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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.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Prof X-L Zhao, Dr Barry Bai


Loads and load paths for multi-storey structures, including the action of core walls. Design of composite steel-concrete floor systems. Matrix structural analysis for the determination of forces and displacements in structures. Relationship between frame analysis software and the technique of matrix analysis. Emphasis on performance issues for buildings which are not related to strength and deflection.


Practice problems: 5%
Tests: 20%
Presentation and report: 20%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%.
To achieve a pass in the unit students must pass both the examination and cumulative components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practice and 8 hours of private study per week.


(CIV2204 or CIV2206 or CIV2208) and (CIV2222 or CIV2225)


CIV2223 or CIV2226