Theory of Structures 2

Description

The course covers advanced methods of analysis for structural systems. Topics include introduction to the force method, displacement (stiffness) method, slope-deflection and moment distribution. The stiffness method is then expanded upon to include derivation of structure stiffness matrices by the deformation approach. Influence lines are described and reviewed. Students are introduced to plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand principles of structural analysis

2. Understand advanced structural analysis utilising structure stiffness matrices

3. Understand plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.

4. Competent user of structural analysis software

5. Apply sound techniques to the analysis of complex structures and discuss relevant outcomes with respect to design, sustainability and community expectations.

Content

Advanced methods of analysis for structural systems:

  1. Force method.
  2. Displacement (stiffness) method.
  3. Slope-deflection and moment distribution.
  4. Derivation of structure stiffness matrices by the deformation approach.
  5. Influence lines.
  6. Plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.

Assumed Knowledge

Content covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Online Learning Activity: Group Discussion/ Online Activities

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term