C&ENVENG 4069 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

This course is intended to provide students with a deeper fundamental understanding of the behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Emphasis will be placed on inelastic behaviour of RC members. Topics covered will include: elastic and inelastic response of RC members; confinement of RC columns; and use of new and advanced materials in RC.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 4069
    Course Advanced Reinforced Concrete
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 3001,C&ENVENG 3005
    Assessment assignments, exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Togay Ozbakkaloglu

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1) To develop competence in problem identification, formulation and solution for
    analyzing concrete structures.

    2) To develop competence in critical and independent thinking in analysis of
    concrete structures.

    3) To develop competence in creative and innovative thinking in analysis of
    concrete structures.

    4) To develop the ability to conduct investigations into analysis of reinforced
    concrete structures.

    5) To develop competence in concepts and theories of concrete design and applying
    these to solve structural engineering problems

    6) To develop the ability to manage effectively the allocation of time in
    performing tasks by meeting the deadlines for submission of assignments.

    7) To develop life long learning skills.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Recommended Resources

    Dr Ozbakkaloglu’s journal papers, accessible from www.researchgate.net/profile/Togay_Ozbakkaloglu/, will serve as the most up-to-date reference material for the course. The following books contain some useful information for the course and can be used as additional references:

    “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings” by Paulay and Priestley, 1992.

    “Reinforced Concrete Basics 2E” by Foster, Kilpatrick, and Warner, 2010. 

    Online Learning
    Additional resources such as lecture recordings, handouts and assignments will be provided on MyUni. MyUni will also be used for communication with students, and students are expected to regularly check on MyUni for course announcements.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including: lectures, tutorials and weekly consultation sessions.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to weekly lectures and tutorials, students are expected to spend approximately 5 to 6 hours per week for studying lecture materials and solving homework problems.
    Learning Activities Summary

    This course is intended to provide students with a deeper fundamental understanding of the behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Emphasis will be placed on inelastic behaviour of RC members.

    Topics covered will include: elastic and inelastic response of RC members, confinement of RC columns, and use of new and advanced materials in RC.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Final Exam:           70%
    Assignments:        30%
    Assessment Detail
    There will be 6 to 8 assignments through the semester, which will be collected and marked. There will also be a 3-hour open-book
    examination at the end of the semester.
    Assignments have to be submitted via the boxes outside the School Office. The penalty for late submissions of assignments is 20% per day of being late.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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  • Policies & Guidelines
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