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Unit description

Develops students' capability in advanced design and analysis of buildings and civil engineering structures. Demonstrates the use of prestressing steel to design concrete structures in accordance with the Australian Standard. Presents the principles of advanced structural analysis.  

Unit content

General concepts of prestressed concrete

Critical stress state design and analysis of prestressed concrete elements

Design of end blocks for prestressing anchorages

Advanced Structural Analysis

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 prestressed concrete technology including the materials involved, the behaviour of prestressed concrete elements, the prestressing techniques and the losses of prestressKnowledge of a discipline
2design and analyse prestressed concrete elements using critical stress state approach and Magnel’s diagramCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of prestressing anchorages, bond stresses, anchor heads and end blocksKnowledge of a discipline
4use advanced structural analysis techniques to analyse complex structures.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of prestressed concrete technology including the materials involved, the behaviour of prestressed concrete elements, the prestressing techniques and the losses of prestress
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. design and analyse prestressed concrete elements using critical stress state approach and Magnel’s diagram
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of prestressing anchorages, bond stresses, anchor heads and end blocks
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. use advanced structural analysis techniques to analyse complex structures.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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