Course Title: Determine design actions and analyse structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5679

Course Title: Determine design actions and analyse structures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anita Mehmi,
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 9925 2011 FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: anita.mehmi@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDX100B – Analyse force systems (basic)

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to use the Australian Standard AS 1170 to determine and to calculate different kinds of loadings on structural elements and to perform analysis of beam and column structures involving calculation of such features as support reactions, shear and bending moments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC030B Determine design actions and analyse structures

Element:

10. Write report

Performance Criteria:

10.1 All data, assumptions and calculations including diagrams are
written up in a short technical report.

Element:

1. Use AS/NZS 1170 Parts 0 & 1 to calculate permanent and imposed actions on simple structural elements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate data is extracted from AS/NZS 1170 Part 1
1.2 The appropriate value of permanent and imposed actions is
calculated for given situations.

Element:

2. Use-AS/NZS 1170 Part 2 to calculate wind action on simple structural elements and closed structures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 AS/NZS 1170 Part 2 is used to extract relevant data related to
wind action.
2.2 The wind action on a structural element and closed structure
without dynamic response factors is calculated from AS 1170
Part 2.

Element:

3. Calculate loading on structural elements due to liquid pressure

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Given relevant data, the resultant force due to fluid pressure on a
structural element can be calculated.
3.2 The line of action of the resultant force and moment created is
calculated.

Element:

4. Use AS/NZS 1170 Part 0 to calculate action effects in limit state format

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The design action effects for a combination of actions are
calculated for ultimate and serviceability limit states using the
relevant action combinations from AS/NZS 1170 Part 0.
4.2 The critical design action effect is assessed for various scenarios
using AS/NZS 1170 Part 0.
4.3 Structural elements are assessed for conformance to ultimate and serviceability limit state criteria.

Element:

5. Carry out calculations to determine beam deflection under various action effects and check conformance to serviceability criteria.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The action combinations relevant to various building functions
can be extracted from AS/NZS 1170 Parts 0 and 1.
5.2 Beam formulae can be use to determine beam deflection under
various load patterns using the principle of superposition.
5.3 Beam deflection can be assessed against deflection limits.

Element:

6. Carry out a detailed analysis of a structural member subject to compression actions.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 The buckling strength of a simple compression member can be
calculated given the end and intermediate restraints.
6.2 The effective length and restraint conditions can be determined
from a structural drawing for a compression member.

Element:

7. Carry out analysis of continuous beams

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Moments and shears in a continuous beam can be calculated
using the moment distribution method.
7.2 The load, shear force and bending moment diagrams can be
constructed.
7.3 The degree of redundancy in a continuous beam can be
calculated using. equations of equilibrium.

Element:

8. Carry out analysis of simple rectangular frames

Performance Criteria:

8.1 The degree of redundancy in a simple frame structure can be
calculated using equations of equilibrium.
8.2 The member forces in a simple rectangular frame restrained
against sway can be calculated.
8.3 The moment distribution method can be used to analyse simple
sway restrained and non-restrained structures.

Element:

9. Calculate the distribution of forces at joints in accordance with the elements' stiffness

Performance Criteria:

9.1 Given length, E, I and end conditions for a simple beam-column
connection in a rectangular frame, the distribution of moments
can be calculated.


Learning Outcomes


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Details of Learning Activities

• Calculation of dead loads, live loads, wind loads and liquid pressure on structural elements
• Detailed analysis of a simply supported beam including calculations for simple bending, shear, deflection, local buckling and lateral buckling
• Detailed analysis of a structural member subjected to compression loads
• Analysis of continuous beams
• Analysis of simple rectangular frames
• Distribution of forces at joints in accordance with the Elements stiffness
Using the Internet research AS/NZS 1170 Part 0, 1 & 2 and identify the clauses required for the calculation of dead loads, live loads and wind loads

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of typical analysis and load estimation of structures according to the Australian standards
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of load estimations
Research activities related to load calculation according to Australian standards. It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research related to load calculation and analysis.

Assignments related to load calculations according to AS 1170.0,1,2
Assignment tasks involve applications of standards, codes and requirements applicable to load estimation on structures, and shall be as close as practicable to real work situations and include real work decisions by the learner.

Industry Visits- Students will be involved in industry visits and or engineering industry exhibitions.
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks related to structural domain within industry.

Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, structural analysis software packages, for load analysis of structures.


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
 1-2 Dead load and live load Test 1
 3-5 Wind Load Project and Test 1
 6 Liquid Pressure Test 1
 7 Beam design Test 1
8 Column Design Test 1
9 Project/Revesion Test 1+ Project
 10 Mid semester Exam Test 1
 11 Moment Distribution Method (Beam) Test 2
 12 Slope Deflection Method (Beam) Test 2
 13 Moment Distribution Method (Frame) Test 2
 14 Slope Deflection Method (Frame) Test 2
 15 Sway effect- Frame Test 2
 16 Revesion class Test 2
 17 Final Exam Test 2
 18 Resit  Test 1, Test 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS 1170.0 Structural design actions part 0: General principles
AS 1170.1 Structural design actions part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions
AS1170.2 Structural design actions part 2: Wind actions
OR
HB2.2 Australian Standards for civil engineering students - Structural engineering
AND
“Onesteel – Hot rolled and structural products” catalogue
AND
RMIT CIVE5679 Learning Guide
AND
“Holmes and King “ Wind Action
   


References


Other Resources

- Multimedia Resources, to assist student learning and assessment will be placed on School’s internal network drive (I:\C60120

Recommended Videos and DVDs

-RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in http://www.rmit.edu.au
The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.
Web Based Transducer Tutorial:
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.
The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Progressive Tests
Written assessment covering element 1-10
Test 1 covering Topic 1,2,3,4 carry weightage 35%
Test 2 covering Topic 5,6,7,8,9 carry weightage 35%

Class participation and performance assessed by observation.
When participating in class activities, students must demonstrate ability to:
- Organize and manage the tasks within the assignment requirements
- Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
- Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
- Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.
- Demonstrate that they have undertaken steps complying with “Plan and prepare” part of the competency.
Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim


Project 30%

Project covering  topic 2 and 9 carry weightage 30%


Work performance project activity on determining the project requirements and documenting project report.
Project activities will be as close as practicable to real work situations
and will require “real work” type decision-making by the student
Assessment requirements also include:
- attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises, - evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
-satisfactory completion of class assignment work
-timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleTest 1Test 2Project
EDC030BDetermine design actions and analyse structures35%35%30%

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration


PLAGIARISM:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 
 

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