Structural Engineering 2
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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. Elastic and inelastic methods of analysis will include energy methods, displacement methods, force and stiffness methods.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Accurately generate gravity and lateral loads for model structure utilising geometric structural layout, building materials, and geographical conditions
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 and determine appropriate design loads.Linked to the following assessments:• Tutorial Assignments (1)• Test 1 (3)• Exam (5)
Correctly analyse statically indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames using energy and force 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.Linked to the following assessments:• Tutorial Assignments (1)• Test 1 (3)• Exam (5)
Correctly analyse statically indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames using displacement methods (slope deflection, moment distribution, and matrix stiffness)
WA1: Engineering Knowledge and WA2: Problem Analysis. Analyse a structure using the structural analysis methods covered to determine internal forces, support reactions, and nodal deflections and rotations.
WA5: Modern Tools. Use software analysis to compare hand calculations and discuss limitations.Linked to the following assessments:• Tutorial Assignments (1)• Test 2 (4)• Exam (5)
Utilise non-linear analysis methods to predict and validate failure loads in structures
WA1: Engineering knowledge and WA2: Problem Analysis, use principles of nonlinear analysis to evaluate structures exhibiting geometric or elastic nonlinearity.
WA 4: Investigation. Experimentally assess how structural behaviour varies between linear and non-linear performanceLinked to the following assessments:• Tutorial Assignments (1)• Lab Notebook (2)• Exam (5)
Experimentally assess simple statically determinate and indeterminate structures and theorise the critical loads.
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 notebook clearly outlining lab experimental results, data analysis, and conclusion.Linked to the following assessments:• Lab Notebook (2)
Internal assessment will consist of two tests, tutorial assignments, a lab workbook.
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.
Changes to assessments may be required due to rapid changes in COVID alert levels. Any changes will be communicated to students through Moodle.
Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), to opt out.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Tutorial Assignments||
|2. Lab Notebook||
2 Jun 2022
|3. Test 1||
5 Apr 2022
|4. Test 2||
24 May 2022
Required and Recommended Readings*
Lecture notes supplied on Moodle
R.C. Hibbeler. Structural Analysis, ninth edition in SI units (ISBN: 9781292089461)
- Most lecture topics and tutorial problems will be adapted from this text
- etext available: http://www.pearsoned.co.nz/9781292164359
- Online access to this text is available through the Waikato University Library. https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.waikato.ac.nz/lib/waikato/detail.action?docID=5176321
Lecture notes available through Waikato Print
Megson Structural and Stress Analysis - online access through the library
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.
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 breakdown of activities and estimated time is broken up below.
|Lectures||1||three times a week||36|
|Tutorials||1||Once a week||12|
|Lab analysis and write up||12||12|
|Test Revisions||15||2 tests||30|
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: ENGCV212 or ENGMP213