ENCN213-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Structural Design Studio

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

Loads and load paths in buildings and bridges. Design calculations for timber and steel structures. Engineering drawing. Construction and testing of simple structures.

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the principles of structural design process. The course is designed focused and uses most of the technical knowledge learnt in previous courses. At the end of the course, you will be able to design timber structures in a simplified manner. The course consists of two design projects: a low-rise timber building to be designed in weekly steps and a simplified bridge design which includes concept, detailed design, construction, and testing.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

    For term 3 (building design)
  • LO1: Explain the limit-state design approach, including serviceability and ultimate limit states as it applies to typical structures. (UC graduate attributes: EII2, EII3) (WA graduate attributes: WA1, WA10)
  • LO2: Quantify typical vertical and horizontal loads acting on building structures, including identification of reliable load paths through structural systems and critical design actions. (UC graduate attributes: EII2, EII3, EII4) (WA graduate attributes: WA1, WA2).
  • LO3: Describe the basis of the load resistance factored design (LRFD) approach for structures and apply this for the design of structures subject to simple load cases (UC graduate attributes: EII2, EII3, GA3, CE3) (Washington Accord graduate attribute: WA1, WA10)
  • LO4: Be able to apply the principles of mechanics to calculate the resistance of typical timber sections, members and systems subject to simple load cases (UC graduate attributes: EII2, EII3, EII4) (WA graduate attributes: WA1, WA2).


    For term 4 (bridge design)

  • LO1 Generating design concepts of bridges by evaluating multiple aspects such as aesthetics, historical context, structural performance, material usage, sustainability (UC Graduate attributes: EII, BCC, GA, CE; Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA2, WA3, WA8).
  • LO2: Analysing the structural behaviour of bridges when subjected to loading by using the influence lines method (UC Graduate attributes: EII, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA1, WA2, WA3).
  • LO3 Building and testing a small-scale model of a bridge to evaluate the overall global stability and performance (UC Graduate attributes: EEI, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA4, WA9, WA8).
  • LO4 Analysing, comparing and selecting the materials and connections to be used in the bridge (UC Graduate attributes: EEI, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA2, WA3, WA8).
  • LO5 Designing and analysing through engineering calculations the key structural elements of the bridge (UC Graduate attributes: EII, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA2, WA3, WA8).
  • LO6 Redacting a full detailed design report including structural drawings (UC Graduate attributes: EII, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA8, WA9).
  • LO7 Planning, explaining and performing the bridge construction and management (UC Graduate attributes: EII, Washington Accord graduate attributes: WA8, WA9, WA10).
  • LO8 Testing the bridge and validate the detailed design (UC Graduate attributes: EEI, Washington Accord graduate attributes:WA4, WA7).

    The bridge design project will be carried out in groups of 6 students, while the building design project is split in several weekly individual assignments. Both the bridge and the building are to be designed using timber or wood-based products as the main structural material and comprise of laboratory sessions.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Restrictions

ENCI211

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
03 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
04 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
05 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
07 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
08 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
09 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
10 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
11 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
12 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 25 Sep - 1 Oct
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 17:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
03 Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
05 Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 12:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 17:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
03 Friday 08:00 - 12:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
04 Friday 13:00 - 17:00 - 9 Oct - 15 Oct
05 Monday 08:00 - 12:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
06 Monday 13:00 - 17:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
Lab D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
03 Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
05 Thursday 08:00 - 12:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
06 Thursday 13:00 - 17:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
Lab E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 - 16 Oct - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Rehua 009 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 8 Oct
02 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 005 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 8 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
02 Friday 18:30 - 20:30 A3 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug

Course Coordinator

Giuseppe Loporcaro

Lecturer

Tim Sullivan

Tutors

Kieran Haymes and Claire Dong

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group assignments 17%
Individual assignments 18%
final exam 30%
test 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,269.00

International fee $5,989.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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