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# BTEC HND in Civil Engineering

BTEC HND in Civil Engineering

Important Information for Students

·         The criteria each task relates to are shown against that task where possible.

·         Please note that plagiarism is treated as a serious offence and therefore the work you produce must be individual and original although may work in groups in some instances.

·         All sources of information should be included at the end of the assignment as a Reference list /Bibliography.

·         Please note that the submission date given for this assignment is the final date that you can hand over the assignment. A one week grace period maybe extended with prior approval from the Program Manager.

·         Assignments returned to students for re-working must be re-submitted within 10 days.

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BTEC HND in Civil Engineering

Plagiarism:

While research and discussion are an essential part of an assignment, the deliberate copying of someone else’s work or unacknowledged copying from printed or electronic sources is NOT permitted. You may be subject to disciplinary procedure if you do this. You should sign this sheet to show that you comply with these regulations.

Student’s Signature: ……………………………

Date:………………………

Internal Verifier Name: Eng.

 Signature : Date Verified : 15th December 2015

International College of Business and Technology

BTEC HND in Civil Engineering

Structural engineering theory is based upon the applied  physical  laws and  empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials

 and   geometries. Structural   engineering   design   utilizes   a   number   of simple  structural elements to   build   complex  structural   systems.   Structural

engineers are responsible for making creative and efficient use of funds, structural elements and materials to achieve these goals

Q1.1) Discuss equilibrium and compatibility requirements for structures.

(P1.1)

Q1.2)  Determine the stress/ strain relationship of an axially loaded system and define the following terms;

·         Yield Strength

·         Limit of Proportionality

·         Young’s modulus

·         Elastic and plastic regions

(P1.2)

Statically determinacy is a term used in structural mechanics to describe a structure where force and moment equilibrium conditions alone can be utilized to calculate internal member actions. Descriptively, a statically determinate structure can be defined as a structure where, if it is possible to find internal actions in equilibrium with external loads, those internal actions are unique.

Q2.1) Evaluate statically determinacy and kinematical indeterminacy of the following structures using the method described below.

Classify if the structure is stable or unstable and if unstable, the reason why. If the structure is stable, indicate if determinate or indeterminate and if indeterminate the degree of indeterminacy.

International College of Business and Technology

BTEC HND in Civil Engineering