University of Technology Sydney

48353 Concrete Design

6cp; 2x 2hrs (lectures), 1x 2hrs (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 48349 Structural Analysis AND 48352c Construction Materials
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Anti-requisite(s): 48342 Structural Behaviour and Design

Fields of practive: Civil and Environmental Engineering



Civil engineers in Australia must have knowledge of the behaviour and design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures and prestressed concrete (PSC) elements. This subject builds on the knowledge of statics, solid mechanics, and structural analysis that students have learnt in previous structural strand subjects. Students learn about the behaviour and design of RC beams, slabs and columns and PSC beams, for both serviceability and strength. The general philosophy of Limit State Design in AS3600-2018 is introduced together with materials properties including concrete, steel reinforcement and prestressing steel. Both uncracked and cracked beam cross-section analysis are detailed. Reinforced concrete beam design includes serviceability, ultimate limit state design in bending and design for shear according to AS3600-2018. Ductility of singly and doubly reinforced cross-sections and T-beams are considered. Then, approximate analysis and design of one-way slabs, two-way slabs and columns (interaction diagrams and slenderness effects) are covered including reinforcement detailing. Finally, an introduction to prestress concrete beam design is provided including history, uncracked section analysis, equivalent loads, load-balancing, cracked section analysis, design for bending, for determinate structures.

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