STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1

CIV3SD1

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


The objective of this subject is to provide the fundamental principles and methods of structural analysis applied to both determinate and indeterminate structures such as trusses, beams, columns and frames. Commonly used structural analysis methods such as the force method, stiffness method, slope-deflection method, moment distribution method and the principle of virtual work method will be introduced. Engineering Australia Stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are 1.3, 2.2 and 2.3 (see Intended Learning Outcomes for details).


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (EMS1MS or CIV2MS) and MAT1CDE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV2ST1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStructural Analysis: Principles, Methods and ModellingPrescribedRanzi, G., Gilbert R., 2014CRC Press
ReadingsStructural AnalysisPrescribedHibbeler, R.C., 2016 (9th ed in SI)Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply structural analysis principles to solve for reactions and member forces. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Methodologies introduced in the lectures are practiced in the workshops. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.

02. Apply the force method to calculate member forces in indeterminate beams, trusses and frames. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Methodologies introduced in the lectures are practiced in the workshop.

03. Apply the displacement method to calculate member forces in beams and frames. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Two displacement methods are introduced: slope-deflection method and moment distribution method. Students are required to practice in the workshop.

04. Apply the stiffness method to beam, truss and frame structures. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Analyzing beam, truss and frame structures using stiffness method. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems.

05. Apply the principle of virtual work method to calculate the deflections of beams and trusses. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Activities:
Calculate deflection of beams and trusses using the principle of virtual work. Students are required to practise in workshop to solve practice problems.

06. Calculate failure loads of beam-columns due to buckling and yield. EA stage 1 competencies covered include: 1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.

Activities:
Apply the Euler's buckling formulation to beam-columns.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual assignments (equivalent to 1000 words each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two short quizzes (equivalent to 250 words each)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTai Thai

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two individual assignments (equivalent to 1000 words each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two short quizzes (equivalent to 250 words each)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06