Engineering units

University of Tasmania
Engineering Units - 1996


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ACC313 Structural Mechanics 2

Introduces classical techniques of structural analysis of statically indeterminate bar structures. Studies cover strain and complementary energy; virtual work; energy theorems; elastic deflections; elastic analysis of plane, statically indeterminate structures; plane state of stress and strain; strain measurements; thick cylinders; combined stresses and yield criteria for metals; unsymmetrical bending; bending of curved beams; columns and beam-columns.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr E Melerski
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [9%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 laboratory and assignments
prerequisites contact the department for details
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exams (80%); practical work (20%)
required texts, etc
either  Ghali A and Neville AM, Structural Analysis - A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach,  Intext Educational Publishers,
or  Coates RC, Coutre MG and Kong FK, Structural Analysis,  3rd edn, Van Nostrand Reinhold.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACC315 Composite Structures (Civil)

Consists of lectures on: (a) Concrete technology, concrete mix design; ultimate strength of concrete beams and columns; deflections, moment curvature, creep and shrinkage of concrete members; analysis and design of slabs, composite slabs and beams; working stress and ultimate strength of prestressed concrete beams; partial prestressing concepts; and (b) Composite materials and particle and fibre reinforced, structural composites; and (c) Project work, which consists of compulsory laboratory and tutorial assignments.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr AJ Beasley, Dr V Karri
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [9%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 26 lectures, 25 hours tutorial/laboratory
prerequisites contact the department for details
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (70%); laboratory (20%); tutorial assignments (10%)
required texts, etc
Warner RF, Rangan BV and Hall AS, Reinforced Concrete,  3rd edn, Longman Cheshire.
Warner RF and Faulkes KA, Prestressed Concrete,  2nd edn, Longman Cheshire.
Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students - Structural Engineering,  SAA HB2.2 1991.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACC346 Geomechanics 1

Discusses in some detail, the properties of soils relevant to civil engineers, and develops the basic principles and laws used in soil and rock mechanics. Students should develop a clear understanding of Terzaghi's effective stress concept for both static and steady state flow conditions and a firm knowledge of the stress-strain and shear strength characteristics of soil. Studies cover the nature of soils and soil particles; soil classification systems; compaction of soils; concept of pore pressure and effective stress; shrinkage and expansion of soils; flow of water through soils; stresses within a soil mass; stress-strain behaviour and shear strength of soils; consolidation of soil; site investigation.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr BF Cousins
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [9% (BSc 3pts)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 laboratory
prerequisites contact the department for details
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (80%); laboratory and assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
Cernica JN, Geotechnical Engineering Soil Mechanics,  John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
[p/b] Sutton BHC, Solving Problems in Soil Mechanics,  Longmans.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)






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ACC355 Engineering Design 2 (Civil)

Familiarises students with design practice in structural engineering by confronting them with a variety of creative structural engineering problems for which codes of practice rather than empirical formulations are employed to obtain realistic engineering solutions. The unit involves several major design projects in steel, concrete, composite and timber construction. Some experimental design in the form of model testing is prescribed. Students are introduced to and expected to use computer-aided design and drawing facilities in these projects. Lectures cover practical aspects of the design of structural members, frames and connections and are supported by weekly tutorial exercises, and supervised design sessions.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr AJ Beasley
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [19.7%]
teaching pattern full year - 52 lectures, 104 hours tutorial/design office
prerequisites contact the department for details
corequisites ACM301 and ACC313
mutual exclusions
method of assessment continuous assessment by project work
required texts, etc
Trahair NS and Bradford MA, The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures,  2nd edn, Chapman & Hall.
Warner RF, Rangan BV and Hall AS, Reinforced Concrete,  3rd edn, Longman Cheshire.
Design Capacity Tables AISC Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students - Structural Engineering,  SAA HB2.2 1991.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACC362 Project Management and Organisation

Gives students an explanation of the techniques of project management. Students learn how to optimise the outcomes of projects in terms of time, cost and specification (quality). Topics include project planning and implementation, cost systems, programming, cash flow analysis and budgeting, environmental impact statements, contract administration, and lifecycle costing. The unit also describes the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations. Topics include inter- and intrapersonal skills, leadership, organisational culture, conflict resolution, change, the human relations movement and modern management.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr TV Burbury, Dr AJ Beasley
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [4.5% (BSurv 5%, BSc 1.6pts)]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 13 lectures, 7 tutorials, 9 hrs projects
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2 assignments, 1 involving case study
required texts, etc
Meredith JR, Project Management,  Wiley, 1989.
Lloyd BE, The Organisation of Engineering Work,  Macmillan, Melbourne, 1979.
Samson E (ed), Management for Engineers,  Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1989.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science Schedule (S3G)
Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Technology) (N3F)
Bachelor of Surveying (N3D)
Graduate Diploma of Science



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