CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300732

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Description This unit introduces students to the aspects of structural analysis of trusses, beams and frames. It covers the first-order elastic analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. This course aims to teach students to master basic skills in structural analysis as well as skills in using computer software to analyse complex structures.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Structural Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CIVL 2007

Equivalent Subjects CIVL 3015 - Structural Analysis

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. analyse statically indeterminate structures using force and displacement methods (including slope deflection and moment distribution methods)
  2. analyse trusses, beams and frames to obtain internal forces and displacements using the matrix method
  3. operate current structural analysis software packages

Subject Content

Slope-deflection method for beam and frame analysis
Moment distribution method for beam and frame analysis
Matrix method for truss analysis
Matrix method for beam analysis
Matrix method for frame analysis
Introduction to second-order analysis of structures


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quizzes 30 mins for tutorial quiz and 50 mins for practical quiz 30 N Individual
Tutorial and practical submissions Tutorial and Practical Solutions 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours, closed book 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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