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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of complex structural behaviour including the effects of stiffness/flexibility, determinacy and indeterminacy
2apply approximate analysis methods to develop order of magnitude estimations of structural actions
3analyse complex structures by hand using established engineering analysis methods such as compatibility and equilibrium methods
4analyse complex structures using computer modelling techniques.

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
  2. apply approximate analysis methods to develop order of magnitude estimations of structural actions
  3. analyse complex structures by hand using established engineering analysis methods such as compatibility and equilibrium methods
  4. analyse complex structures using computer modelling techniques.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

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