STRUCTURES 2

CIV3ST2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject Introduces the principles of the analysis of skeletal structures and basic structural design principles and methods with particular application to reinforced concrete. The analysis component focuses on basic concepts of structural analysis, determinate and indeterminate structures, moment distribution, influence lines, matrix methods of structural analysis, buckling analysis, plastic analysis, approximate methods and computer applications. The design component contains a revision of concrete technology, bending, shear and deflection equations and methods for reinforced concrete, application to beams (rectangular, T and L beams), application to slabs (one and two way, including flat slabs), the anchorage of reinforcement and member detailing and concrete column design.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV2ST1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNominated Australia StandardsPrescribedTBATBA
ReadingsReinforced Concrete BasicsPrescribedFoster, SJ, Kilpatrick, AE & Warner, RF2ND ED. PEARSON
ReadingsStructural AnalysisPrescribedGhali, A6TH EDN. ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse structural frames using flexibility and stiffness methods.

Activities:
Methodologies are introduced in the lectures and reinforced and practiced in the tutorials and laboratory classes. 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)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Calculate buckling and plastic collapse loads of structural frames.

Activities:
The methodology for the calculation of collapse loads is introduced in lectures, reinforced during tutorials and practiced by solving problems. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving these calculations in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Use approximate methods of analysis to find structural actions.

Activities:
Students are introduced to these in lectures, tutorials/ lab classes and 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)

04. Apply fundamental engineering concepts to develop specialist mathematical models of behaviour, and identify, correctly interpret and be able to apply the relevant provisions of Australian concrete structures standard (AS3600).

Activities:
These fundamental ideas and their application to behaviour modelling are introduced in lectures. Reinforcement and further exploration of these occurs in tutorials with practice problems. Assessment is in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

05. Design statically indeterminate reinforcement concrete beams, columns and slabs.

Activities:
Design 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 though the assignments and exam questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

06. Construct a scale model reinforced concrete beam/slab in the laboratory, observed its behaviour under load, compare measured data with the predictions of AS3600 and published research, and critically review the findings.

Activities:
Students are required to attend and perform laboratory work and demonstrate competency in report writing and solving practice problems.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 1.5 hour written examinations70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
6 x assignments (equivalent to 500 words each) (5% each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06