Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours: 2x1 hours of lectures; 1x2 hours of tutorials. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None specified|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None specified|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to class activities. Students who feel their disability will affect their meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMs Clare Newton, Prof Graham Hutchinson
ContactEnvironments and Design Student Centre
T: +61 3 8344 6417/9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
|Subject Overview:||What are the structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of the natural and built environments? Through analysis, observation, experimentation, testing and review, students will explore examples and applications from both natural and artificial structures. Through exercises, site visits and model making, students will engage with Structures (e.g. force and support systems) and Materials (e.g. metals, masonry, ceramics, polymers and timber). Physical and environmental properties of materials are presented together with their mechanical properties, and life cycle issues including embodied energy.|
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Assignments (tutorial exercises, model construction and testing, site reports, workshop exercises and class presentations) of 3000 words 60% (due during semester), and a 2-hour examination in the end of semester examination period (40%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Interactive software by Shahin Vassigh, Interactive Structures - Visualising Structural Behavior, Wiley, (CD-ROM), 2006.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of this subject students should have the following skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.benvs.unimelb.edu.au/|
Civil (Engineering) Systems
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
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