DESIGN OF TIMBER STRUCTURES

CIV4DTS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the property of timber and the design principles of structural timber elements and how to apply these principles to design timber structures for construction use. Topics include: timber characteristics, grading and structural properties; AS 1720.1-2010 timber structures - design methods and AS NZS 4063.1-2010 characterization of structural timber - test methods; principles of limit state design; design actions in timber structures; design of tension, compression and bending members; methods of testing timber beams; design of members subjected to combined actions and lateral loadings; design of connections; principles of sustainable design as applied to the design of timber structures; and quality control/assurance for timber design and construction. Skills required to analyse timber structures using appropriate methods and to solve related structural problems to design strong, stable and serviceable limit state timber structures will be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStructural Wood Design - A Practice Oriented ApporachPrescribedAqhayere, A & Vigil, J 2007WILEY, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Define the main types, grades and structural properties of timber.

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

02. Determine design actions for timber structures in accordance with standard codes.

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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Design and apply the principles related to the design and implementation of timber engineering structures.

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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Produce detailed drawings for timber structures for building construction use.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments on production of detailed drawings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply quality control and assurance procedures and the principles of sustainable design in preparing specifications for the design and construction of timber structures.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Relate the knowledge of timber design to solve design problems in a practical construction environment.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
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 and online activities15 01, 02, 05
Group practical experiment and report (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 06
Exam (2 hours)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group design report and presentation (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06