DESIGN FOR STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

CIV5DSD

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the essential skills for undertaking dynamic analysis for various structural types and systems. Utilizing hand calculations evaluated by commercial computational packages, students will gain the ability to conduct efficient structural dynamics modelling and analysis resulting in more economic and sustainable designs attempted for construction. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be prepared to undertake professional structural design against earthquake or transient loading types as a graduate engineer under the supervision of a charted engineer.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in SMENC or SMENCB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDynamics of Structures Theory and Applications to Earthquake EngineeringPrescribedAnil K. Chopra; 2017; 5th EdPearson Education Limited

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate well developed understanding in measuring the dynamic properties of structural systems.

Activities:
Dynamic properties are introduced in the lectures and reinforced practically in the workshop classes. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems.

02. Conduct systematic strategies to develop and analyse numerical models for predicting the dynamics response(s) of investigated structures.

Activities:
The methodology for calculating the response of single and multi-degree of freedom systems are introduced in lectures, reinforced during tutorials and practiced by solving problems. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving these calculations in the assignments and final exam.

03. Apply finite element modelling to perform dynamic analysis

Activities:
Conducting finite element modelling analyses for structures under dynamics actions are introduced in lectures, reinforced during tutorials and practiced by solving problems. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving these calculations in the assignments and final exam.

04. Undertake independent checks of results generated by computer when performing seismic design/checks

Activities:
Design and check requirements are taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorial and laboratory classes. Reinforcement of this teaching is through practice problems, competency in solving these is demonstrated through the assignments and exam questions.

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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-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per day on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two week intensive block course"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 13
One 2.0 hours workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two week intensive block course"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (equivalent to 1500 words each)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per day on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two week intensive block course"

WorkShop Week: 12 - 13
One 2.0 hours workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two week intensive block course"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two assignments (equivalent to 1500 words each)50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04