Structural Engineering 1

Subject 421-307 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures, eighteen hours of tutorial design sessions and four hours of laboratory work.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 421-208 Mechanics of Solids or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Nelson Lam
Subject Overview:

At the conclusion of this subject students should be able to analyse for internal actions and deformations in simple truss and frame structure members arising from a variety of loading states. In addition, students will be able to carry out designs of reinforced and prestressed concrete frames consisting of beams and columns.

Topics covered include elements of structural behaviour; basic modes of structural action; analysis of statically determinate systems and stability using a variety of approaches; flexural strength theory of structural concrete members with passive and/or active reinforcement, shear, deflection, anchorage and stress development; strength theory of reinforced concrete columns, including the use of interaction diagrams and loading lines to deal with slenderness effects; and concrete design project.

Assessment: One 3-hour examination (80%), and practical work consisting of two assignments, each up to 750 words, and a design project of up to 3000 words, to be held throughout the semester (20%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • in-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
  • ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (EngineeringManagement) Civil

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