STRUCTURES 1

CIV2ST1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Structural analysis and design are tasks fundamental to Civil Engineering, and this subject deals with these two aspects. The analysis section of the subject examines topics such as stress and strain, transformation of stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses and strains, Mohr's circle, stress-strain relationships, linear and non-linear behaviour, deflections of beams, strain energy, energy theorems, the behaviour of short and long columns, buckling, and an introduction to elastic-plastic analysis. The design section of the subject introduces the various types of structural forms, the current philosophy for the design of structures, and the loads that they are required to resist. This is followed by a discussion of the behaviour and detailed design of structural elements from steel and timber and their associated connections.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2MS and (MAT1CB or MAT1CDE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMechanics of MaterialsPrescribedBeer, F Johnston, E DeWolf, J and Mazurek, D 20095TH SI ED
ReadingsNominated Australia StandardsPrescribedTBATBA
ReadingsSteel Designers HandbookPrescribedGorenc, B., Tinyou, R. and Syam, A.(2005)7TH ED, NSW UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply stress and strain principles to solve problems in one and two dimensions.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Calculate deflections of simple structures under static and dynamics loads.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

03. Calculate failure loads of axially-loaded structures due to buckling and yield.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Apply the Limit States Design philosophy in structural design and identify, correctly interpret and be able to apply relevant provisions of Australian Standards.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Analyse and calculate actions (dead, live and wind loads) and their combination on complete structures and their individual elements consistent with the provisions of relevant Australian Standards, and describe snow and earthquake actions and loads on bridges.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Analyse the behaviour under load of steel and timber members (beams, columns and ties) and their connections. Design a section size or practical arrangement that satisfies the strength and serviceability criteria specified in relevant Australian Standards.

Activities:
Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving practice problems and exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Six numerical calculation assignments40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 1.5 hour written examinations60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Six numerical calculation assignments40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 1.5 hour written examinations60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06