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Unit of study_

CIVL6257: Concrete Structures - Prestressed Concrete

Objectives: To develop an advanced understanding of the behaviour, analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures. Outcomes: Students will develop skills in the analysis and design of prestressed concrete beams, columns and slabs, to satisfy the serviceability and strength provisions of the Australian Concrete Structures Standard. Syllabus Summary: The behaviour and design of prestressed concrete structures and structural elements, including beams and slabs. Topics covered will include steel and concrete materials, prestress losses, flexural and shear behaviour at service loads and ultimate loads, short and long term deflections, load balancing, anchorage zones (including strut and tie modelling of anchors), dynamic response of post-tensioned floors, and sustainability considerations for prestressed concrete structures.

Code CIVL6257
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? CIVL5257

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

  • LO1. understand the fundamental concepts and theoretical models of the effects of prestressing on service behaviour and ultimate strength
  • LO2. carry out design calculations to predict service behaviour of prestressed concrete structures, accounting for the time-dependent effects of concrete creep and shrinkage
  • LO3. carry out design calculations to predict the ultimate strength of prestressed concrete structures
  • LO4. design prestressed concrete structures to satisfy relevant design standards
  • LO5. use design software and interpret the results

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