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Architecture/Structural Form, Engineering without numbers, Slab Design, Influence lines and bridge loads, Seismic demand on buildings, Capacity design, Ductility, Plastic Analysis.
This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to identify appropriate structural systems for buildings, bridges, special structures and calculate design actions for their structural components. The course does not intend to be focused on one particular structural material therefore a broad competence in mechanics of concrete, steel and timber is required.
This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills required to identify appropriate structural systems for buildings, bridges, special structures and calculate design actions for their structural components. The course does not intend to be focused on one particular structural material therefore a broad competence in mechanics of concrete, steel and timber is required.At the conclusion of this course you should be able to: apply concepts and design methods for structural systems as check of advanced numerical modelling or as preliminary design of buildings understand and analyse complex structural systems through the use of simplified analysis methods familiar with the fundamentals of seismic engineering and nonlinear behaviour of structural systems for buildings develop a good understanding of all topics covered and be able to integrate them into design
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Gabriele Granello
Notes:1. You cannot pass this course unless you achieve a mark of at least 40% in each of the mid-semester test and the final exam. A student who narrowly fails to achieve 40% in either the test or exam, but performs very well in the other, may be eligible for a pass in the course.2. All assignments must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. If a student is unable to complete and submit an assignment by the deadline due to personal circumstances beyond their control they should discuss this with the lecturer involved as soon as possible.3. Assignments can be done individually or in pair, unless explicitly stated by the lecturer. If done in pairs, a single submission for marking is required and both students receive the same mark. It is important that both students play an equal role in completing the assessment as the internal assessment is designed to prepare you for the formal assessments.
Allen, Edward, Zalewski, Waclaw. Boston Structures Group;
Form and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures / [under the direction of the] Boston Structures Group;
John Wiley and Sons, 2010.
M.S. Williams, J.D. Todd;
Structures : theory and analysis;
Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.
Paulay, T. , Priestley, M. J. N;
Seismic design of reinforced concrete and masonry buildings;
Robert Park, William L. Gamble;
Reinforced concrete slabs;
Standards New Zealand;
Structural design actions;
Standards New Zealand, 2004.
Course ContentThis course relies on materials previously taught in the second professional year of Civil Engineering. Students should have strong background of basic concepts of solid mechanics, reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures. ENCI335 and ENCI336 are pre-requisites for this course.
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International fee $5,250.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.