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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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr B Wong


Advanced methods for the design of structures, considering both loading and strength aspects of design. Strength and serviceability design of continuous post-tensioned concrete members; analysis of shear and torsion in prestressed concrete members, design and detailing of anchorage zones. Introduction to the plastic design concept for engineering practice, with particular reference to steel structures design; methods of plastic analysis from simple beams to complex frames. Introduction to yield line theory for reinforced concrete slabs; yield line solutions based on work equations. Lower bound solutions for reinforced concrete slabs using Hillerborg strip method.


Three tests: 24%
Projects and assignments: 26%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%
To achieve a pass in the unit students must pass both the examination and cumulative assessment components.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Xiao-Ling Zhao

Contact hours

2 hours lecture, 3 hours practicals and laboratory and 7 hours private study per week.