STRUCTURAL DESIGN

CIV4SD

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Using project-based learning in small groups, students will develop skills in the first phase of the structural design process - decision making and the conceptual design and development of structural systems. This will be supplemented by coverage of related topics such as concrete framed structures, steel framed structures, fire engineering, tilt-up construction, footings, masonry, prestressed concrete and retaining walls.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CIV3ST2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReinforced Concrete BasicsPrescribedFoster, SJ, Kilpatrick, AE & Warner, RF1ST ED. PEARSON.
ReadingsSteel Designers HandbookPrescribedGorenc,B.,Tinyou,R. and Syam,A. (2005)7TH ED. UNSW PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the Limit States philosophy and appropriate key elements to the general process of structural design.

Activities:
The key elements of structural design processes are taught during the mix of teaching activities. Practice in applying them is undertaken by solving practice problems. Competency in applying these elements is demonstrated in the assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

02. Assess loads and constraints upon a structure utilizing relevant Australian Standards.

Activities:
Assessing loads and constraints is taught during the mix of teaching activities. Practice in applying them is undertaken by solving practice problems. Competency in applying these elements is demonstrated in the assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Analyse and design a structure that is stable and provides a complete loadpath to the foundation system, adopting various design and construction methods and using relevant Australian standards.

Activities:
The design of a stable structure and the analysis that goes with this is taught during the mix of teaching activities. Practice in applying them is undertaken by solving practice problems. Competency in applying these elements is demonstrated in the assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Explain the interaction between design and construction, and describe the construction procedure for a given structure.

Activities:
Design and construction interactions are highlighted during the mix of teaching activities. Practice in drawing their connections is undertaken by solving practice problems. Competency is demonstrated in the assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. Sketch components and assemblies based on design solutions.

Activities:
Sketching of elements and assemblies is taught during the mix of teaching activities. Competency is demonstrated in the assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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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-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The 4-hours of contact will consist of lectures, tutorials, design studios and site visits"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
individual design assignment of 1000 words per student and one 1-hour written closed book test50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
two group design assignments - 1000 words each per student50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHaider Al Abadi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The 4-hours of contact will consist of lectures, tutorials, design studios and site visits"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
individual design assignment of 1000 words per student and one 1-hour written closed book test50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
two group design assignments - 1000 words each per student50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05