Structural Analysis (CIVL3235)
UNIT OF STUDY
The objectives of this unit are to provide an understanding of the principles of structural analysis by introducing the strain-displacement, stress-strain and equilibrium relationships for beam members; applying the relationships to the matrix displacement analysis of frame structures; and using computer software to conduct the linear-elastic and buckling analyses of frame structures. At the end of this unit, students will be able to deduce appropriate structural models for frame structures; and use computer methods and simple hand methods to obtain internal forces and displacements as well as buckling loads for frame structures. The syllabus comprises theoretical background (strain-displacement, stress-strain and equilibrium relationships), structural analysis software, matrix displacement method, beam theory, introduction to nonlinear analysis, buckling analysis.
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4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week
Through semester assessment (60%), Final Exam (40%)
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: CIVL2110, CIVL2230 and MATH2061
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