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.
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Outline principles of structural analysis.
2. Apply advanced structural analysis utilising structure stiffness matrices.
3. Discuss plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.
4. Use structural analysis software to a competent level.
5. Analyse complex structures using appropriate techniques and discuss relevant outcomes with respect to design, sustainability and community expectations.
Advanced methods of analysis for structural systems:
- Force method.
- Displacement (stiffness) method.
- Slope-deflection and moment distribution.
- Derivation of structure stiffness matrices by the deformation approach.
- Influence lines.
- Plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.
Content covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.
Written Assignment: Written Assignments
Online Learning Activity: Group Discussion/ Online Activities
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term