Credit points: 15
Structural analysis is an essential component of the design process of civil engineering structures such as buildings and bridges. This unit extends the work of the analysis component of Structures 2, and primarily focuses on elasticity theory as a basis for analysing continuum structures and on the use of finite elements for obtaining approximate solutions. It introduces students to the theoretical underpinnings of standard structural theories, and includes a discussion of dynamics. The unit also introduces the key concepts of the finite element method and how it is implemented and used in practice.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorVipul Patel
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity||Prescribed||Ugural, A.||4TH ED.PEARSON EDUCATION|
|Readings||Fundamental finite element analysis and applications||Prescribed||Bhatti, M, 2005||WILEY|
|Readings||Structural Analysis||Prescribed||Ghali, A||6TH ED. ROUTLEDGE|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Apply elasticity theory to derive theoretical solutions of structural problems.
- Elastic theory is taught in lectures and reinforced in tutorial classes. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving elastic theory problems in the numerical calculation assignments and in the exam questions.
02. Solve structural dynamics problems for both discrete and continuous systems.
- Problems in structural dynamics are outlined in the lectures and ways of solving them are practiced in the tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving structural dynamics problems a numerical calculation assignment and in the exam questions.
03. Apply finite element theory to solve a range of civil engineering problems.
- Finite element theory is introduced in the lectures and applied to engineering problems in the tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving finite element theory problems in the numerical calculation assignment and in the exam questions.
04. Use finite element software to solve civil engineering problems.
- The use of finite element software is taught in the lectures and reinforced in the tutorials. Students are required to demonstrate competency in solving engineering problems using this software in an assignment.
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Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVipul Patel
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|5 numerical calculation assignments||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|one 3-hour examination||70||01, 02, 03|