Course Title: Analyse the strength of civil structural elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: CIVE7797

Course Title: Analyse the strength of civil structural elements

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Zhefei Zhao

Teacher
Phone: +61 3 9925 4480
E-mail: fifi.zhao@rmit.edu.au

 

Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences (SVEHS)
Program Manager
Ph: +61 3 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to determine and calculate different kinds of loadings and actions on structural elements. The unit also includes 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:

VU22561 Analyse the strength of civil structural elements

Element:

1. Determine industry requirements and standards

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Occupational Health and Safety/Workplace Health and Safety (OHS/WHS) requirements and environmental requirements for a given work area are clarified.

1.2  Established OHS/WHS requirements and risk control measures and procedures applicable for a given work area are followed.

1.3 Safety hazards are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.

1.4 Industry procedures, codes and applicable standards are determined from site information and design specifications.

1.5  Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure that work is co-ordinated effectively with others.

1.6

Resources for the analysis task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Element:

2. Plan analysis approach

Performance Criteria:

2.1  OHS/WHS requirements for carrying out the work are followed.

2.2  Documentation relating to analysis project is collected for reviewed.

2.3  References and Australian standards for the project are consulted to complete the structural analysis.

Element:

3. Complete the analysis

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Calculations are performed to determine the structural integrity of the civil structural design elements.

3.2  Analysis is completed as determined by relevant Australian standard.

3.3  Results are recorded, analysed, examined and applied according to enterprise procedures.

3.4  Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.

3.5  Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

4. Confirm analysis and computations

Performance Criteria:

4.1  Structural analysis and computations for the civil structural design are checked and confirmed with appropriate personnel.

4.2 

The analysis is documented and approved according to enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Review questions
• Journal
 
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU22561 in the Assessment Matrix. 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
 1Introduction to the course and OH&S requirements1.1 to 1.6, 2.1 to 2.4
 2-3Load analysis: Types of load, Introduction to AS1170.0 and 1,
calculation of DL and LL, Combined effects, Load factors
2.1 to 2.4
 3Advanced properties of materials; plane stress, plain strain, strain energy, Stress due to flexure, shear & torsion, shear flow1.1 to 2.6 & 2.1 to 2.4
 4Stress due to flexure, shear & torsion, shear flow2.1 to 2.4
 5Mohr’s Circle of stress and strain2.1 to 2.4
 6Online Quiz1.1 to 1.6, 2.1 to 2.4
 7Wind Load – Introduction to AS1170.2, Terrain, Pressure coefficients, Simplified wind load calculation1.1 to 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 8Wind Load – Simplified procedure for calculating wind load2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 9Wind Load – Project allocation & discussion on critical aspects.2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 10Buckling of Columns: Effective length, slenderness ratio and Failure load2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 11Beams: Point and distributed loads, Qualitative Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams, Deflection2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 12Analysis of continuous beams: application Slope-deflection equations2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
 13Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Slope-deflection equations2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 14

Loading due to fluid pressure and failure modes

Project

2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 15Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Moment distribution method (non-sway case)2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 16Analysis of indeterminate frames: application Moment distribution method (sway case)2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
 17/18End of semester Test2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 12 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Structural and Stress Analysis 3rd ed.
Author: T.H.G. Megson

978-008099936

Structural Analysis, 5th ed
Author: Aslam Kassimali

978-113394389


References


Other Resources

  • Multimedia Resource
  • 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 (CANVAS) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

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:

Assessment 1: Online Quiz

Assessment 2: Project

Assessment 3:  Test

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

 Assessment 1:

 Online Quiz

Assessment 2: Project

Assessment 3:

Test

1.1

 x

 x

 

1.2

 x

 x

 

1.3

 x

 x

 

1.4

 x

 x

 x

1.5

 x

 x

 

1.6

 x

 x

 

2.1

 

 x

 x

2.2

 

 x

 x

2.3

 x

 x

 x

3.1

 x

 x

 x

3.2

 x

 x

 x

3.3

 

 x

 x

3.4

 x

 x

 

3.5

 x

 x

 

4.1

 x

 x

 

4.2

 x

 x

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessments are conducted in theoretical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake exam and journal submission for 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.

ASSESSMENTS WEIGHTING AND SUBMISSION WEEK
Assessment 1: Online Quiz, WEEK 6
Assessment 2: PROJECT, WEEK 14
Assessment 3: TEST, WEEK 17-18

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent, and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU22561 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU22561 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.54.14.2
Online Quiz xx x x x   X X X  X X X X
Project x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Test    X   x x x x x    

 

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies (CIVE7797)

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Online QuizXXXXXXXX  X X   
Project X  X  X  X  X X  X  X XX X  X  X  X   X   X
Test X  X  X  X  X X  X      X              
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU22561 3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  1  2  2 1 2  1   1   1
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.     
 1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
 2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
 3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills 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 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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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