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Structural Analysis IV Chapter 1 – Course Introduction Dr. C. Caprani 1 Chapter 1 - Course Introduction 1.1 Introduction . ........................................................................................................ 2 1.1.1 Background . ................................................................................................... 2 1.1.2 Course Aims . ................................................................................................. 3 1.1.3 Programme . .................................................................................................... 4 1.1.4 Reading Material . .......................................................................................... 5 1.1.5 Website . ......................................................................................................... 8 1.2 Syllabus . ................................................................................................................ 9 1.2.1 Semester 1 Only . ............................................................................................ 9 1.3 Assessment . ......................................................................................................... 10 1.3.1 Examination . ................................................................................................ 10 1.3.2 Continuous Assessment . .............................................................................. 11 Rev. 1
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Structural Analysis IV Chapter 1 – Course Introduction Dr. C. Caprani 2 1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 Background Within 9 months of starting this course you will be qualified to practice as a structural engineer. Every single day of your career as a structural engineer, you will be responsible for the lives of every person that will ever use the structures you design. But more than that: at a minimum you will also be responsible for: The safety of the people who will build your structure; The quality of life of future generations – structural engineers are in a unique position to contribute to limiting the significant carbon emissions of the construction industry; The best economic use of your clients’ money to best achieve their goals; The use of your time that best achieves your employer’s goals. Though mistakes that lead to collapse of a structure are rare, they do happen. Often it is through an unreasonable faith in a computer analysis that makes this so. With excellent structural intuition; an ability to properly model the structure with structural analysis software, and; an ability to check computer output with appropriate hand calculations, the risk of such collapses can be minimized. This course builds on your ability to analyse statically indeterminate structures from
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