UWA Handbook 2014

Unit details

CIVL4111 Design of Structural Systems [UG, PG]

Credit 6 points
Availability not available in 2014 (see Timetable)
Content The first part of this unit includes evaluation of primary load cases and load combinations, structural analysis, design of connections, plastic analysis design, steel truss structure design, and steel portal frame design, etc. The second part is mainly on prestressed concrete design which consists of prestressed concrete beam in bending, load balancing and deflections, post cracking performance of beams, ultimate bending and shear strength, estimation of prestress losses, design of anchorages, multi-span prestressed beams and flat slabs, and deflection and cracking of beams and slabs.
Outcomes Students gain exposure to the design of integrated steel structural systems, for example, steel trusses and portal frames. The entire design procedure of the steel structural systems is covered by the unit so that students are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills of structural system designs. Students also gain knowledge on prestressed concrete analysis and design which is particularly important in constructions for crack and deflection control of structures.
Assessment This comprises a design project of steel portal frame (20 per cent), a mid-semester examination on steel structure design (40 per cent) and a final examination on prestressed concrete design (40 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete the course.
Location UWA (Crawley)
Mode on-campus
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: CIVL3110 Structural Analysis, CIVL3111 Structural Steel Design, CIVL3112 Structural Concrete Design or equivalent
Contact hours 78 (lectures: 39 hrs; tutorials: 39 hrs)
Note This unit is no longer offered. Refer to the ECM study guides.

Australian Standards HB 2.2-2004 Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2, Structural Engineering: Standards Australia Int. 2004

Warner, R. F. et al. Concrete Structures: Longman 1998


Woolcock, S. T. et al. Design of Portal Frame Buildings, 3rd edn: AISC 1999

Gorenc, B. et al. Steel Designers' Handbook, 7th edn: UNSW Press 2005

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