Structural Analysis and Modelling - CVEN3301

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: CVEN1300. Corequisite: CVEN2301.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course introduces students to structural analysis and computer modelling of structures. Revision of Mechanics of Solids; the principles and requirements of structural analysis applied to indeterminate trusses and simple frames; structural idealisation; determinacy; principles of virtual work; the force method (flexibility analysis). Stiffness method (displacement method) of analysis for beams and frames; second order behaviour of frames; slenderness effects in frames; elastic stability analysis; software applications; moment distribution applied to continuous beams and non-sway frames; limit analysis.

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