ENCI437-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Structural Analysis and Systems 2

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

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 nonlinear
models of structural systems, and the application of matrix structural analysis techniques to
numerically simulate the deformations and internal forces induced in them under the action of
static and dynamic loads.

The material covered in this course builds on introductory analysis and systems concepts
covered in ENCI 335: Structural Analysis and Systems 1. This course will provide advanced
technical knowledge needed by practising structural and geotechnical engineers, and also
develop the foundational knowledge required for more advanced postgraduate level courses in
Finite Element Analysis and Nonlinear Structural Analysis, among others."

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

ENCI423

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
F3 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 - (21/4-26/5)
Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre (18/2-24/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 - (24/4-29/5)
E5 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:00 - 21:00 27 Apr - 3 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Reagan Chandramohan

Lecturer

Chin-Long Lee

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments 22%
final exam 40%
Mid Semester test 38%


•  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."

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Chopra, Anil K; Dynamics of structures : theory and applications to earthquake engineering; 4th ed; Prentice Hall, 2012 (Paper copies available for 3 hour loan from Eng Library).

Logan, Daryl L; A first course in the finite element method; Sixth edition; Cengage Learning, 2017 (Paper copy available for 3 hour loan from Eng library).

Timoshenko, Stephen; Theory of elastic stability; 2d ed.; McGraw-Hill, 1961.

William McGuire, Richard H. Gallagher, Ronald D. Ziemian; Matrix Structural Analysis; 2nd; 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.

Indicative Fees

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.

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