CIVL2230: Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL2230: Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design (6 CP)|
Dr Zhang, Hao
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The primary objective is to develop an understanding of design concepts and an introduction to the design of steel, concrete and composite structures. This involves calculation of loads on structures caused by gravity, wind and earthquake; and analysis and design of basic structural elements.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND ENGG1802. Structural mechanics, first year mathematics, but these are not prerequisites|
|Additional Notes:||Basic structural elements include beams, columns slabs and simple frames.|
Dr Zhang, Hao
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|
|Adapting concepts & principles from given situations in unfamiliar related contexts.||Design (Level 1)|
|Basic design issues in high-rise steel and concrete buildings, the basic structural systems for high-rise buildings, such as the moment frame system, shear wall systems, etc.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Calculation of physical properties of structural components.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (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 2)
Final Exam: One 3 hr partial open book exam covering the whole syllabus.
Assignment: A series of 5 assignments (5% each) related to calculation of forces on structures and basic design of structural elements.
|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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Various request forms for the Faculty of Engineering and IT can be found at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/forms/
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Note on Resources:||
Printed notes covering most aspects of the course are purchased at co-op bookshop.
Relevant Australian Standards can be purchased or obtained from university library.
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||Lecture: Introduction; Gravity load|
|Week 2||Lecture: Gravity load; ACSE lecture 1|
|Week 3||Lecture: Gravity load|
|Week 4||Lecture: ACSE lecture 2. Wind load|
|Week 5||Assessment Due: Wind load|
|Week 6||Lecture: Wind load; ACSE lecture 3|
|Week 7||Assessment Due: Lateral-load resisting system. Concrete floor system|
|Week 8||Lecture: Earthquake load|
|Week 9||Lecture: Earthquake load. ACSE lecture 4|
|Week 10||Lecture: Steel construction; Snow load|
|Week 11||Lecture: Snow load. ACSE lecture 5|
|Week 12||Lecture: Load combination|
|Week 13||Lecture: Structural Reliability. Review.|
|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 1)||Yes||0%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||71.45%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (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.