Structural Engineering is a key stream in most civil engineering courses. Engineers are required to design a variety of structures under various loading regimes using simplified codes methods or alternatively more accurate techniques. More specifically this unit of study aims to give students a fundamental understanding in the design of reinforced concrete structural elements.
The following topics are covered: Design of reinforced concrete simply supported and continuous beams in bending, shear and torsion. Serviceability design of beams including deflection and crack control. Design of one-way and two-way slabs using method of coefficients. Analysis of Flat slabs using simplified strip and equivalent frame methods, including punching shear. Reinforced concrete column and wall design. Introduction to strut and tie method, pre-stressed concrete and footing design.
NEC2201 - Introduction to Structural Engineering Design
|1.||Analyse and design reinforced concrete beams in both strength and serviceability states (for bending, shear, torsion, deflection and crack control);|
|2.||Analyse and design reinforced concrete one-way and two-way slabs (including flat plates);|
|3.||Analyse and design members in combined compression and bending (i.e. columns and walls);|
|4.||Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of relevant Australian codes of practice in the design of concrete structures;|
|5.||Exercise critical thinking and judgement in formulating and solving specific concrete design problems; and|
|6.||Work both autonomously in solving problems and as a member of a team in undertaking design tasks.|
|Test||Mid-semester skills audit (1.5 hours equivalent to 1000 words)||20%|
|Test||Homework Problems (weeks 2 - 8 only)||20%|
|Project||PBL project (10 pages, 1500 words plus figures/tables)||20%|
|Examination||End of Semester Examination (3 hours equivalent to 2000 words)||40%|
Reinforced & Prestressed concrete: Analysis and design with emphasis on the application of AS3600-2009 2nd ed.
Loo, Y.C. and Chowdhury, S.H. (2013)
AS3600-2009 Concrete structures 2009
Warner, R. F., Rangan, B. V., Hall, A. S. and Faulkes, K. A. (1998)
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