Nottingham Trent University
Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering (15 HE credits)
The course includes structural aspects of railway track systems such as track gauge, loading and types of sleepers; methods of structural analysis of typical railway track systems: 1, 2 and 3 dimensional structural modelling of track system for stress and deformation calculations; earthquake engineering of structures: basic definitions of earthquake terms such as intensity and magnitude of earthquake, wave propagation and epicentre; static and dynamic analysis of structures subject to earthquake loading; design consideration of structural components to resist earthquake loading; structural optimisation: fundamental concept and definitions of optimisation, objective function, design variables, side and behaviour constraints; methods of structural optimisation: linear and non linear programming and heuristic and genetic algorithms techniques applicable to structural design optimisation.
Good degree in a relevant subject.
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|City Centre Campus||Nottingham||NG1 4BU||East Midlands|
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