This unit familiarises students with steel and timber materials technology, and the analysis and design of steel and timber structures. Students are introduced to the Australian Standards for Structural Design. There are design tasks and assignments, supported by weekly tutorial exercises, that explore detailed engineering requirements of structure, frame and element design. Students are also expected to use computer-aided design facilities and structural analysis applications for documentation of projects.
|Unit name||Steel and Timber Structures|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Professor Andrew Chan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Determine the capacity of basic steel and timber structural members using the principles of solid mechanics and Australian Standards
- Design steel and timber members and their connections for strength and serviceability using Australian Standards
- Optimise steel and timber structures by applying new developments and techniques in steel and timber structures
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PrerequisitesENG103 or KAA110
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ENG321
2 x 90 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 4 x 3hr practicals
|Assessment||Steel Design Project (35%)|Steel and Timber Quizzes and Tests (30%)|Timber Design 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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