CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1 (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1 (6 CP)|
A/Prof Reid, Stuart
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||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/torsion/and detailing implications), the 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 and structural drawings.
|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 effects (reactions, bending moments, shear forces); elastic beam theory (strains, stresses and beam deflections).|
A/Prof Reid, Stuart
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: continuation of the project work carried out in class, based on structured analysis and design problems
Project Work - in class: group work in class, based on structured analysis and design problems, facilitated by lecturer and tutors
Laboratory: laboratory demonstration of reinforced concrete column behaviour
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|design and problem-solving skills required to carry out design tasks that could be assigned to a graduate engineer||Design (Level 3)|
|expertise required to perform reinforced concrete design calculations to be carried out by a trainee (graduate) engineer||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|understanding of the science and engineering fundamentals that provide the foundation for current models of reinforced concrete behaviour and current methods of analysis and design.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|ability to search and interpret source documents.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|ability to work cooperatively within peer groups.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Assignment: Four group assignments (2.5% each).
Final Exam: 3 hour final exam (50%)
Quiz: Two mid-semester tests (20% each)
Students intending to do well in the quizzes and final exam are advised to engage closely with the group assignments. Group assignments comprise a series of exercises in concrete analysis and design and provide an opportunity for practice and feedback in these skills before facing the quizzes and exam. Students who successfully tackle these exercises will be well prepared for the tests.
|Assessment Feedback:||Detailed feedback from assignments.|
|Faculty Policies & Procedures:||Academic Honesty in Coursework. All students must submit a cover sheet for all assessment work that declares that the work is original and not plagiarised from the work of others.
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Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||material properties; ultimate strength (beam flexure)|
|Week 2||ultimate strength (columns)|
|Week 3||elastic behaviour: transformed sections|
|Week 4||elastic behaviour: stresses; cracking moment|
|Week 5||elastic behaviour: deflections|
|Week 6||design: introduction; slabs|
|Week 7||design: beam reinforcement (flexure)|
|Week 8||moment distribution analysis|
|Week 9||moment distribution analysis of frames|
|Week 10||design: frame analysis (gravity load-effects)|
|Week 11||design: frame analysis (earthquakes and combined load-effects)|
|Week 12||design: shear; fabrication (Industry lecture)|
|Week 13||design - reinforcement detailing; final review|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
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This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||34.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||14.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||34.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||14.5%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||2%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.