Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours ( Lectures: 3 hours per week, Workshops: 12 hours per semester) |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Learning will be assisted by knowledge gained in the following subject:
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Not offered in 2011
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
Assoc Prof Nelsom Lam
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and finite element modelling and teaches students the basic skills of undertaking structural analysis in a practical engineering context. Topics covered include: introduction to finite element formulations for in-plane (membrane) stress analysis, three-dimensional stress and plate bending stress; use of finite element modelling packages; the response analyses of single-degree-of-freedom systems, discrete multi-degree-of-freedom systems and distributed mass (continuous) systems in conditions of natural vibrations and forced excitations; numerical time-step integration techniques; excitation simulation techniques, simultaneous equation solution and reduction techniques; optimal modelling techniques, frequency domain analyses and processing of time-series data. Skills acquired from the various topics outlined above will be integrated and applied to a number of case studies|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
|Recommended Texts:||Dynamic of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering (Anil K. Chopra), Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Engineering Structures |
Master of Engineering Structures
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Master of Engineering (Civil) |
Master of Engineering (Structural)
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