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49134 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

6cp; 3hpw or block attendance; availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Postgraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to the concepts and techniques of structural dynamics and their applications in the design and analysis of civil structures affected by dynamical loading such as earthquakes, strong winds and operational dynamic loads. In completion of the subject, students are expected to develop: (i) an understanding of the nature of dynamic (time varying) loads, with particular emphasis on earthquake loads and influence of such loads on the behaviours of the structures, (ii) the ability to assess the response of civil engineering structures to such loads, taking into account load-structure interaction, (iii) structural design approaches satisfying both strength and serviceability requirements of Australian Standards, and (iv) concepts and practices in mitigating the hazards due to such loads or utilising some effects of these loads to assess conditions of the structures.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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