ENEC13017 - Advanced Structural Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will learn analysis of indeterminate structures and the implications this has for structural analysis. You will also determine reactions, internal forces, and displacements of structures and analyse truss and beams with moving loads. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the structural analysis using the matrix method and you will use commercially available software to analyse structures.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: ENEG11006 Engineering Statics and ENEC12012 Stress Analysis

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Online Test 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.38% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Great detail and explanation was given in every lecture/tutorial which made the unit content easier to understand.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
This practice was continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecture supplement provided at the start of the unit was great and very useful.
Recommendation
I will revise and provide a lecture supplement for this unit.
Action Taken
Annotated lecture notes were provided to students.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The delivery is methodical and straight to the point.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
This practice was continued.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Quick response to Q&A.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
This was taken into consideration.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Although SpaceGass software was not taught during lectures, there was an assessment item on using this package.
Recommendation
SpaceGass software is covered in a previous unit (ENEC13015 in T1) and it is expected that students are familiar with this software. Furthermore, I have provided the students with plenty of available resources to get them started with this structural analysis software.
Action Taken
SpaceGass training was provided.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The number of tutorials, additional video training and example workings were great.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
There were too many assessments for a 6pc unit.
Recommendation
The number of assessments will be reduced. More feedback will be provided to students to increase the students satisfaction with the assessment feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The concepts are very interesting and the way the unit is broken up into blocks is logical.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Conduct structural idealisation of practical structures
  2. Analyse statically indeterminate structures to determine support reactions, internal forces, and nodal displacements
  3. Solve structural analysis problems using software packages
  4. Analyse indeterminate structure using the direct stiffness method
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 3N 4N )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 4N )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 3N 4N )
Intermediate
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3I 4I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 4I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 1N 2I )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5I )
Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 4A )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2I 3A 4A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools, and resources. (LO: 3A 4A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Test