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ENEC13017 - Advanced Structural Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will analyse determinacy and stability, 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 fundamentals of finite element method and use commercially available software to analyse structures.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 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. Written Assessment 13%
2. Written Assessment 13%
3. Written Assessment 12%
4. Written Assessment 12%
5. Examination 50%

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

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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
Generally students feedback is very positive, the students thought the unit was very well structured and the concepts well explained.
Recommendation
The standard in this unit will be upheld.
Action Taken
I have maintained the standard in this unit and most of the students found the unit very useful, yet challenging.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The assessment items were clear and marked very quickly. Being able to run through the assignment solution immediately after submission was very helpful.
Recommendation
The practice of solving the assignments in the tutorial sessions immediately after submission due date will continue.
Action Taken
I solved each assignment immediately after the submission due date and provided a full solution on Moodle.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
There was some concern regarding the amount of work and time required for this unit.
Recommendation
The time and work needed for this unit are consistent with a 3rd year engineering unit.
Action Taken
It is an advanced unit and students are expected to work hard and consistent throughout the term.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
The delivery is methodical and straight to the point.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Quick response to Q&A.
Recommendation
This practice will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Conduct structural idealisation, static and kinematic indeterminacy and the duality of flexibility and stiffness for practical structures
  2. Analyse statically indeterminate structures to determine support reactions, internal forces and nodal displacements
  3. Solve structural analysis problems using software packages by applying finite element method
  4. Conduct plastic collapse analysis, lower and upper bound solutions for practical structures
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Examination
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
7 - Cross Cultural 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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Examination