- We recently undertook a project that primarily aims to strengthen our understanding of a steel structure and all its elements.
- We were to take the role of consulting engineering's. Our aim was to develop detailed design for a steel conveyor structure to be used in a mine. - We were given the dimensions of this structure along with load combinations structure was to accommodate for.
- We were required to design members (elements) of the structure ie columns, beams, cross bracing, fly bracing, connections etc, to withstand design actions such as live and dead loads, wind loads and uplift.
- Critical members were chosen via Methods of Structural analysis
- Their Capacities were then checked with assistance of an Australian Standards for Steel Structure Design Handbook.
- Our findings was documented and in report form, submitted to our Professor
"Team work at its best results in a synergy that can be very productive" - one of my professors made this statement in my first semester of tertiary studies, at the time i wasn't even familiar with the word synergy, nowadays its the first thought i reflect upon before and after partaking in a group project.
Design of steel structures would have to have been my favorite subject yet, it was a subject i truly enjoyed and gave my all. however the night before the exam i made the mistake of sleeping at a friends house, so we can carpool in the morning to the exam, like we did countless times in the past. The difference this time was that my mate needed assistance with revision, and i couldn't say no. i ended up getting barely 2 hours sleep, and i quite literally feel asleep in the exam.
i have now redone this subject and am expecting a HD! you see this time i made sure he prepared for the exam well before the exam morning!!
other then that, its simply a very enjoyable subject, with a fantastic lecturer which i have grown very fond of, infact his one of my referees in my resume