1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
3 x 2-hour workshops per semester
1 of ENGR1732, PHYS1101, PHYS1205
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8862 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
ENGR2741 Mechanics and Structures
Topic description
This topic provides students with an understanding of stuctural principles for analysis and design. The topics included are: Internal member forces (SFD and BMD), composite bending with transformed sections, deflections of beams, global buckling of slender columns, design of steel beams, concrete mix design, design of standards (e.g., AS3600, AS4100, AS1170), analysis of statically indeterminate structures, stress transformations including Mohr's circle.
Educational aims
Structural engineering deals with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. All civil engineers must understand the range of tools, materials and techniques available for constructing structures. This is the first of two topics dealing with these issues and focuses mainly on steel and timber construction.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the behaviour of structural beams under flexural loads
  2. Perform fundamental designs of steel beams
  3. Determine buckling loads in slender steel columns
  4. Perform concrete mix designs
  5. Perform fundamental designs of reinforced concrete beams
  6. Be familiar with Australian Standards relevant to all aspects of structural engineering
  7. Determine internal force distribution for statically indeterminate structures
  8. Perform stress transformations