CIVL2130 introduces 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 course 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.
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Formulate complex problems from Theory of Structures into analytical forms
2. Apply appropriate solution techniques from Theory of Structures to mechanical problems
3. Formulate, analyse and calculate the mechanical behaviour of simple structures
4. Recognize and describe analytical limitations used in Theory of Structures
- Basic 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.
Content covered in CIVL1100 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics (formerly GENG1001 Introductory Mechanics).
Quiz: Weekly Quiz
In Term Test: Mid-Semester Test
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Plus informal student consultation.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term