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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours; Non-contact time commitment: 120 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Corequisites:||421-695 Extreme Loading of Structures|
|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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Helen Margaret Goldsworthy
ContactDr Helen Goldsworthy
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +61 3 8344 7255
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces to the students the fundamental concepts and practice of earthquake resistant design of buildings from an international perspective. Topics covered include plate tectonics and seismicity, structural response to earthquake ground motions, design philosophy and design applications to buildings including domestic buildings, assessment and retrofitting of existing buildings, and performance of non-structural components and building contents. One part of the subject is devoted to the design and assessment issues in regions of low and moderate seismic activity.|
|Objectives:||On successful completion, students will be able to: |
|Assessment:||One 3-hour written exam (70%) and two written assignments each of 1,000 to 2,000 word-equivalents (2 x 15%).|
|Recommended Texts:||Priestley, M.J.N., Calvi, G.M., and Kowalsky, M.J., “Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Structures”, IUSS PRESS, Pavia, ITALY, 2007.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject replaces:
Master of Engineering Structures |
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