+44 1792 606138
The aim of the module is to gain understanding into how engineering structures and components transmit loads and other external actions by means of internal stresses and how these stresses lead to strains and displacements. The course aims to explain the simple models of beam behaviour, concepts such as Mohr circle of stress and the relationships between stress and strain.
This module introduces construction and geometric design of highways and practice in surveying. This module includes a field trip to be held in late May 2019.
This module introduces the fundamentals of soil mechanics, including the theory of shear strength of soils and the classification of soils according to their various physical and mechanical characteristics of relevance to Civil Engineering. Relevant experimental procedures are covered in detail in this module and further explored (by means of practical laboratory experiments) in GEL-200. The concepts introduced here will form a basis for the learning of more complex topics relating to Geomechanics and Engineering of Foundation to be seen in Year 3.
Civil Engineering projects can be amongst the most complex projects you can find in any sphere of work. An understanding of the different elements of a project from conceptual design through to construction requires consideration of design efficiency, buildability and effective risk management. This module will cover a number of design design elements such as civils, superstructure, drainage and foundation design, together with consideration of the practicality of project delivery. The design work is linked with typical construction activities such as programming, method and site logistics to provide students with a realistic experiences of the whole project.
This module comprises two components: Hydrology (80%) and Water Engineering Design (20%) Hydrology: 1. Introduction of important concepts in hydrology, such as hydrological cycle, rainfall runoff process, hydrological design; 2. Ensuring students to be able to solve common hydrological problems following the general practice guideline in engineering hydrology; 3. Encouraging critical thinking on issues related to development issues, with special emphasis on water supply problems under the climate change impacts. Water Engineering Design:Storm water design calculations. Design of paved and roof drainage systems. Application of rational method hydrology open channel flow in urban drainage. Preliminary design calculations. British and Eurocode applications. Case studies and design of SuDs components