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CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (6 CP)|
A/Prof Reid, Stuart
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Pre-Requisites:||CIVL3205 OR CIVL5507.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||Objectives:
This Unit reviews the fundamental concepts of ‘elastic’ behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and introduces models of behaviour and methods of analysis related to the time-dependent effects of creep and shrinkage (at service loads). This Unit also examines the non-linear (strain-softening) behaviour of reinforced concrete and the related effects concerning the strength of statically-indeterminate reinforced concrete structures. In particular, this Unit examines the concepts of ductility, moment-redistribution and plastic design (for beams and slabs). Strut-and-tie modelling of reinforced concrete members is also described.
This Unit will provide students with the following knowledge and skills:
* understanding of the fundamental concepts and theoretical models concerning the time-dependent structural effects of concrete creep and shrinkage
* 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 and theoretical models of the strain-softening behaviour of reinforced concrete (in flexure)
* understanding of the fundamental concepts and numerical models of ductility and moment redistribution for reinforced concrete beams
* ability to quantitatively assess the ductility and moment-redistribution capacity of reinforced concrete beams
* understanding of the fundamental concepts and numerical models of plastic behaviour and design for reinforced concrete beams and slabs (including yield-line analysis).
* ability to determine the ultimate plastic load-carrying capacity of statically-indeterminate reinforced-concrete beams and slabs
* ability to use strut-and-tie models of reinforced concrete behaviour
A/Prof Reid, Stuart
A/Prof Ansourian, Peter
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: the time dependent effects of creep and shrinkage; the effects of strain softening and plasticity; and the effects of cracking, including strut and tie actions.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)|
|understanding of the theoretical concepts and engineering models that provide the basis for current methods of analysis and calculation procedures for reinforced concrete structures in relation to: the time dependent effects of creep and shrinkage; the effects of strain softening and plasticity; and the effects of cracking, including strut and tie actions.||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)
Assignments: moment redistribution; yield line analysis; and strut and tie modelling.
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.|
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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 on Resources:||
- AS3600 Concrete Structures Code
- AS HB2.2 Structural Engineering Standards
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||yield line analysis of slabs|
|Week 2||yield line analysis of slabs|
|Week 3||yield line analysis of slabs (including lab test)|
|Week 4||yield line analysis of slabs (lab report due); lower bound methods of analysis for slabs.|
|Week 5||lower-bound slab strength for an elastic distribution of moments (including torsion)|
|Week 6||review of fundamentals of structural analysis|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 7||review of fundamentals of structural analysis|
|Week 8||Ductility; plastic hinges|
|Week 9||strut and tie modelling (PG)|
|Week 10||strut and tie modelling (PG)|
|Week 11||moment redistribution|
|Week 12||moment redistribution; special topics|
|Week 13||Review (SGR, PG)|
|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||28.58%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)||Yes||14.29%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||57.16%|
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.