Theory of Structures 1

Course code CIVL2130Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

To introduce students to mechanics of structures under static loading conditions. The course forms the second of the sequence dealing with structural engineering and geotechnics for Civil and Environmental engineering students.

Specifically, the objective is to teach students the methods and techniques outlined in the syllabus such that they can solve the type of problems as outlined in the lectures, in the lecture notes and as discussed in tutorials.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To translate a stated problem in theory of structures to an analytic form.

2. To apply appropriate solution techniques to the problem.

3. To be able to actually solve the problem.

4. To understand the meaning of the outcome, and

5. To be aware of the limitations of the methods of solution and the outcomes.
ContentBasic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections.
Stress, strain, extension of bars.
Thermal stresses, thin shells.
Bending moment and shear force diagrams for beams and simple frames.
Properties of areas.
Stresses due to bending: normal and shear.
Beam deflection: integration and unit-load theorem.
Stability: column buckling.
Shear centre, torsion of circular sections.
Principle of work and energy.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in GENG1001 Introductory Mechanics.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Quiz - ClassWeekly.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CIVL2130