STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1

CIV3SD1

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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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (EMS1MS or CIV2MS) and MAT1CDE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV2ST1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMechanics of MaterialsPrescribedBeer F., Johnston E., DeWolf J., and Mazurek D. (2009)5th 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Analyse the behaviour under load of steel and timber members (beams, columns, and ties) and their connections. Design and section size on practical arrangments 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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