Theory of Structures 2

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theory of Structures 2

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Content covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course covers advanced methods of analysis for structural systems. Topics include introduction to the force method, displacement (stiffness) method, slope-deflection and moment distribution. The stiffness method is then expanded upon to include derivation of structure stiffness matrices by the deformation approach. Influence lines are described and reviewed. Students are introduced to plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    1. Understand principles of structural analysis
    2. Understand advanced structural analysis utilising structure stiffness matrices
    3. Understand plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.
    4. Competent user of structural analysis software
    5. Apply sound techniques to the analysis of complex structures and discuss relevant outcomes with respect to design, sustainability and community expectations.
    CONTENT
    Advanced methods of analysis for structural systems:
    Force method.
    Displacement (stiffness) method.
    Slope-deflection and moment distribution.
    Derivation of structure stiffness matrices by the deformation approach.
    Influence lines.
    Plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.