CIVL5266: Steel Structures – Stability (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CIVL5266: Steel Structures - Stability (6 CP)|
Professor Rasmussen, Kim
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Objectives:
This Unit aims to:
- provide fundamental understanding at advanced level of the behaviour and design steel structural members, notably members undergoing cross-sectional and/or global buckling.
- provide fundamental understanding of the methods available for determining buckling loads of structural members and elements, and explain how classical solutions to buckling problems are incorporated in national design standards for steel structures, including AS4100 and AS/NZS4600.
It is anticipated that at the end of this unit of study students will be familiar with the buckling behaviour of steel structures and will understand the methods available for determining buckling loads of structural members and cross-section. Students will have a good understanding of the stability design provisions for steel structures specified in the standards AS4100 and AS/NZS4600, and will be proficient in using software for calculating buckling loads.
Stability theory, Plate theory, Stability of plates and plate assemblies, Theory for thin-walled members in torsion and bi-axial bending, Stability of thin-walled members, Stability design to AS4100 and AS/NZS4600, Direct Strength Method.
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL2201 AND CIVL3206 AND CIVL3235. There are no prerequisites for this unit of study but it is assumed that students are competent in the content covered in CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics, CIVL3206 Steel Structures 1, and CIVL3235 Structural Analysis. Students who have failed previous units of study should note that no special consideration will be given to them if they do choose to enrol in this unit of study (on the basis of timetable clashes or lack of knowledge of basics), and they are discouraged from enrolling in this unit of study. Students who have not yet passed first, second or third year units of study must enrol in those units of study in precedence to any later year units of study.|
Professor Rasmussen, Kim
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Most lectures will be followed by a tutorial session, lasting typically 1 hr. The tutorial problems aim at providing students a deeper understanding of the theory taught and competence in applying the theory to practical design. Students are highly advised to take advantage of the tutorial sessions, as it possible to complete a significant proportion of assignments during the allocated sessions.
Independent Study: Students should expect that they may have to allocate about 7 - 8 hours a week to the course, which includes about 2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of tutorials, and 3-4 hours outside university working on tutorial questions or assignments.
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|
|Design of steel structures||Design (Level 5)|
|Advanced understanding of behaviour and design steel||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|Interpretation and understanding of technical drawings and specifications||Information Seeking (Level 1)|
|Neat and logical setting out of solutions||Communication (Level 1)|
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.Design (Level 5)
Assignment: Three assignments. Assignment 1: Local buckling (10%). Assigment 2: Flexural-torsional buckling (10%). Assignment 3: Design (10%).
Final Exam: Written three-hour exam at the end of the semester. Questions will be in the two main areas of study: local buckling (35%), flexural-torsional buckling (35%)
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
Coursework assessment and examination policy. The faculty policy is to use standards based assessment for units where grades are returned and criteria based assessment for Pass/Fail only units. Norm referenced assessment will only be used in exceptional circumstances and its use will need to be justified to the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Special consideration for illness or misadventure may be considered when an assessment component is severely affected. This policy gives the details of the information that is required to be submitted along with the appropriate procedures and forms.
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Note that policies regarding assessment submission, penalties and assessment feedback depend upon the individual unit of study. Details of these policies, where applicable, will be found above with other assessment details in this unit outline.
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Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Note on Resources:||
- Lecture notes compiled by Kim Rasmussen and Greg Hancock
- AS 4100-1998 Steel Structures
- AS 4100-1999 Commentary to AS 4100
- AS/NZS 4600:2005 Cold-formed Steel Structures
- HB 2.2: Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2 - Structural Engineering
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
|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 5)||Yes||25%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||75%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 1)||No||0%|
|Information Seeking (Level 1)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 1)||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.