This unit introduces the analysis and design of advanced steel-concrete composite structures and reinforced concrete structures. Advanced topics in composite structures cover composite beams under positive and negative moments, longitudinal shear transfer, deflections of composite beams, composite connections, and nonlinear analysis of composite columns. Advanced topics in reinforced concrete structures include strut-and-tie modelling, deep beams, corbels, foundation design, and retaining walls.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Design composite beams for strength and serviceability;  
  2. Design composite connections;  
  3. Analyse nonlinear composite columns by numerical methods;  
  4. Use the strut-and-tie model approach to design deep beams and corbels; and  
  5. Design foundations and retaining walls.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Tutorial Problems 15%
Project Design Project (Report maximum 35 A4 pages including design calculations and drawings) 25%
Test Test 1 (2hrs exam) 30%
Test Test 2 (2hrs exam) 30%

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