# Course Title: Determine design actions and analyse structures

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: CIVE5679

Course Title: Determine design actions and analyse structures

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

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

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Nominal Hours: 60

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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

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

• Calculation of dead loads, live loads, wind loads and liquid pressure on structural elements for a 3 dimensional building frame using industry drawings
• Detailed analysis of a simply supported beam including calculations for simple bending, shear, deflection, local buckling and lateral buckling for a 3 dimensional building frame using industry drawings
• 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
• Using the Internet research AS 4100 and identify the clauses required for the analysis of a simply supported beam

Teaching Schedule

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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. A guide to AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 – Wind Actions by John Holmes and Andrew King. Warreen Publishing. Structural and Stress Analysis 2nd Edition by T.H.G. Megson – Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann publishers.

References

 Engineering Mechanics by Val Ivanoff

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including in-class and home study exercises, written tests, practical problem-solving exercises and, where appropriate, group submissions. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

This course will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment, based on typical workplace activities.
Assessment will comprise the following :
• A project covering elements 1, 2 & 9 - a 3 dimensional building frame using industry drawings.
• An assignment covering element 3 & 9 - a retaining wall subjected to liquid pressure
• An examination covering elements 1, 2 & 5
• An examination covering elements 4, 6, 7 & 8

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Underpinning knowledge and skills
Prerequisite units comprise part of the underpinning knowledge and skills.
Use of AS 1170:- The difference between dead load and live load
The significance of wind load and factors affecting wind load
Terms used in AS1170 Parts 0, 1 & 2
Effects of internal pressure and external pressure
Variation of pressure due to fluid
Possible types of failure
Simply supported beams:- In plane bending of beams.
Shear and bending moment analysis of beams.
Deflection of beams.
Compression members:- Pure buckling of compression members using Euler’s Equation.
Analysis and behaviour of beam columns, and flexural-torsional buckling of compression members (description only).
Compression member end and intermediate restraints
Effective lengths of compression members
Action of members within a frame structure
Fixed and continuous beams:-Behaviour of continuous beams
Moment distribution method of analysis of continuous beams
Moment area method of analysis
Rectangular Frames:- Calculation of forces within frames
Moment distribution methods for frames
Computer analysis of frames
Beam-column joints:- Rotational stiffness at joints
Distribution of moments due to member stiffness.

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