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CIVL5277: Structural Rehabilitation and Timber Design

This course will provide students broader knowledge in timber design and structural rehabilitation. In the first section of the subject, students will learn the engineering properties of timber and requirements to be met for specification of the design, installation and maintenance of timber structures. It includes grading and structural properties; design actions; design of timber columns, beams, tension members and connections; principles of limit state design and serviceability; methods of testing; quality standards and maintenance of timber structures based on AS 1720. 1-2010 timber structures-design methods, and AS NZS 4063. 1-2010 characterization of structural timber-test methods. The second part covers monitoring, rehabilitation and strengthening techniques of existing structures (concrete/steel/timber/masonry). Students will be introduced to structural inspection and evaluation; durability and deterioration; destructive and non-destructive testing; and design of strengthening systems including advanced fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, epoxy injection, steel plate bonding, and post tensioning according to relevant Australian, ACI and European guidelines.

Code CIVL5277
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(CIVL2201 AND CIVL3205 AND CIVL3206) OR (CIVL9201 AND CIVL9205 AND CIVL9206)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate written, oral and graphical communication skills at professional engineering standard including capacity to debate, negotiate, justify an engineering position
  • LO2. Manage mature team relationships through inclusive work practices, respecting cultural diversity
  • LO3. Communicate about complex issues with novices, address team issues through conflict resolution and use a network to connect with others
  • LO4. Evaluate & synthesise a wide range of resources demonstrating research skills & ability to work across disciplines
  • LO5. Apply available strengthening standards/guidelines
  • LO6. Understand the engineering design process of timber structures based on principles of limit state and serviceability
  • LO7. Design a strengthening scheme for concrete, steel, and timber structures
  • LO8. Understand the basics on structural inspection and assessment
  • LO9. Relate the knowledge of timber and strengthening design to practical design problems in a problem-based learning environment
  • LO10. Understand the advantages of using timber as construction material
  • LO11. Identify and analyse suitable strengthening techniques for a specific structural condition
  • LO12. Competently addresses complex problems requiring interdisciplinary knowledge, under some supervision
  • LO13. Have a sound knowledge of AS 1720.1-2010 timber structures-design methods, and AS NZS 4063.1-2010 characterization of structural timber-test methods.