Theory of Structures 2
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
PrerequisitesContent covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe 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 OUTCOMES1. Understand principles of structural analysis2. Understand advanced structural analysis utilising structure stiffness matrices3. Understand plastic theory of structures and bounding theorems.4. Competent user of structural analysis software5. Apply sound techniques to the analysis of complex structures and discuss relevant outcomes with respect to design, sustainability and community expectations.CONTENTAdvanced 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.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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