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SEV320 - Theory of Structures

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Y Wang

Prerequisite:

SEM222 or SEM322

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 hours of class per week, one hour seminar per week.  Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or on a single scheduled day during Week 9.   Typically Waurn Ponds (Geelong) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester and Cloud (online) enrolled students will attend the compulsory activities for this unit on a single scheduled day during Week 9.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit introduces the fundamental concepts for structural analysis to cover various structures when subjected to load and cover the basic methods for calculating member forces and reactions.  This includes:

  • Concept of structural stability and determinacy;
  • Analysis of statically determinate structures, SFD & BMD for beams, continuous beams, floor-beam systems, frames, arches and trusses;
  • Analysis of determinate simple, compound and complex trusses, multiple system of trusses, three hinged arched trusses and 3D framework using joint method, section method and assumed force method;
  • Influence line for SS beams, continuous beams, floor-beam systems, frames, series of concentrated live loads and trusses. Moment charts and absolute maximum moment;
  • Deflection of statically determinate beams, frames, curved bars, trusses and arches using several methods. Error in fabrication;
  • Analysis of statically indeterminate beams, frames and trusses (externally and internally) using the method of consistent deformation, slop-deflection method and moment distribution method. Maxwell law of reciprocal relations. Settlement of supports.

Assessment

Examination 60%, two assignments (20% each) 40%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during Week 9.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3483$3503

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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