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CS3000 - Structural Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Determinate structures - Review of beam theory and deflections of beams and frames by integration and moment area methods; Beam deflections by conjugate beam method; Deflections of beams, trusses and frames by energy methods; Virtual work principle, virtual force method, virtual displacement method, thermals effects, Maxwell's and Betti's Laws, Castigliano's theorems; Influence lines, Muller-Breslau's principle. Indeterminate structures - Degree of indeterminancy, external and internal indeterminancies, compatibility conditions, superposition and consistent deformation method, virtual work method, Castigliano's method, applications to beams, frames and trusses; Slope deflection method; Moment distribution method. Plastic design of steel frames; stress-strain curve for steel, moment curvature relationship, plastic modulus of section. Buckling of elastic structures, Euler loads, buckling modes, long and short columns, secant formula; tangent modulus and secant modulus methods.

Learning Outcomes

  • undertaking structural engineering problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • in-depth technical competence in calculating deflections in beams, frames and trusses using appropriate methods;
  • ability to solve a variety of indeterminate beam, frame and truss problems.
Prerequisites: CS2003 AND MA2000

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor John Ginger.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigiilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.