ENEC13017 - Advanced Structural Analysis
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will analyse determinacy and stability and the implications this has for structural analysis. You will also determine reactions, internal forces and displacements of structures, and analyse truss and beams with moving loads. You will be introduced to fundamentals of finite element method and use commercially available software to analyse structures.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ENEG11006 Engineering Statics AND ENEC12012 Stress Analysis

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 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

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 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Examination 40%

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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  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

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Structural Analysis
Author/s: Russell C. Hibbeler Year: 2016
Edition: 9th Edition in SI Units Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed USA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • SpaceGass
  • Microstran
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 CoordinatorFaris Albermani (f.albermani@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 10-07-2017

Principle of Virtual Work

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 2 17-07-2017

Statically Indeterminate Structures (SIS)

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 3 24-07-2017

Consistent Deformations

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 4 31-07-2017

Force/Flexibility approach for structural analysis of SIS

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 5 07-08-2017

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 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Displacement/Stiffness approach for structural analysis

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 7 28-08-2017

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 04-09-2017

Direct Stiffness Method, beam structures

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 9 11-09-2017

Direct Stiffness Method, truss structures

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 10 18-09-2017

Direct Stiffness Method, frame structures

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 11 25-09-2017

Moment Distribution approach

Refer to Lectures Supplement

Week 12 02-10-2017

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 09-10-2017

Revision

Exam Week 16-10-2017

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 (07-Aug-2017) 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 (author-date)
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 (28-Aug-2017) 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 (author-date)
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 (02-Oct-2017) 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 (author-date)
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 - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, 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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