Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal


'Structures 3', CIVL456 an elective subject offered by the Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering is basically composed of two main topics for matrix structural analysis: Matrix (Stiffness and Flexibility) analysis methods and the Finite Element method. These methods are used for the analysis of two and three dimensional trusses, rigidly jointed frameworks and plates. The subject also briefly covers the analysis of non-linear structures and the solution of Eigen value problems. The subject is covered in a fourteen week session in which there are three contact hours in each week. Typically in each week there is a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial or a computer laboratory session.