This subject provides students from non-engineering backgrounds with a basic understanding of building structures and soil mechanics. Fundamental concepts of structural engineering such as calculation of forces and reactions, resolution of forces in frames, bending moments and shear forces are introduced. Structural connections are detailed. Different ground conditions are identified and the characteristics of various foundation materials are examined. The design and adequacy of various footing systems in different materials are investigated.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Understand the loads that impact on structures and be able to do simple calculations to show how these are resisted by structural elements.
2. Understand the properties of different foundation materials and be able to design simple footings and retaining walls to suit.
3. Understand the basis of the structural design of concrete, steel and timber elements and be able to do simple calculations relating to the design of such elements.
4. Understand how trusses perform and be able to perform basic calculations to discover the forces within truss elements.
5. Be able to determine bracing requirements for residential buildings.
6. Understand how multi-storey buildings behave structurally.
7. Have some knowledge of the structural behaviour of other materials such as glass, bricks and prestressed concrete.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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