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CIV4234

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr W H Duan

Synopsis

Coordinate transformation method, minimum potential energy, bifurcation loads, elastic buckling load, free vibration with damping, lumped mass modelling method, natural frequency and vibration mode, basis for FE method such as process of discretisation, element types and boundary conditions.

Assessment

Three projects: 40%
Beam analysis problem and test: 10%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%.
Students must pass both examination and project components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 2 hours computer laboratories, 2 hours practical and 6 hours private study per week.

Prerequisites

CIV3221

Co-requisites

CIV3222