# Course Title: Determine design actions and analyse structures

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Course Co-ordinator/Teacher: Anirban Khastagir

Phone: 99254087

Room: 57.05.34

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

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Details of Learning Activities

•  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

Teaching Schedule

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

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 Holmes and King “ Wind Action”

References

Other Resources

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 for this course are as follows:

Topic 1,2,3,4 - Mid-semester exam
Topic 3       - Project
Topic 2 Assignment
Topic 5,6,7,8,9 - End of semester exam

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and Learning Support:

The 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 are:

* Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
* Maths and science developmental support and advice
* English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a disability or long-term medical condition you should contact the DLU to seek advice and support.

Late submission:

If you require an extension for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student 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 require an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you 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 nor marked.

Special consideration: