Study how a solid structure secures the function and integrity of buildings. Learn the structural principles of construction and identify best practice. Recognise the relationship between structure and force. Design a structure and assess stability.
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- 26 May 2019
- 24 Nov 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify the principles of basic structural mechanics
- apply core principles of basic structural mechanics to prepare a simple structural design
- analyse the stability of a simple structural design
- select appropriate forms of structural design that meet the best practice requirements.
- Introduction to Basic Structural Principles
- Shape of Structural Components
- Behaviour and Properties of Materials
- Equations of Statistics, Movements and Basic Trigonometry
- Force Systems
- Pin Jointed Structures
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this subject, students will be introduced to basic structural mechanics, geo-mechanics, and loadings on buildings. Students will develop an understanding of the design of foundations and basic structural elements.
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- Test (20%)
- Case Study (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)