Foundations of Concrete Structures 1 (CIVL5507)

UNIT OF STUDY

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. 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. At the end of this unit students will gain proficiency in basic methods of reinforced concrete analysis and design.

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Classes

3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of project work in class per week. 2 hours of laboratory demonstration per semester.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (60%), Final Exam (40%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: 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 determinat

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