University of Queensland
Area of Study
Taught In English
ENGG1400 and (MATH1051 or MATH1071) and (MATH1052 or MATH1072)
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Analysis of statically determinate structures. Section properties, principal axes & Mohr's circle, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of circular shafts. Shear stresses in solid & thin-walled sections. Stress-strain in 2D. Deflection in beams, double integration, moment-area & unit-load methods. Deflection in truss & frame structures. Influence lines. Column & beam buckling.
This course introduces students to some fundamental aspects of the mechanics of structures. The course content provides a basis on which advanced analysis and design skills are developed in later semesters. The course uses a lecture-tutorial teaching format (3L+1T per week). Attendance of these lectures and tutorials is essential for mastering the concepts and techniques that will be introduced throughout this course. An optional weekly contact hour is also scheduled to provide additional help to students.
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
1 Analytical: Competently use fundamental theory and analysis techniques to identify and solve problems in structural mechanics.
2 Conceptual: Understand the concepts of stress and strain, analysis techniques including virtual work and energy methods, and aspects of bending, torsion, deflection and stability.
3 Critical Thinking: Develop insight into the behaviour of structural elements under a range of load actions.
3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.