ENGCV312-21A (HAM)

Structural Engineering 2

15 Points

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School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This course is about the analysis of structures. Those enrolled in this paper are expected to have a foundation in engineering mechanics and the mechanics of materials, including, the ability to calculate: axial, bending and shear stresses, deflection due to loading, and buckling of members. This paper covers the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames. Methods of analysis will include energy methods, displacement methods, force and stiffness methods.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials, and labs.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate statically determinate beams, frames, and arches.
    WA1: Engineering Knowledge and WA2: Problem analysis. Use engineering knowledge to analyse simple and complex structures under real loading conditions. Develop accompanying shear forces and bending moment diagrams, calculating slope and deflection at points of interest using energy, flexibility, and stiffness methods.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial Assignments (1)
    Test 1 (4)
    Exam (6)
  • Analyse statically indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames using force and displacement methods
    WA1: Engineering Knowledge and WA2: Problem analysis. Apply engineering fundamentals and specific structural analysis problems to analyse and evaluate simple and complex statically indeterminate structures. Develop shear and bending moment diagrams, determine slope and deflection at critical locations.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial Assignments (1)
    Test 2 (5)
    Exam (6)
  • Evaluate and critic actual buildings and bridges

    WA2: Problem Analysis. Analyse a structure using the structural analysis methods covered to determine if member sizes are adequate for shear, moment, and deflection.

    WA5: Modern Tools. Use software analysis to compare hand calculations and discuss limitations.

    WA10: Communication. Written report discussion project scope, analysis, and results

    Linked to the following assessments:
    Structural Analysis Project (3)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the elastic behaviour of simple statically determinate and indeterminate structures.

    WA1: Engineering knowledge and WA2: Problem Analysis. Identify behaviour of civil structures under various loading conditions. Analyse the structural behaviour based on the material and loading.

    WA10: Communication. Lab report clearly outlining lab experiment, results, and conclusion.

    Linked to the following assessments:
    Lab Report (2)
    Structural Analysis Project (3)
  • Construct and apply influence lines to civil structures
    WA1: Engineering Knowledge and WA2: Analysis. Construct influence lines and appropriately apply dead and live loads to determine maximum shear and bending moments for moving loads.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Tutorial Assignments (1)
    Test 1 (4)
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Assessment

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Internal assessment will consist of two tests, tutorial assignments, a lab write up, and a project.

Purely numerical errors will not generally be penalised but unreasonably high/low values without any comments may be subject to some penalty. All work should be shown. Calculations and notes need to be legible and clear to follow. Lack of clarity in the answers, including the absence of free-body diagrams, will lead to a reduction in marks.

Tutorial assignments are available through Moodle and must be submitted on Moodle. All assignments must be submitted as a PDF file. No other file submission type is allowed unless specified.

Tests will be held in class during the lecture period as noted in the schedule.

The Final Examination will be a closed book examination, and the topics covered will reflect the content of the whole course.

The civil programme is going through the final accreditation processes in 2021. As such, all assessment items may be copied to use as evidence during the accreditation review.

Changes to assessments may be required due to rapid changes in COVID alert levels. Any changes will be communicated to students through Moodle.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tutorial Assignments
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Lab Report
25 May 2021
12:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Structural Analysis Project
8 Jun 2021
12:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 1
30 Mar 2021
3:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
5. Test 2
18 May 2021
3:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
6. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Lecture notes supplied on Moodle

R.C. Hibbeler. Structural Analysis, ninth edition in SI units (ISBN: 9781292089461)

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Recommended Readings

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Other Resources

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Short videos of lecture topics and tutorial problems are available on Moodle for some of the topics.
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Online Support

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A Moodle site will operate for this paper. Students are expected to use Moodle. All lecture material, notes, model answers, and other course material will only be available on Moodle. Moodle announcements will be used for communicating with the class. Please make sure you have the appropriate notification alerts set to receive course announcements.

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Workload

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As a 15 pts paper, you can be expected to spend 150 hours working on course-related material over the semester. This time is broken up between contact time (schedule time with an instructor) and non-contact time (individual study). A break down of activities and estimated time is broken up below.

Contact Hours:

  • Lectures: 3 hours/week for 12 weeks - 36 hours
  • Tutorials: 1 hour/week for 12 hours - 12 hours
  • Labs: three 2 hour labs - 6 hours
  • Total contact hours = 54

Non-contact hours:

  • Tutorial Problems: Working through tutorial problems each week 3 hours/week for 11 weeks - 33 hours
  • Lab: Analysing lab results and preparing lab write up - 12 hours spread over the semester
  • Analysis Project: 15 hours
  • Test revisions: 10 hours
  • Exams revisions: 25 hours
  • Total non-contact hours = 95 hours
Total combined hours = 149 hours
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGCV212 or ENGMP213 or ENMP213

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENMP313

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