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CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (2015 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (6 CP)|
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||CIVL3205 OR CIVL5507 OR CIVL9205.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This Unit reviews the fundamental concepts of flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete structural elements under service load condition, by paying attention to important design criteria such as deflection, crack control, shrinkage and creep. This Unit also examines advanced design concepts on slabs (flat slabs), deep beams, footings, retaining walls, and shear walls. Design guidelines will reflect the requirements of the Australian Standards AS 3600: 2009. This unit also focuses on giving students hands on experience in designing a medium-rise building by conducting an assignment based workshop at the end of the semester.
This Unit will provide students with the following knowledge and skills:
- understanding of the fundamental concepts of designing reinforced concrete structures for serviceability load condition;
- understanding of the fundamental concepts of developing moment-curvature curves for reinforced concrete beams;
- ability to carry out calculations to estimate ‘elastic’ load-effects (stresses/strains/deformations) for reinforced concrete structures (at service loads), accounting for the time-dependent effects of concrete creep and shrinkage;
- understanding of the fundamental concepts of designing slabs by paying attention to designing of flat slabs ;
- understanding of the fundamental concepts of analysing and designing of deep beams (Transfer beams), footing, shear walls;
- understanding of the fundamental concepts of structural detailing.
- understanding the fundamentals of high strength concrete and its applications
- ability to work in a group environment to perform a given design task and submission of comprehensive design reports;
|Tutor/s:||A/P Peter Ansourian, Van Vinh Nguyen|
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|
|ability to formulate and solve problems using appropriate methods of analysis||Design (Level 4)|
|advanced expertise required for engineering analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures in relation to deflection and crack control, effects of creep and shrinkage, analysis of deep beams , flat slabs, shear walls, footings. Also develop knowledge in areas such as high strength concrete technology and its applications.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Understanding of the theoretical concepts and engineering models that provide the basis for current methods of analysis and calculation procedures for reinforced concrete structures.
understanding the fundamentals of concrete technology including high strength concrete (HSC).
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
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 4)
Assessment 1 :Development of your own design program ( basic ) using MS Excel on one of the design topics covered in the first part of the semester.
Assignments 2: Industrial design problem by a guest lecturer ( workshop )
Mid-Sem Exam: 90 min exam on topics to be advised.
Final Exam: 2 hr final exam on topics to be advised.
|Assessment Feedback:||Feedback from assignments.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Note on Resources:||
- AS3600: 2009 Concrete Structures Code
- AS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions
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||Lecture: Introduction/ Basics /Flexural properties of beams|
|Week 2||Lecture/Tutorial: Flexural properties of beams cont.|
|Week 3||Lecture/Tutorial: Deflection / crack control|
|Week 4||Lecture/Tutorial: Shrinkage/ creep|
|Week 5||Lecture/Tutorial: Slab design one way / two way / flat slabs|
|Week 6||Lecture/Tutorial: Column design|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 1|
|Week 7||Lecture/Tutorial: Deep beams|
|Week 8||Lecture/Tutorial: Footing|
|Week 9||Lecture/Tutorial: Retaining walls|
|Week 10||Lecture/Tutorial: Shear walls /Detailing|
Guest lecture (On High Strength Concrete)
|Week 12||Desig workshop|
|Week 13||Desig workshop|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 2|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||54%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||4.5%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||41.5%|
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.