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CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1

The objectives of this unit are to provide a basic understanding of the behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures; to provide a basic understanding of standard methods of analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures (including an understanding of capabilities and limitations); and to provide basic design training in a simulated professional engineering environment. At the end of this unit students will gain proficiency in basic methods of reinforced concrete analysis and design. The syllabus covers the behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures, including: material properties, 'elastic' analysis (stresses/deformations/time-dependence), ultimate strength of beams (flexure), ultimate strength of columns (short and slender), behaviour or reinforced concrete slabs, the reinforced concrete truss analogy (shear and detailing implications), design criteria (for durability, fire- resistance, serviceability and strength), design calculation procedures, reinforcement detailing and structural drawings.

Code CIVL3205
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
(CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110) AND CIVL2201 AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900). Basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatibility of strains; stress-strain relationships; equilibrium; flexure, shear and torsion; statically determinate load effects (reactions, bending moments, shear forces); elastic beam theory (strains, stresses and beam deflections)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • LO2. Familiarize with the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures, notably the failure mechanisms for members under individual and combined actions
  • LO3. Understand theoretical concepts and engineering fundamentals for the calculation procedures used in reinforced concrete analysis and design
  • LO4. Examine and utilize source documents information (codes, drawings …)
  • LO5. Understand and apply calculation procedures required for reinforced concrete analysis and design
  • LO6. Understand and apply engineering principles to solve design problems
  • LO7. Perform basic reinforced concrete design of beams, slabs, columns and footings with reference to applicable standards
  • LO8. Analysis and design of columns, design considerations for fire