ENEC13015 - Steel and Timber Design
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces Australian Standards used for steel and timber design. Basic material and section properties and factors affecting the properties of structural members are introduced. You will design steel and timber members subjected to axial loads, bending moments and combined actions, then check whether they comply with both ultimate and serviceability limit states as required in AS4100 and AS1720 respectively. Furthermore you also will design steel connection and timber joints according to Australian Standards. You also develop skills in use of the computer software in structural design. You are expected to document the process of analysis and design and communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams in a professional manner.

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: (ENEC12012 Stress Analysis or ENEC13010 Solid Mechanics) AND MATH11218 Applied Mathematics

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
  • 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 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 50%

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. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance
  2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design
  3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards
  4. Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards
  5. 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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

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

Prescribed Textbooks

Steel Designers' Handbook
Author/s: Gorenc, B, Tinyou, R and Syam, A Year: 2012
Edition: Eighth edition Publisher: Australian Steel Institute
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
Timber Design Handbook (SA HB 108-2013)
Author/s: Boughton, G. N, Crews, K. and Standards Association of Australia Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Standards Australia
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Worked Examples for Steel Structures
Author/s: Bradford, M.A., Bridge, R.Q., Trahair, N.S. Year: 2013
Edition: Fourth edition Publisher: Australian Steel Institute
City: Sydney State: NSW
Country: Australia
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

Students can access the Timber Design Handbook (SA HB 108-2013) through university library website.

In addition to the textbook, students must have access the Australian Standards (available through university library website). Full list of required standards are available on the unit website.

List of additional readings may also available from the unit website.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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 CoordinatorThuraichamy Suntharavadivel (t.suntharavadivel@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

Structural Design Process & Limit State Approaches

Week 2 13-03-2017

Estimation of Design Actions on Structures

Week 3 20-03-2017 Design of steel members subjected Tension and Compression

Study Guide: Tension Member

Study Guide: Compression Member

Week 4 27-03-2017

Design of Steel Members Subjected to Bending

Study Guide: Bending

Study Guide: Shear & Bearing

Week 5 03-04-2017

Design of Steel Members Subjected to Combined Actions

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Mid-term Break

Week 6 17-04-2017

Application of Design Software in Steel Design


Guide to use Spacegass

Week 7 24-04-2017

Design of Steel Connections

Fire & Corrosion Protection

Study Guide: Connections

Week 8 01-05-2017

Introduction to Timber Design

Study Resources

Assignment 1 Due Wednesday (03 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Design timber members subjected to tension and compression

Study Resources

Week 10 15-05-2017

Design timber members subjected to bending and combined actions

Study Resources

Week 11 22-05-2017

Design of timber Steel Connections

Study Resources

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Assignment 2 Due Monday (29 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Examination - Please check the exam timetable

Exam Week 12-06-2017

Please read ENEC13015: General Information available in the course Website.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in steel design.

Assignment 1 will be available by end of week 1 through the unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Wednesday (03-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Thursday (18-May-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of the total marks for the assignment are required to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance

2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design

3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards

4. Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards

5. 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 Assignment 2
Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in timber design.

Assignment 2 will be available by end of week 7 through the unit website.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Tuesday (13-Jun-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of the total marks for the assignment are required to pass this unit
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

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

1. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance

2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design

3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards

4. Use computer software to analyse the structures subjected to different load combinations and design as per appropriate Australian Standards

5. 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 50%
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. Describe the key material and section properties of structural steel and timber and explain how these properties affect structural performance

2. Explain the limit state design process and check for ultimate and serviceability limit state requirements for steel and timber design

3. Analyse and design steel and timber members and connections subjected to various design actions according to relevant Australian Standards

5. 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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