Course Title: Analysis of Complex Structures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Analysis of Complex Structures

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1143

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

CIVE1143

City Campus

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Spring2016

CIVE1143

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

CIVE1144

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1144

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2020 (VC12)

Course Coordinator: Dr Srikanth Venkatesan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1963

Course Coordinator Email: srikanth.venkatesan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.028C

Course Coordinator Availability: As displayed on the office door.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None. Knowledge of shear force and bending moment diagrams, deflection of simple beams, analysis of forces in trusses, solving simple integration and matrices problems is highly desirable. Numerical, analytical and problem-solving capabilities are essential to undertake this course


Course Description

This course introduces the theories relevant to the analysis of indeterminate structures subjected to transverse and lateral loads by scaffolding the knowledge from structural analysis and statics courses. Topics covered include qualitative analysis of beam and framed structures, application of force method, stiffness method of analysis to beams and frames using slope-deflection method and matrix stiffness methods.

Through problem solving sessions and possible planned laboratory activities, this course is designed to develop skills in understanding and evaluating indeterminate structures based on analytical methods such as force method and displacement methods. Laboratory and other group or individual work may provide an opportunity for testing the application of analytical skills covered in the course material. This course may enhance the conceptual understanding and may lead to the development of cognitive skills that are relevant to professional practice as a structural engineer. 

Whilst CIVE1143 Analysis of complex structures is based in the City Campus, laboratory work or other hands on work may take place in Bundoora East campus from 2021 onwards. Please consult with your course coordinator for more information. 

Final marks obtained in this course will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine GPA and other award levels. (This ruling applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

The WAM web page link:
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.1. Comprehensive theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.

1.2. Conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.


On completion of this course you should be able to demonstrate the following course learning outcomes (CLO’s): 

1.Gain an understanding of various methods of analysing indeterminate structures.

2. Apply force method of analysis.

3. Apply stiffness method analysis to beams and frames using both slope deflection method and matrix stiffness method.

4. Gain an understanding of approximate methods of structural analysis.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students will solve a range of problems related to the subtopics in the course material.  Minor laboratory component may be involved. Predominantly requires individual study interspersed with collaborative discussion. This course is supported by the CANVAS learning management system. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed text, recommended references and a learning package will be used as required. Further, access to computers, free software and Laboratory resources will be provided during the course as required. 


Overview of Assessment

This course involves two major assessment tasks which are design aligning with the expected outcomes of the course. They are a major report on a real structure during the semester with three sub tasks, and the final assessment. Details of each assessment are given below. 

Note that:

 ☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment 1: Video Project Assignment (online, 24 hours in weeks 8 and 12) 
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 to 4

Assessment 2: End of semester assignment (online, 24 hours spread around 3 days)
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 to 4