MG5032 – Basic Structures

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Module code
MG5032
Module title
Basic Structures
Prescription
To analyse structural elements and simple structures.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Calculate stresses caused by axial forces, shear forces and bending moments
2. Analyse simple structural elements and -structures
3. Evaluate the range of common structural loadings and their effect on structures
Content
• Direct stress and strain, elastic behaviour and characteristics, idealised stress/strain relationship for plastic behaviour, stress and strain associated with temperature, creep and shrinkage, bending stress, shear stress, torsional stress, combined stresses
• Analysis of statically determinate beams, pin-jointed trusses, columns
• Permanent actions, imposed actions, load factors, load combinations, actions on floors, actions on horizontal and sloping roofs, application of AS/NZ 1170.0 and AS/NZ 1170.1