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ENEC13017  Advanced Structural Analysis
Term 2  2017
Prescribed Textbooks

IT Resources
You will need access to the following IT resources: CQUniversity Student Email
 Internet
 Unit Website (Moodle)
 SpaceGass
 Microstran
Unit Coordinator  Faris Albermani (f.albermani@cqu.edu.au) 

Week  Begin Date  Module/Topic  Chapter  Events and Submissions 

Week 1  10072017 
Principle of Virtual Work 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 2  17072017 
Statically Indeterminate Structures (SIS) 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 3  24072017 
Consistent Deformations 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 4  31072017 
Force/Flexibility approach for structural analysis of SIS 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 5  07082017 
Structural modelling and analysis using commercial software 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 
Assessment Item 1: Assignment Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 01:00 PM AEST 
Vacation Week  14082017  
Week 6  21082017 
Displacement/Stiffness approach for structural analysis 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 7  28082017 
Introduction to Direct Stiffness Method 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 
Assessment Item 2: Structural Modelling Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 01:00 PM AEST 
Week 8  04092017 
Direct Stiffness Method, beam structures 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 9  11092017 
Direct Stiffness Method, truss structures 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 10  18092017 
Direct Stiffness Method, frame structures 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 11  25092017 
Moment Distribution approach 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 

Week 12  02102017 
Moment Distribution for beam structures 
Refer to Lectures Supplement 
Assessment Item 3: Assignment Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 01:00 PM AEST 
Review/Exam Week  09102017 
Revision 

Exam Week  16102017 
1 Written Assessment
Assessment Title  Assessment Item 1: Assignment 

Task Description The assignment can be downloaded from the moodle site. This assignment covers virtual work and consistent deformation approaches for solving statically indeterminate structures. You will need to start working on this assignment from week 2 of the term. 

Assessment Due Date  Week 5 Monday (07Aug2017) 01:00 PM AEST 
Return Date to Students  Two weeks after the due date 
Weighting  20% 
Assessment Criteria Your submission must be neatly presented and easy to follow. Present your results and working on clearly annotated diagrams. Include all the necessary calculations and assumptions made in your solution. Use consistent units. 

Referencing Style  Harvard (authordate) 
Submission  Online 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Analyse structures to assess the degree of indeterminacy and structural stability 2. Determine reactions, internal forces and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate structures 3. Analyse trusses and beams with moving loads and develop influence lines 4. Solve a variety of truss and simple beam problems using the stiffness method 6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication 
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 
2 Written Assessment
Assessment Title  Assessment Item 2: Structural Modelling 

Task Description The assignment can be downloaded from the moodle site. This assignment covers structural modelling and analysis using commercial software. You will need to start working on this assignment from week 4 of the term. 

Assessment Due Date  Week 7 Monday (28Aug2017) 01:00 PM AEST 
Return Date to Students  Two weeks after the due date 
Weighting  20% 
Assessment Criteria Clearly define your structural model, units, dimensions, type of elements , support and loading conditions. Specify which commercial software is used for the analysis. Make use of clearly annotated diagrams to show your structural model and results. 

Referencing Style  Harvard (authordate) 
Submission  Online 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Analyse structures to assess the degree of indeterminacy and structural stability 5. Explain the fundamentals of the finite element method and use computer software packages to solve structural engineering problems 6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication 
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 
3 Written Assessment
Assessment Title  Assessment Item 3: Assignment 

Task Description The assignment can be downloaded from the moodle site. This assignment covers the stiffness method of structural analysis. You will need to start working on this assignment from week 7 of the term. 

Assessment Due Date  Week 12 Monday (02Oct2017) 01:00 PM AEST 
Return Date to Students  One week after the due date 
Weighting  20% 
Assessment Criteria Your submission must be neatly presented and easy to follow. Present your results and working on clearly annotated diagrams. Include all the necessary calculations and assumptions made in your solution. 

Referencing Style  Harvard (authordate) 
Submission  Online 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Analyse structures to assess the degree of indeterminacy and structural stability 2. Determine reactions, internal forces and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate structures 3. Analyse trusses and beams with moving loads and develop influence lines 4. Solve a variety of truss and simple beam problems using the stiffness method 6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication 
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 
Examination
Outline  Complete an examination 

Date  During the University examination period 
Weighting  40% 
Condition  Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course  50 
Length  180 minutes 
Details  Dictionary  nonelectronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments). Calculator  nonprogrammable, no text retrieval, silent only. Closed Book 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Analyse structures to assess the degree of indeterminacy and structural stability 2. Determine reactions, internal forces and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate structures 3. Analyse trusses and beams with moving loads and develop influence lines 4. Solve a variety of truss and simple beam problems using the stiffness method 5. Explain the fundamentals of the finite element method and use computer software packages to solve structural engineering problems 6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication 
Graduate Attributes 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes
1. Communication 2. Problem Solving 3. Critical Thinking 4. Information Literacy 
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