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CIVL3235: Structural Analysis (2014 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL3235: Structural Analysis (6 CP)|
Dr Ranzi, Gianluca
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||The objectives of this unit are to provide an understanding of the principles of structural analysis by introducing the strain-displacement, stress-strain and equilibrium relationships for beam members; applying the relationships to the matrix displacement analysis of frame structures; and using computer software to conduct the linear-elastic and buckling analyses of frame structures.At the end of this unit, students will be able to deduce appropriate structural models for frame structures; and use computer methods and simple hand methods to obtain internal forces and displacements as well as buckling loads for frame structures. The syllabus comprises theoretical background (strain-displacement, stress-strain and equilibrium relationships), structural analysis software, matrix displacement method, beam theory, introduction to nonlinear analysis, buckling analysis.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL2110 AND CIVL2230 AND MATH2061.|
A/Prof Ansourian, Peter
Dr Ranzi, Gianluca
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|An appreciation for the role of creative thinking within engineering and the ability to undertake and indulge in the process of it.||Design (Level 2)|
|An ability to apply engineering concepts along with the basics of science and mathematics to engineering problem solving with particular emphasis on analysis.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|An appreciation that engineering fundamentals are based upon the principles and knowledge of science and mathematics. An appreciation of the importance of relating the engineering discipline to the whole.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|An appreciation of the various form of information within the engineering discipline including technical books and reports, research articles, customer requirements, company standards and an appreciation of the main legal definitions.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|An ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely ideas, concepts and solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences.||Communication (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)
|Assessment Description:||Final examination, assignment and three quizzes 15% each in Weeks 4, 10 and 13. The assignment will require a set of calculation exercises to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the stiffness method.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Revision: functions, derivatives, integrals, matrix algebra, differential equations, mechanics of solids.|
|Week 2||Revision: statics, statically determinate structures.|
|Week 3||Determinate versus Indeterminate structures. Kinematic, constitutive and equilibrium equations. Introduction to the truss stiffness element.|
|Week 4||Stiffness method: beam and frame elements.|
|Assessment Due: Quiz 1|
|Week 5||Stiffness method: frame element.|
|Week 6||Moment distribution and method of double integration.|
|Week 7||Beam theory: Principle of virtual work. Bernoulli beam model. Introduction to Timoshenko beam model.|
|Quiz 2: 15%|
|Week 8||Introduction to the nonlinear analysis.|
|Week 9||Moment-area method.|
|Week 10||Moment area method.|
|Assessment Due: Quiz 2|
|Week 11||Conjugate beam method.|
|Week 12||Introduction to buckling.|
|Assessment Due: Assignment|
|Assessment Due: Quiz 3|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||41.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||58.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.