MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES 2

CIV2MS2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this 2nd year subject students will learn about the behaviour of structural elements when they are subjected to external forces. Topics covered in this subject include: shear force and bending moment diagrams;stresses in members subjected to combined forces; internal loadings; structural members under load; transverse shear; shear flow in beams composed of several members; analysis of stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels; analysis of the stresses in combined loadings; stress and strain transformation; mohr circle for determining stress and strain; and elementary design of beams to resist both bending and shear loads. Studying through these topics, a conceptual understanding of the more important principles in developing engineering solutions to structural design problems that underpin civil engineering will be developed. Skills to design and conduct experiments to verify laws and principles of mechanics of structures as well as to analyse and interpret data will be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV1MS1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe new Penguin dictionary of civil engineeringPrescribedBlockley, D 2005PENGUIN BOOKS, LONDON
ReadingsStatics and Mechanics of Materials SI EditionPrescribedHibbeler, R 2004PEARSON ED ASIA, HONG KONG
ReadingsStructural engineering formulas: compression, tension, bending, torsion, impact, beams, frames, arches, trusses, plates, foundations, retaining walls, pipes and tunnelsPrescribedMikhelson, I 2004MCRGRAW-HILL, NEW YORK
ReadingsMegastructures 2010 DVDRecommendedStebner, GNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANEL, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the structural and material behaviour.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of structural members such as beams, trusses, ties, struts, shafts and bolts under applied loads.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Calculate internal and external reactions on structural members under applied loadings.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Draw axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams for simple beams.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain in structural elements under combined loading and pressure.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply various techniques to ascertain the effect of combined actions on sections of structural members.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Apply knowledge and skill to determine the selection of beams and columns to a given scenario.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Effectively work in a team environment to conduct experiments to develop engineering solutions to structural design problems.

Activities:
Face to face and online group discussions. Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07
Group Practical Experiment and Report (1000 words)15 03, 05, 06, 08