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Area/Catalogue
CIVE 4036

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106020

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To develop in-depth understanding of dynamic behaviour and design of structures subject to earthquakes. To develop student’s analysis and design skills in masonry structures. To introduce students to computer packages commonly used in earthquake analysis.

Course content

Design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry structures for compression, bending and combined actions.
Nature and origin of earthquake activity and its consequences on structures. Seismic design and assessment of structures. Concepts of ductility. Design of structures for earthquakes through selection of appropriate load carrying systems, member design and structural detailing, applied to steel, reinforced concrete and masonry structures.
Assessment of seismic capacity of existing structures including identification of vulnerable components. Methods and techniques of seismic retrofitting for vulnerable structures.
Use of relevant design codes of practice in earthquake loads and masonry structures.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
CIVE 3013 Steel and Timber Design
CIVE 3011 Structural Analysis

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Project N/A 45% N/A
Assignment calculation based 15% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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