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This course covers advanced topics on discrete linear and nonlinear models of structures, and matrix structural analysis techniques for simulating deformations and internal forces induced in structures under the action of static and dynamic loads. The course develops students' knowledge and skills in analysis methods used by technical experts and researchers, and provides foundational knowledge in Finite Element Analysis and Nonlinear Structural Analysis.
This course covers advanced topics related to the development of discrete linear and nonlinearmodels of structural systems, and the application of matrix structural analysis techniques tonumerically simulate the deformations and internal forces induced in them under the action ofstatic and dynamic loads.The material covered in this course builds on introductory analysis and systems conceptscovered in ENCI 335: Structural Analysis and Systems 1. This course will provide advancedtechnical knowledge needed by practising structural and geotechnical engineers, and alsodevelop the foundational knowledge required for more advanced postgraduate level courses inFinite Element Analysis and Nonlinear Structural Analysis, among others."
EMTH210, ENCI199, ENCN201, ENCN213, ENCN221, ENCN231, ENCN242, ENCN253, ENCN261, ENCN281, ENCI335, ENCI336
Students must attend one activity from each section.
• To pass the course, students must score at least 40% in both the mid-semester test and the final exam. Students who score between 30-40% in either the test or the exam may be considered for a pass grade if the average of their test and exam scores is 50% or above.• Students may work in pairs on the assignments and submit one solution, for which both students will receive the same score.• All assignments must be submitted in the drop box designated for the course.• All students are given a total allowance of two late days for the entire course, which they may use for the submission of assignments. Late submission of assignments must be made directly to the teaching assistant, instead of the drop box.• Students may apply for special consideration only if they have written the mid-semester test, the final exam, or both. Additional information on applying for special consideration can be found at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/.• Students repeating the course are required to complete all the assessment components."
Chopra, Anil K;
Dynamics of structures : theory and applications to earthquake engineering;
Prentice Hall, 2012 (Paper copies available for 3 hour loan from Eng Library).
Logan, Daryl L;
A first course in the finite element method;
Cengage Learning, 2017 (Paper copy available for 3 hour loan from Eng library).
Theory of elastic stability;
William McGuire, Richard H. Gallagher, Ronald D. Ziemian;
Matrix Structural Analysis;
John Wiley, 2000 (Free digital copy available from Bucknell Digital Commons).
The Matlab-based structural analysis software Mastan2 will be used throughout this course. It can be downloaded for free from http://www.mastan2.com/. We recommend downloading Version 1 of the software that works in conjunction with a pre-installed copy of Matlab.
Domestic fee $1,102.00
International fee $5,500.00
* 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.