Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: CIVE5681
Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PHONE: 9925 2011
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)
EDX090B – Analyse force systems (complex)
EDC030B – Determine design actions and analyse structures
This unit covers the competency to interpret Australian Standards and design simple steel structures consisting of beams, columns, welded and bolted connections and purlins and girts.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
EAC040B Analyse and design simple structural steel members
1. Calculate, using appropriate Australian Standards, the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns
1.1 Limit state theory and design is understood and used to inform design calculations involving structural systems in structures.
2. Analyse and design simple steel beams to AS 4100
2.1 The geometric properties of (plated) beam sections are calculated.
3. Analyse and design axially loaded steel compression members to AS 4100
3.1 Calculations are carried out to determine the effective length of columns with and without lateral restraints.
4. Analyse and design members in plane frames
4.1 Given the moment distribution in a rigid plane frame, calculations are carried out to determine the effective length and design frame members.
5. Analyse and design steel connections to AS 4100
5.1 Calculations are carried out to design a bolted connection for concentric load.
6. Analyse and design purlins and girts to AS 4600
6.1 Load combinations are determined for purlins and girts for serviceability and strength limit states.
Details of Learning Activities
Theory and industry-based worked examples on the:
• Calculation of the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns using appropriate Australian Standards and industry drawings
• Analysis and design of simple steel beams in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards
• Analysis and design of axially loaded steel compression members in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards
• Analysis and design of members in plane frames
• Analysis and design of steel connections in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards
Research activities Research
• Using the Internet research AS/NZS 1170 Part 0, 1 & 2 and identify the clauses required for the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns.
• Using the Internet research AS 4100 and identify the clauses required for the design of simple steel beams, steel compression members and steel connections.
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 design domain within industry.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, evaluation, analysis,design etc.
Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain.
|Week Number||Topic||Performance criteria|
|1||Introduction to steel structures||1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6|
|2-3||Purlins and girts||2.9, 6.1,6.2|
|4||Pin joint frames -Tension members||4.3,4.4|
|5||Pin joint frames -compression members||3.1,3.2|
|14||Connections (bolts and welds)||5.1,5.2|
|15||Base plates and project submission||1.1-1.5,3.1,3.2,4.3,4.4,2.6,2.7,4.1,4.2,4.5,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,6.1,6.2|
AS 4100 Australian Standard – Steel structures
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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
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
Exam 1- 40%
Exam 2 -30%
Written assessment on covering elements on elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
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
A project covering elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 comprising a 3-D building frame using industry drawings.
Work performance project activity on determining the project requirements, establishing and documenting project plan proposal.
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
|EAC040B Elements & performance criteria|
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.
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