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Unit description

Presents the principles necessary to analyse complex structural behaviour. Compatibility and equilibrium methods to analyse indeterminate structures are introduced, in addition to approximate methods of analysis for verification purposes. Computer modelling techniques for the analysis of structures are also covered.

Unit content

Introduction and Revision of Structural Mechanics Concepts
Determinate and Indeterminate Structures
Approximate Methods of Analysis
Compatibility Methods of Analysis
Equilibrium Methods of Analysis
Computer Modelling of Structures
Influence Lines

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of complex structural behaviour including the effects of stiffness/flexibility, determinacy and indeterminacyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply approximate analysis methods to develop order of magnitude estimations of structural actionsKnowledge of a discipline
3analyse complex structures by hand using established engineering analysis methods such as compatibility and equilibrium methodsKnowledge of a discipline
4analyse complex structures using computer modelling techniques.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of complex structural behaviour including the effects of stiffness/flexibility, determinacy and indeterminacy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply approximate analysis methods to develop order of magnitude estimations of structural actions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse complex structures by hand using established engineering analysis methods such as compatibility and equilibrium methods
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. analyse complex structures using computer modelling techniques.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Tutorial Exercise10%
Quiz20%
Report20%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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