Structural Behaviour and Design - CVEN3302

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:

Prerequisites: CVEN2301, CVEN2302.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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A course on the design of structural elements subject to bending, shear and combined bending and axial compression. Topics covering both concrete and steel design will be covered. These include: concrete mechanical properties, reinforcement types and properties; durability requirements; behaviour of reinforced concrete cross-sections in bending at both service and ultimate loads; ultimate strength analysis and design of cross‐sections in flexure (singly and doubly reinforced, ductility); serviceability analysis and design of beams (cracked section analysis, deflection and crack control); ultimate strength in shear; bond anchorage and curtailment (simple and continuous beams and one‐way slabs); short and slender concrete columns (interaction diagrams); laterally unsupported steel beams (lateral‐torsional buckling in bending and shear strength); design of plate girders (local buckling in shear, combined shear and bending, intermediate transverse stiffeners, web crippling – buckling and yield limit state); steel beam‐columns (in‐plane and out‐of‐plane failure); steel members subjected to biaxial bending; steel connections and detailing (force and moment connections); timber beans in bending and shear; simple connections.


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