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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.

Details

Academic unit Civil Engineering
Unit code CIVL3205
Unit name Concrete Structures 1
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
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 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).

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Faham Tahmasebinia, faham.tahmasebinia@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Take-home short release) Type D final exam Final Exam
Final Exam
50% Formal exam period 3 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Assignment 1
Assignment 1
15% Week -05 10-20 pages/3-5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
In-semester test (Take-home short release) Type D in-semester exam mid semester exam
mid semester exam
20% Week 08
Due date: 29 Apr 2021
2.5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Assignment Assignment 2
Assignment 2
15% Week 13 10-20 pages/3-5 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Type D final exam = Type D final exam ?
Type D in-semester exam = Type D in-semester exam ?

There will two design assignments, one mid-semester exam and the final exam.

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.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

1-2 working days late: 10% of the actual marks available for the assessment item will be deducted. 3-5 working days late: 20% of the actual marks available for the assessment item will be deducted. More than 5 working days: it will not be acceptable.

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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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 LO3 LO4
Week 02 Flexural behavior of beams at service load Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5
Week 03 Flexural behavior of beams at service loads / Fire and durability 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 Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 06 Strength design of beams – shear capacity Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 07 Design of slabs - Part 1 Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO7
Week 08 Design of Slabs - Part 2 Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 09 Design of columns - Part 1 Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 10 Design of columns - Part 2 Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 11 Design of footings Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 12 Analysis and design of retaining walls Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 13 Introduction to RC detailing/ General review Lecture and tutorial (5 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.

Required 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
  • LO8. Analysis and design of columns, design considerations for fire

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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