Theory of Structures 2

Course code CIVL3180Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesA1 Understand principles of structural analysis.

A2 Understand advanced structural analysis utilising structure stiffness matrices.

A3 Understand plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.

A4 Competent user of structural analysis software.
ContentAdvanced 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
TransitionN/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalNOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL3180