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CIVL3403 Structural Concrete Design

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides an introduction to the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and, to a lesser extent, prestressed concrete design in accordance to the Australian Standard AS 3600-2009. The basic properties of concrete and reinforcing steel are investigated, and the influence of these properties on reinforced concrete design examined. Design for serviceability, strength, durability and robustness is addressed. Students are introduced to modern methods of analysing and designing basic structural elements, and assembling these elements into simple structural frames. The basic elements considered are beams, slabs, columns, footings, and retaining walls. Prestressed concrete beam topics include history, uncracked section analysis, equivalent loads, load-balancing, cracked section analysis (linear-elastic and ultimate), design for bending, shear, transfer, anchorage.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) produce clear and concise written design calculations and professional reports; (2) identify load paths in concrete structures; (3) design simply supported, cantilevered and continuous beams for strength in bending and shear, anchorage length, deflection and crack control; (4) design short and slender columns for combined axial and bending actions; (5) design concentrically or eccentrically loaded isolated rectangular spread footings; (6) design framed concrete structures, retaining walls and concrete structures for durability; and (7) explain basic prestressed concrete concepts.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group beam testing; (2) quizzes; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Farhad Aslani
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044) And Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) Or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) Or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
CIVL4403 Structural Concrete (ID 2595)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops; 1 for per week
Text

Foster, S. J., Kilpatrick, A. E. and Warner, R. F. Reinforced Concrete Basics 2E: Pearson Education Australia 2010

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