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Unit of study_

CIVL6267: Steel Structures - Adv Analysis and Design

This Unit covers: a) Principles of the design of cold-formed steel structural members, where reference is made to the Australian Standard AS/NZS4600, explaining the underlying theory for its provisions; and b) The behaviour of steel columns under transverse impact loads, where reference is made to design procedures established in the research literature. The objectives are to provide students with advanced knowledge of steel structural design and confidence to apply the underlying principles to solve a wide range of structural steel problems. This Unit will provide students with the following knowledge and skills: An understanding of the basic principles of reliability based design on steel structures; An understanding of the relationship between structural analysis and design provisions; An understanding of the background to the design provisions for cold-formed steel structures; Proficiency in applying the provisions of AS/NZS4600 to columns and beams; An understanding of the behaviour of steel columns under transverse impact; Proficiency in performing structural analyses of steel columns subjected to transverse impact loads. Syllabus Summary: Limit states design philosophy and approaches, Loading standards, Methods of analysis, Interrelationship between analysis and design, Flexural members section and member capacity, Compression members section and member capacity, Plastic collapse mechanisms and Impact resistance, of structural steel members.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code CIVL6267
Unit name Steel Structures - Adv Analysis and Design
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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CIVL5267
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Mike Bambach, mike.bambach@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam Online exam
Online exam via Canvas
30% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Assignment EWM assignment
assignment submitted online to Canvas
10% Week 06 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4
Assignment DSM assignment
assignment submitted online to Canvas
30% Week 09 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4
Assignment Impact assignment
assignment submitted online to Canvas
30% Week 13 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO5
  • Assignments: The assignments will require students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts covered in the lectures and will be submitted online to Canvas
  • Final exam: There is a final exam at the end of semester. The exam is online via Canvas and open book and will require students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts covered in the unit. 

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Distinction

75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Credit

65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Pass

50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Standard.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Effective width design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 02 Effective width design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 03 Effective width design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 04 Effective width design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 05 DSM design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 06 DSM design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 07 DSM design to AS/NZS4600 Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 08 Impacts on steel structures Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO3 LO5
Week 09 Impacts on steel structures Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO3 LO5
Week 10 Impacts on steel structures Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO3 LO5
Week 11 Impacts on steel structures Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO3 LO5
Week 12 Impacts on steel structures Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO3 LO5
Week 13 Exam revision Lecture and tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. understand the relationship between structural analysis and design provisions
  • LO2. understand the background to the design provisions for cold-formed steel structures
  • LO3. understand the behaviour of steel columns under transverse impact
  • LO4. demonstrate proficiency in applying the provisions of AS/NZS4600 to columns and beams
  • LO5. demonstrate proficiency in performing structural analyses of steel columns subjected to transverse impact loads

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No changes have been made since this unit was last offered

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