BLAR11032 - Structural Forms & Analysis
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will introduce you to basic systems and calculations in structural design and stability for residential and commercial buildings.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

BLAR11049 Built Environment Communication and Skills Or COMM11003 Professional and Technical Communication (before 2012 term 1)

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 5%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 5%
4. Written Assessment 30%
5. Written Assessment 5%
6. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Short response assessments Student feedback Short response questions will receive general feedback only. Students may contact the lecturer if they cannot see how to improve.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.
  2. Calculate the properties of sections including first and second moment of area, structural determinancy and indeterminancy, bending and shear forces, bending moments, shear and bending stresses, deflections in beams, axial forces in trusses and column stresses, capacity and buckling.
  3. Apply the principles of structural analysis to determinate and indeterminate structures including the design of beams and columns and the bracing of rigid and pin jointed frames.
  4. Use basic computational methods to solve structural problems associated with residential and commercial buildings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment    
6 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking        
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Written Assessment    
5 - Written Assessment    
6 - Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Principles Of Structure
Author/s: Wyatt, KJ & Hough, R Year: 2013
Edition: 5e Publisher: Newsouth Books
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent software
  • Computer headset (microphone speaker combo)
  • Web camera (webcam)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPhillip Harrison (p.harrison@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

1:Equilibrium and building structures

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 1, 4

Week 2 13-03-2017

2:Load and load paths, support conditions

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 1, 3

Assessment 1 - Short Written Response Due Friday (17 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 3 20-03-2017

3:Determinacy, indeterminacy and instability

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 1

Week 4 27-03-2017

4:Section properties

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 1, 2, 8

Assessment 2 - Written Assessment Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

5:Analysis of statically determinate trusses

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 2, 5

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

6:Beams shear force and bending moment

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 7

Assessment 3 - Short Written Response Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

7.Bending and shear stresses

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 9, 10

Week 8 01-05-2017

8:Compression and tension stresses

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 2

Assessment 4 - Written Assessment Due Friday (05 May 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

9:Deflections

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 11

Week 10 15-05-2017

10:Design of beams

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 12

Assessment 5 - Short Written Response Due Friday (19 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

11:Bracing of buildings

Wyatt & Hough (2013) chapter 6

Week 12 29-05-2017

12:Computer applications in structural analysis and Design

Refer to the course topic

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Review

Assessment 6 - Written Assessment Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1 - Short Written Response
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment A1 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Week 2 Friday (17-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment 1 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

2. Calculate the properties of sections including first and second moment of area, structural determinancy and indeterminancy, bending and shear forces, bending moments, shear and bending stresses, deflections in beams, axial forces in trusses and column stresses, capacity and buckling.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 2 - Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment 2 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 2. Assessment 2 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

2. Calculate the properties of sections including first and second moment of area, structural determinancy and indeterminancy, bending and shear forces, bending moments, shear and bending stresses, deflections in beams, axial forces in trusses and column stresses, capacity and buckling.

4. Use basic computational methods to solve structural problems associated with residential and commercial buildings.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 3 - Short Written Response
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 3. Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 3. Assessment 3 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

3. Apply the principles of structural analysis to determinate and indeterminate structures including the design of beams and columns and the bracing of rigid and pin jointed frames.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 4 - Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 4. Assessment 4 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 4. Assessment 4 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

2. Calculate the properties of sections including first and second moment of area, structural determinancy and indeterminancy, bending and shear forces, bending moments, shear and bending stresses, deflections in beams, axial forces in trusses and column stresses, capacity and buckling.

3. Apply the principles of structural analysis to determinate and indeterminate structures including the design of beams and columns and the bracing of rigid and pin jointed frames.

4. Use basic computational methods to solve structural problems associated with residential and commercial buildings.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 5 - Short Written Response
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 3. Assessment 5 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 5%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 and 3. Assessment 5 will require you to research and answer a question that explores common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Aggregate mark for A1+A3+A5 to be 7.5/15 or higher
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

3. Apply the principles of structural analysis to determinate and indeterminate structures including the design of beams and columns and the bracing of rigid and pin jointed frames.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 6 - Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 4. Assessment 6 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Returned Friday 30th June
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment relates to course learning outcomes 1 to 4. Assessment 6 will require you to research and answer a number of questions that explore common structural engineering concepts.

As with all assessments, formatting and presentation is really important, technical accuracy and referencing where required is paramount with an overarching requirement for demonstrating your answer / submission / design with clarity.

Your assessment should be produced in electronic format either as

  • a single word-processed document, or
  • a single pdf format document.

All submissions should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions.

Note: that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin)

You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.

Note: you will find further support material for this assessment on the Moodle site for this course.

The assessment will be assessed on the following basis:
Clarity of expression and comprehensive coverage of issues
Use of quality supporting documentation as appropriate
Use of original thought and content
Overall presentation and ability to communicate using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation and the use of appropriate diagrams and other visual communication.
Demonstration of core knowledge and demonstration of appropriate application of knowledge.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 14/35
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concept of equilibrium, determine loading and load paths in building structures and calculate supporting reactions.

2. Calculate the properties of sections including first and second moment of area, structural determinancy and indeterminancy, bending and shear forces, bending moments, shear and bending stresses, deflections in beams, axial forces in trusses and column stresses, capacity and buckling.

3. Apply the principles of structural analysis to determinate and indeterminate structures including the design of beams and columns and the bracing of rigid and pin jointed frames.

4. Use basic computational methods to solve structural problems associated with residential and commercial buildings.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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