Concrete Structures 1 (CIVL3205)


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 behaviour (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 comprises the behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures, including: material properties, 'elastic' analysis (stresses/deformations/time-dependence), ultimate strengths of beams (flexure), ultimate strength of columns (short and slender), behaviour or reinforced concrete slabs. The reinforced concrete truss analogy (shear/torsion/and detailing implications). Design of typical elements of a reinforced concrete building, structural modelling, analysis of load-effects (incl.earthquakes), design criteria (for durability, fire-resistance, serviceability and strength), design calculation procedures, reinforcement detailing, structural drawings.

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3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of project work in class per week


Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND CIVL2230. basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatability of strains; stress-strain relationships; equilibrium; flexure, shear and torsion; statically determinate load effec


CIVL3225, CIVL3226

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