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Engineering Skills M – Modelling of Structures

Lecturer: Mrs Linda Brown (, Room 802)
Course code: ENG5322
Course credits: 10 (Modelling of Structures is 50% of the credits)

Objectives of the course
1. To develop ability to apply the modelling process to frame models of structures
2. To apply the principles of technical report writing.


In this exercise you will work in a group (of four) to design, construct and test a ROBOT
analysis model of a framed structure. The group will decide on the structural form of the
frame and on the detail and type of structural members and connections. The ROBOT
analysis model should represent typically around 50 structural members.

Autodesk ROBOT analysis software is free for students to download:

Supporting Textbook
MacLeod I A (2005) Modern Structural Analysis Thomas Telford Ltd ISBN 978-0-7277-4102-
8 See:


The project will be assessed on a report submission. One report per group must be
submitted. All group members should have seen and reviewed all parts of the report prior
to submission.
The report must be submitted on Moodle by 12pm on Wednesday 31st March 2021. The
University’s standard penalties for late submission will apply.

The % of report marks will be allocated as follows:
Conformance with required style 10
Items 1,2,3 (in list above) 10
Engineering model sketch 10
Analysis model sketch 10
Validation 10
Verification 20
Sensitivity analysis 20
Member size checking 10

Engineering Skills M (ENG5322) Modelling of Structures 2020/21
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Course Organisation

Start week: Semester 2, week 8 (S2/8) – Friday 5th March at 11:00am
End Week: Semester 2, week 11 (S2/11)

The 4 x 3hour computer lab sessions will be in the form of workshops involving a
combination of instructions and, working in groups or individually, carrying out tasks to
develop ability in relation to the objectives. Attendance at all sessions is compulsory.

Week Content and Tasks
S2/8  Select a small simple structural system (roof truss, building frame). At
least one member should be subject to bending action. The material
can be steel, concrete or timber.
 Prepare an engineering model for the structure including a drawing
showing member sizes, sections, material type and loading.
 Set up an analysis model for it (typically use not more than 50
members). Prepare a drawing of this model.
S2/9  Carry out a validation of the analysis model and report on the
 Run the model using FE software
 Carry out a verification of the results and report on the outcomes.

S2/10  Carry out a sensitivity analysis by varying the properties of at least 3
of the input parameters and report on what was learned about the
behaviour of the system.
 Use the results from the analysis model to check the sizes of 2
members of the structure. Prepare a technical assessment of the
structure on the basis of the checks
S2/11 Finalise the model and report
31/03/21 Submit report

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Contents of report

1. Cover page, with a list of names and GUID numbers of all group members.

2. Contents list

3. Introduction, which should include a clear description of the project requirements.

4. An executive summary, the main conclusion of the work.

5. The engineering model. This information - mainly as a drawing or sketch is provided
so that the analysis model can be checked against the design. Ask the question:
“Could someone else check that the analysis model is compatible with the
engineering model?” The information needed includes: dimensions, member types,
material type, details of supports , details of connections, loading

6. The analysis model. In deciding what to include in this section, ask the question:
“Could someone else check that that data for the analysis is compatible with the
analysis model?” The information needed includes: dimensions of the analysis
model, mesh details, section properties, support types, loading used for model.

7. Validation of the model. This is a list of decisions about the suitability of the
assumptions made for the model.

8. Verification of the results. This is a list of checks and calculations required to verify
that the model is functioning correctly and has been correctly implemented.

9. Results of sensitivity analysis. The effects of different features/parameters values are
investigated. The results should be tabulated.

10. Check the sizes of two members against code of practice rules.

11. Conclusions on how successful the modelling process has been and whether any
future changes are required.