Presentation of 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.
Topic 1: Introduction and Revision of Structural Mechanics Concepts
Topic 2: Determinate and Indeterminate Structures
Topic 3: Approximate Methods of Analysis
Topic 4: Compatibility Methods of Analysis
Topic 5: Equilibrium Methods of Analysis
Topic 6: Influence Lines
Topic 7: Computer Modelling of Structures
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of complex structural behaviour including the effects of stiffness/flexibility, determinacy and indeterminacy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Apply approximate analysis methods to develop order of magnitude estimations of structural actions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Analyse complex structures by hand using established engineering analysis methods such as compatibility and equilibrium methods||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Analyse complex structures using computer modelling techniques||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- In order to develop a much deeper appreciation of the lecture material, you are strongly encouraged to acquire a copy of the reference text: Hibbeler, RC, 2011, Structural Analysis, 8th edn in SI Units, Pearson Education, Singapore. ISBN: 9789810687137.
Teaching and assessment
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