Theory of Structures 3

Course code CIVL4110Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Comprises an introduction to higher-level theory of structures. Topics include: elementary plastic theory of structures with application for slab analysis and design, dynamics of structures, stability of structural elements and structural systems. Where it is possible, the topics are linked to requirements of Australian Standards. Revision is also made of the most common software used in the work force for advanced structural analysis.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesA1. To know the terminology and be able to communicate topics of higher-level theory of structures at a professional level.

A2. To understand the basics of higher-level theory of structures.

A3. To apply the theory for solution of simple exercise problems.

A4. To know the major requirements of relevant Australian Standards.

A5. To know features and limitations of the most common software used in professional practice for advanced structural analysis.
Content* Plastic theory of structures
- Upper bound theorem (yield line method)
- Lower bound theorem
- Applications to framed structures
- Hillerborg strip method for slab design

* Structural dynamics
- Basic dynamic theory
- Design principles for dynamic loading
- Specific dynamic loadings
- Computer methods for dynamic analysis

* Stability of structures
- Basic theory of stability
- Stability functions
- Stability of framed systems
- Computer methods for structural stability
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1 and CIVL3180 Theory of Structures 2.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalTo pass this course students must pass the formal examination.
Other: (please specify)Progressive assessment.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentFinal Examination - This is the only individual examination, testing how a student meets the essential learning objectives in this course. To pass, students must score a minimum of 50% in this exam. Students scoring greater than 40%, but less than 50% will be offered a supplementary paper on request. Students obtaining less than 40% will need to repeat this course as students scoring below this level have not demonstrated sufficient understanding of the course material to be able to pass a supplementary assessment.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL4110