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Unit of study_

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.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code CIVL3205
Unit name Concrete Structures 1
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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CIVL2110 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).

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Giulia Ulpiani, giulia.ulpiani@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Gianluca Ranzi , gianluca.ranzi@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Assignment 1
Assignment 1
20% Week 08 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Assignment 2
Assignment 2
40% Week 10 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Assignment 3
Assignment 3
40% Week 13 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Assignments 1, 2 and 3: Critical thinking of students related to the subject is expected and the application of knowledge gained from the lectures and tutorials will be tested through 3 assignments.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction to reinforced concrete structures, design requirements, design actions Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 02 Introduction to cross-sectional analysis, introduction to the design process Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5
Week 03 Cross-sectional analysis, practical design considerations Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 04 Strength design of beams – moment capacity Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 05 Service design of beams, deflection and crack control Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 06 Strength design of beams – shear capacity Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 07 Influence of costing in structural design of concrete structures, introduction to design responsibilities of engineers in the context of concrete structures Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4
Week 08 Analysis and design of 1-way and 2-way slabs Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 09 Analysis and design of flat slabs, punching shear Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 10 Analysis and design of columns Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 11 Analysis and design of columns, design considerations for fire Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 12 Analysis and design of footings Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 13 Overview of site inspections, general review Online class (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Prescribed readings

•           AS3600:2018 Concrete Structures. Standards Australia

•           Beletich AS, Hymas I, Reid S and Uno P (2015) Reinforced Concrete – The Designers Handbook, Baulkham Hills, NSW : Cement & Concrete Services [Hardcopy from SciTech Library: General 624.18341 68]

•           Warner RF, Rangan BV, Hall AS and Faulkes KA (1998) Concrete Structures, South Melbourne : Longman [Hardcopy from SciTech Library: General 620.137 55]

•           Foster S, Kilpatrick A, Warner RF (2010) Reinforced concrete basics 2E: analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures [Hardcopy from SciTech Library: General 624.18341 56 A]

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Greater emphasis has been placed in establishing a link between the fundamental understanding of the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and their design requirements and methodologies

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