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CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (2015 - Semester 2)

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Unit: CIVL5269: Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Mohotti, Damith
Session options: Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
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.

Outcomes:

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;
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Lecturer/s: Mohotti, Damith
Tutor/s: A/P Peter Ansourian, Van Vinh Nguyen
Timetable: CIVL5269 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 3.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 12
3 Independent Study 5.00 1 13
4 Workshop 2
5 Invited lecture 1

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)
1. 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
2. ability to carry out advanced reinforced concrete designing exercises in elements such as flat slabs, deep beams, shear walls, retaining walls and footings.
3. ability to work in a group environment to produce comprehensive design reports and interact with industrial experts.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)
4. ability to quantitatively develop moment-curvature diagrams for reinforced concrete beams
5. ability to analyse and design a complete structure within given time frame.
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
6. understanding of the fundamental concepts and theoretical models concerning the time-dependent structural effects of concrete creep and shrinkage
7. understanding the fundamental concept in designing for serviceability limit state.
8. understanding the fundamental concept of strut-tie model and its application into the designs.
9. understand the fundamentals of concrete technology including HSC.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment 2 Yes 20.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
2 Mid-Sem Exam No 20.00 Week 6 1, 2, 6, 7,
3 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4 Assignment 1 No 10.00 Week 6 2,
Assessment Description: 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.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
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.
Recommended Reference/s: 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 Description
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
Week 11 Guest lecture (On High Strength Concrete)

Desig workshop
Week 12 Desig workshop
Week 13 Desig workshop
Assessment Due: Assignment 2
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Master of Engineering (Structures) 2011, 2012
Civil (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil 2015, 2016
Civil / Arts 2015
Civil / Project Management 2015
Civil / Science 2015
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil (Structures) 2015
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2010, 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Master of Engineering 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) 2012
Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012
Civil Engineering / Design in Architecture 2010
Civil / Commerce 2015
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015
Civil / Medical Science 2015

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
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.