Advanced Design of High Rise Structures

Subject 421-694 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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: 36 Hours; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 421-317 Structural Engineering 2
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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Subject Overview: This subject introduces students to the special requirements necessary for the successful design of building structures. Topics covered include: structural floor, framing and foundation systems, environmental actions from thermal and wind including wind tunnel testing; analysis techniques including computer-aided analysis, vertical movements and second order effects, facade design, construction methods, and a review of case study buildings.
Assessment: One 3-hour examination (70%) and one assignment of 3000 words equivalent (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion, students should be able to:

  • d escribe the multi-disciplinary nature of designing a tall building and the role of a structural engineer in the design of tall buildings
  • describe the design criteria and loading conditions for buildings
  • develop conceptual designs of floors using different floorsystems
  • develop conceptual designs of lateral load resisting systems for buildings
  • calculate dynamic wind loads on tall buildings using the gust factor approach
  • interpret wind tunnel test results to obtain equivalent wind loads
  • calculate the serviceability acceleration levels in tall buildings responding to wind loading
  • develop approximate models for analysing structural systems in buildings
  • develop computer models for analysing structural systems in buildings
  • develop conceptual designs of foundation systems for different buildings and soil types
  • identify different faade systems commonly used in building structures
  • identify and analyse different structural systems using case study buildings
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Utilities Management

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