Engineering units

University of Tasmania
Engineering Units - 1996


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ACC413 Structural Mechanics 3

Reinforces the understanding of elastic behaviour of statically indeterminate structures acquired in ACC313. In particular, students are given the opportunity to become familiar with dynamic, plastic, and stability analyses. Modern computer methods of analysis of structural systems are also treated extensively. Studies cover moment distribution method for frames with sway; matrix methods of structural analysis; influence lines; plastic behaviour and design; instability of frames; and structural vibrations.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr E Melerski
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs practical work/assignments
prerequisites ACM301 and ACC313
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (80%); practical work and assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
either  Ghali A and Neville AM, Structural Analysis - A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach,  Intext Educational Publishers,
or  Coates RC et al, Structural Analysis,  3rd edn, Van Nostrand Reinhold (Int).

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC414 Stress Analysis

Covers theoretical, experimental and numerical stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies. Topics include stress function formulations and solutions; photo elasticity; finite difference methods; laterally loaded plates; Rayleigh-Ritz formulations; finite element methods; and torsion of thin walled sections. Several major assignments covering a variety of theoretical and experimental problems in stress analysis are presented.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr CG Foster
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs laboratory
prerequisites ACC313
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (50%); assignment (30%); laboratory (20%)
required texts, etc
Timoshenko SP and Goodier JN, Theory of Elasticity,  3rd edn, McGraw-Hill.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC431 Hydraulics

Presents a selection of topics in hydraulics that are of practical importance in the fields of open channel and closed conduit flow. The mode of analysis is always to refer first to the basic principles of the phenomenon, and to introduce such simplifications and, if necessary, empirical coefficients as will enable the prediction of the hydraulic variables of importance. These methods are illustrated with reference to experiments in laboratories and field structures. Studies cover: (a) Open channel flow - advanced backwater analysis, regular and irregular channels; transitions and controls, weirs, spillways; bends in subcritical flow; unsteady flow; approximate and numerical solutions; flood propagation; and (b) Closed conduit flow - velocity distribution and friction factors; pipe networks; computer solutions; (c) Environmental Hydraulics - diffusion processes in channels and estuaries; analytic and numerical solutions to the diffusion equation; dispersion; calculation of pollutant concentrations.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr JS Montes
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs laboratory
prerequisites ACM320
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment final exam (50%); midterm exam (25%); laboratory reports (25%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Wylie B and Streeter V, Hydraulic Transients,  Mcgraw-Hill.

Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC434 Geomechanics 2

Applies principles developed in ACC346 to soil slope stability, foundations of all types and the various categories of earth retaining structures. The emphasis is on practical application. The concept of probability of failure is introduced. Studies cover stability of slopes; pressures exerted by soil masses; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; dam design; statistics and engineering judgement.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr BF Cousins
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs laboratory
prerequisites ACC346 and ACC313
corequisites KEA431
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (80%); laboratory and assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
Whitlow R, Basic Soil Mechanics,  Longmans.
[p/b] Tomlinson MJ, Foundation Design and Construction, Longman.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC445 Traffic and Highway Engineering

Introduces the elements of Traffic and Highway Engineering, and studies in some detail the application of statistical methods in analysing traffic data. Emphasis is placed on principles rather than technology which is always subject to change. Studies cover the principles involved in the design and evaluation of road pavements; vehicle characteristics, collection of traffic data, parametric and non parametric tests applied to traffic engineering problems; headway distributions, gap and delay models, speed and flow relationships, roadway capacity - uninterrupted and interrupted flow; isolated traffic signals, coordinated traffic signals; traffic accidents; environmental problems associated with roads; pavement materials; maintenance strategies; road design standards; geometric design of roads.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr BF Cousins
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs project assignments
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment exam (80%); assignments (20%)
required texts, etc
Underwood RT, The Geometric Design of Roads,  Macmillan.
Ogden KW and Bennett DW, Traffic Engineering Practice,  (supplied by Monash University).

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC446 Environmental Engineering

May be taken by both civil and mechanical engineering students. The unit introduces: environmental control legislation, licensing; Development Proposal and Environmental Management Plan preparation; emission and emission control; and solid waste disposal. The unit gives a grounding in hydrology, water supply and sewerage engineering. It emphasises technology and practice in its field trips, case studies, and project work. Studies cover: (a) Water supply, sewerage and stormwater - collection, treatment and distribution of potable water, the treatment and disposal of waste-water, piped stormwater systems; and includes site visits to major water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant and pumping stations; (b) Hydrology - the hydrologic cycle; elements of meteorology; precipitation and forecasting; evaporation from water surfaces; infiltration; unit hydrographs and the rational runoff equation; flood flows, the Muskingum method; and (c) Environmental Aspects - environmental control legislation; noise pollution & control; atmospheric pollution; solid wastes; environmental impact case study.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr R Camm and Mr S Carter
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 26 lectures, 13 tutorials, 12 hrs project assignments
prerequisites ACM320
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment project work (100%)
required texts, etc
Linsley RK, Kohler MA and Paulhus JWH, Hydrology for Engineers,  McGraw-Hill.
Botkin DB and Keller EA, Environmental Science,  Wiley, 1995.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering with Honours






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ACC447 Civil Engineering Project

Provides a learning experience which draws upon the range of skills developed throughout the course (including research initiative, technical expertise, written and oral reporting skills) to test students' capacity for independence of thought and judgement. Supervision: Each student is assigned, for the duration of the project, an individual supervisor from the academic staff of Faculty; and is required to undertake an individual project, which may involve research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental work, theoretical work, computational studies, simulation and implementation. Honours students enrolled in ACC490 are assigned an individual research and development project; and a typed and bound thesis on the project should be submitted by a date determined by the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying. Pass students are required to submit a project report by a date determined by the Head of Department (normally by the end of teaching in semester 2).

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 72-hour project
prerequisites ACC355, 313 and 315
corequisites ACC454
mutual exclusions
method of assessment individual project report or thesis and the presentation of seminars
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACC454 Engineering Design 3 (Civil)

Develops a broad understanding and appreciation of engineering through a series of ill-defined and problematical tasks, none of which have clear solutions, all of which reflect the reality of engineering problems. Studies cover: (a) Structural and Civil Design - with lectures on aspects of modern design and construction practice in low rise buildings, roads, bridges and tall buildings (including limit states concepts, prestressed concrete, wind models and analysis of tall structures, dynamics, creep and shrinkage in concrete structures etc.); and major design projects in civil engineering which involve multidisciplinary design criteria requiring in-depth knowledge and participation by individuals within project groups; and (b) Hydro Engineering - elementary models of load demand; elements of hydro schemes; cost structure of hydro schemes; dam types and method of design; economics of river diversion; spillways; modern tunnelling methods; and underground openings.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr AJ Beasley, Dr S Guidici
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [20%]
teaching pattern full year - 52 lectures, 104 hrs tutorials/design office
prerequisites ACC355, ACC313 and ACC315 Enrolments will be accepted if students are currently enrolled in ACC313 and ACC315
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment project work
required texts, etc
as for ACC355 and as required plus
Warner RF and Faulkes KA, Prestressed Concrete, 2nd edn, Longman Cheshire.

recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)







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ACC490 Civil Engineering Honours Thesis

Students enrolling for honours are required to work on a project throughout the year, and to prepare and submit a thesis based on this work. The project also meets the requirement of the project component of ACC447, and is presented as part of the department seminar program. .
Course: Bachelor of Engineering (N3A)



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