Slope deflection method
Moment distribution method
Influence line diagram for statically indeterminate structures
Module 7: DESIGN THEORIES AND LOADS
Stress-strain relationship for different materials
Combination of loads
Theories of failure
Module 8: DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES I
Properties of structural steel
Steel structural sections
Design of steel structures
Joints and fasteners for steel structures
Module 9: DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES II
Design of tension members
Design of compression members
Design of beams
Design of truss and allied structures
Module 10: DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES I
Properties of concrete
Principle of reinforced concrete design
Design norms for reinforced concrete beams
Design of reinforced concrete slabs
Module 11: DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES II
Design of reinforced concrete foundations
Design of axially loaded columns
Module 12: DESIGN OF MASONRY AND TIMBER STRUCTURES
Design of masonry structures
Strength of timber
Design of timber structures
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- International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice
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- Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
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