This unit introduces limit states design concepts followed by analytical and design techniques for steel and timber structures and members. It builds on the material covered in the statics and structural analysis units from years 1 and 2.
The unit is an introduction to steel and timber structure design to Australian design Standards. The aim is to prepare students the necessary the knowledge and skills to design, construct and supervise structural engineering projects.
|Unit name||Steel and Timber Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Professor Andrew Chan|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Determine the capacity of structural elements through applying structural grades and Australian steel and timber design rules.
- Design simple steel and timber elements with simple design actions imposed on them.
- Design load carrying capacity of small steel or timber structures under given loading conditions according to Australian Standards.
- Cooperate at a sub-professional level within a small group environment.
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2 x 90 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 4 x 3hr practicals
|Assessment||Steel and Timber Quizzes and Tests (30%)|Steel Design Project (Group Project) (35%)|Timber Design Project (Group Project) (35%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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