ENG469 Structural Analysis

The unit provides an understanding of the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structural systems, and structural behaviour under load. Material within this unit includes:

  • Energy Concepts
  • Introduction to Virtual Work
  • Deflection of Statically Determinate Frameworks
  • Forces in Statically Indeterminate Frameworks
  • Strain Energy and Complementary Energy
  • Portal Frames & Arches
  • Asymmetric Bending
  • Combined Bending and Axial Force
  • Middle Third and Middle Quarter Rules
  • Strut Theory
  • Euler Loads
  • Perry Robertson Formula
  • Southwell Plot; Shear Centre
  • Torsion of Non-Circular Cross-Sections
  • Rolling Loads
  • Influence Lines
  • Introduction to Computer Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Introduction to Limit State Design Loads using Australian Standards

This unit is reliant on on-line materials. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.

Students studying in external mode must attend residential activity at the Casuarina Campus during the mid-semester break. More information about residentials can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/engit/residentials.html

Unit Description


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