ENCI436-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Behaviour and Design of Structures 2

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course covers the behaviour and design of structural systems, considering the main structural materials currently used in New Zealand - timber, steel and reinforced concrete structures. The course builds on the basics of member design techniques for steel, reinforced concrete and timber structures, introduced in previous courses, to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for the design of typical structural systems.

This course covers the behaviour and design of structural systems, considering the main structural materials currently used in New Zealand – timber, steel and reinforced concrete (RC). The course builds on the basics of member design techniques for timber, steel, reinforced concrete (RC) structures, introduced in previous courses, to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for the design of typical structural systems for safety, efficiency and reliability.

This course includes three learning modules, each of around one third of the course, that cover the following topics:

Module 1: Behaviour and design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures
Module 2: Behaviour and design of steel structures
Module 3: Behaviour and design of timber structures

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:

1. Design standard reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures for gravity loads and lateral demands.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the non-linear behaviour of reinforced concrete, steel and timber structures subject to lateral demands.
3. Evaluate and identify best-practice detailing for typical reinforced concrete, steel and timber elements and connections for the resistance of gravity and seismic actions.
4. Design composite structural members to resist effectively gravity loading.
5. Describe and evaluate critically the characteristics of typical building materials, including effects of moisture, durability, and long-term loading.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

ENCI425, ENCI426, ENCI427

Co-requisites

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab
20 Feb - 19 Mar
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab
20 Feb - 19 Mar
Computer Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E212 Civil Computer Lab
20 Mar - 26 Mar
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
20 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
20 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Gregory MacRae

Lecturers

Minghao Li and Santiago Pujol Llano

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments 20%
In-Lecture Quizzes 5%
RC Test 25%
Steel Test 25%
Timber Test 25%


The assessment will consist of three tests (one per module), a series of assignments, and six random quizzes.

Tests 1 and 2 will occur at the ends of the corresponding modules (RC and Steel). The last test will occur during the end-of-semester exam period and cover Module 3 (Timber).  Students missing the test on any module for a valid reason should inform the lecturer and provide supporting information (such as a medical certificate). Such students may be permitted to take a replacement test on the module as a substitute.

There will be six in-lecture quizzes. Students are required to take at least five quizzes, with no penalty applied for missing the remaining (sixth) quiz.

Assessments are to be completed on time. Otherwise, they will receive no grade except under documented exonerating circumstances (according to departmental policies). From the nine assignments, only the grades from seven will be considered as part of the final grade. These will be for the tests with the greatest percentage grades.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Standards New Zealand; Steel structures standard ; Standards New Zealand, 1997.

Recommended Reading

Buchanan, Andrew Hamilton , New Zealand Timber Industry Federation; Timber design guide ; 3rd ed; New Zealand Timber Industry Federation, 2007.

Bull, D. K. (Des K.) Brunsdon, David,; The Red book, Examples of concrete structural design to New Zealand Standard 3101 ; Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand, 2008.

Gorenc, B. , Syam, A., Tinyou, R; Steel designers handbook ; 7th ed; UNSW Press, 2005.

Moehle, Jack P; Seismic design of reinforced concrete buildings ; McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

Sozen, Mete A. , Ichinose, Toshikatsu., Pujol, Santiago; Principles of reinforced concrete design ; CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.

Standards Association of Australia. , Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee TM-001, Timber Structures; Timber structures ; Third edition, incorporating amendment nos 1, 2 and 3; Standards Australia, 2010.

Standards New Zealand; Timber framed buildings : NZS 3604:1999 ; Standards New Zealand, 1999.

Recommended:

NZS/AS 1720.1 Timber structures design methods

The Standards NZ Online database may be used to access all NZ standards:
- Access via the library - UC Databases > Databases S, or
- at https://go.openathens.net/redirector/canterbury.ac.nz?url=http://shop.standards.co.nz/IPCheck/login.jsp

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,328.00

International fee $11,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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