Foundations of Structural Analysis (CIVL5513)
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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Lecture 4 hours per week, Tutorial 2 hours per week.
Through semester assessment (65%), Final Exam (35%)
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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: CIVL2110 AND CIVL2230 AND MATH2061. This unit of study assumes previous study of the fundamental principles of structural mechanics obtained from CIVL5502 Foundations of Structural Mechanics or equivalent introductory structural mechani
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