C&ENVENG 3007 - Structural Design III (Steel)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the iterative nature of design and the fundamental principles on which the analyses are based. The course covers the design and analysis of a multi-storey steel and composite braced frame for local and global buckling as well as material failure. Wherever possible, analyses are based on fundamental principles which are globally relevant and are assessed through quizzes and/or exams. The course also includes an open ended design topic, often outside the scope of existing national standards, to develop the students' ability as an engineer and problem solver and which is assessed through the submission of a report. Topics are taken from: steel beams; composite steel and concrete beams; steel columns; design of bolted and welded connections and beam-columns.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 3007
    Course Structural Design III (Steel)
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 2072 and C&ENVENG 2025
    Restrictions Available to BE(Civil & Struct), BE(Architectural) & associated double degree students only
    Assessment may include assignments, design project, final exam and quizzes - details at the beginning of semester
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Mohamed Ali Sadakkathulla

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    No information currently available.

    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Design Code: Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2: Structural Engineering (please refer to the announcement in Myuni for how to procure this book)

    Lecture Slides (Power Point): To be available on MyUni. Printed copies of these slides (6 slides per page) will also be distributed at the beginning of lectures.
    Recommended Resources
    Text Book: Steel Designer’s Handbook, 7th Edition, B. Gorencr, R. Tinyou and A. Syam, UNSW Press, Australia, 2005 (Available in UniBook).
    Online Learning
    Apart from using MyUni for uploading lecture slides (power point) as mention in section 3.1, it will be used for posting homework assignments and their solutions, the details of the group design project and some supporting documents, and some study materials (e.g. assignments, quizzes, question papers) of previous years. MyUni will also be used for communication (email) with students.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The sessions assigned for lectures (Section 1.3) will be used for formal course lectures except one session in week 7 for the quiz. Also one session per week will be used for lectures related to the design project starting from week 8. The session assigned for tutorial (Section 1.3) will be used to help students individually or in small groups for homework assignments, general understanding of theories and solving problems starting from week 3. Moreover, teaching assistance will be available on other days (1 hour per day) for additional consultations.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to 3 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial in a week (Section 1.3), students are expected to spend approximately 5 to 6 hours for studying lecture materials, practice examples and solving homework problems. Students are expected to spend extra hours in last few weeks for the group project.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1 Introduction and Design of Tension Members
    Week 2 Design of Connections – Bolted Joints
    Week 3 Design of Connections – Welded Joints
    Week 4 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Local Buckling
    Week 5 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Local Buckling
    Week 6 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Global Buckling
    Week 7 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Global Buckling
    Week 8 Structural Analysis
    Week 9 Design of Axially Loaded Columns Based on Local and Global Buckling
    Week 10 Design of Beam-Columns
    Week 11 Design of Stiffened and Unstiffened Webs of Beams
    Week 12 Design of Steel Concrete Composite Beams and Slabs
    (The above is a rough indication only; the sequence of lectures will be altered to facilitate the design project and quiz requirements.)
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The assessment will have the following components.
    Homework Assignments 8%
    Quiz (two) 12%
    Group Design Project 30%
    Final Examination 50%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    The final examination marks should be at least 25% of the total marks to pass the course (i.e. you have to pass the final examination separately).
    Assessment Detail
    Homework Assignments – A minimum of 5 homework assignments will be given. The assignment problems will be uploaded on MyUni (usually Friday afternoon) starting from week 2 where the problems will be based on the lecture material taught by that time. The students will get one week time to solve these problems individually. The submission must be made on due date (usually next Friday) before 4.00 pm to the course submission box in front of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Office. The assignments will be marked giving importance to method, answer as well as presentation. The marked assignments will be returned to the students immediately after the marking which will usually take one week time.

    Quiz –There will be two quizzes; details will be announced ASAP. Replacement policy for quizzes missed will also be announced ASAP.

    Design Project – Students have to work in a group of 4 persons (maximum) to design the control tower/watch tower of the Adelaide Airport. A senior consultant from industry will be involved in the design project which will help to give an exposure of professional design practices. Details will be announced ASAP.

    Final Examination – This final examination will be of 3 hours duration which will cover the entire course material. Similar to the quiz, the final examination will be a closed book test but students must bring the Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2: Structural Engineering and they are allowed to bring a single A4 size sheet containing relevant formulae which can be written on both side of the page.(Exact specifications will be announced well before exam)
    Homework Assignments: The due date for submission of an assignment will be mention on the assignment which will be usually Friday. Students must submit their assignments to the course submission box in front of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Office on the due date before 4.00 pm. Any late submissions will be penalised. If someone is late, please don’t submit your assignment to the submission box without informing the lecturer because the submission box will be opened once in a week.

    Design Project:  The due date for submission of the group project (weekly report and final report) will be informed when project problems will be uploaded on MyUni. Students have to submit their group project reports to the course submission box in front of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Office on the due dates before 4.00 pm. The late submission will follow similar procedure as that of home assignments.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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