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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The prescribed text 1 is supplemented by resource material placed on the University website (VU Collaborate).
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):