C&ENVENG 7107 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7107 Course Prestressed Concrete Structures Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites C&ENVENG 7005 Course Description Introduction to prestressed concrete-prestressing concepts; pre-tensioning and post-tensioning; full and partial prestress; the need for prestress; advantages and disadvantages; methods of prestressing. Forces imposed by prestressing (straight, draped and kinked tendon profiles). Load balancing. Introductory examples. Design requirements: strength and serviceability. Material properties. Design for serviceability: stress limits; serviceability criteria; determination of prestress and eccentricity; cable profiles; cracked section analysis; decompression and cracking moment; effect of cracking at service loads; short-term deflection calculations; crack control; design for strength: limit state design. Rectangular stress block. Ultimate moment capacity. Effect of non-prestressed steel; ductility; transfer strength; design for shear-effect of prestress on shear; stirrup design.
Special problems in prestressing: losses; effect of creep and shrinkage; end block design-bursting and spalling forces in post anchorages; transmission lengths in pre-tensioned members. Statically indeterminate beams: introduction to continuous prestressed concrete beams; secondary moments.
Course Coordinator: Dr Mohamed Ali Sadakkathulla
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Calculate the acceptable design loading for prestressed beams using AS1100 and AS3600 2 Apply descriptive formula and code based understanding of the PSC design fundamentals 3 Explain PSC design and analysis through design project and assignments 4 Analyse and design of simple PSC girders for flexure and deflections 5 Analyse and design of simple girders for shear & torsion 6 Analyse and evaluate continuous beams, anchorages etc
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.3 3.5
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)
1-6 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
1-6 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
1-6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 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
1-6 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
Required Resources1. Prestressed Concrete Structures, 3rd Edition R.F. Warner, A.K. Faulkes, & S.J.Foster, Pearson (Printice Hall), 2011. (hard copies available from Unibooks)
Recommended ResourcesAustralian Standards for Civil Engineering Students Part II: Structural Engineering.
Online LearningLecture slides will be uploaded regularly on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches including:·
Problem-solving tutorials and assignments·
Design Sessions ·
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is approximate only and it is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Lectures and tutorials: 3.0 hours / week contact;
Design classes: 1 to 2 hours / week contact;
Tutorial submissions: 2.0 hours / week;
Design submissions: 2.0 hours / week;
Self-study: 2.0 hours / week.
Learning Activities SummaryRefer t MyUni.
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assessment type due daate weighting learning objectives Tutorials (4-5) (formative) Refer to MyUni 8% 1-7 Quizzes Refer to MyUni 7% 1-7 Design project Refer to MyUni 25% 1-7 Final Exam Refer to MyUni 60% 1-7
Assessment Related RequirementsThe tutorials will be individual submissions, whereas the design reports will be submitted as a group – one submission per group. Students will be able to choose their own design project groups, but the total number of persons in each group should not be less than 2 and not greater than 3.
Assessment DetailFurther details of each assignment will be provided in lectures and via MyUni well before the due date.
SubmissionAll tutorials must be submitted electronically on MyUni. Design project reports must be submitted in the course submission box in front of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Office (Eng. North N136) at or before 5pm on the nominated due date.
Late submissions will be penalised at the rate of 20% per day unless an extension was granted by the course coordinator prior to the nominated due date due to medical or extenuating circumstances. Any requests for extensions must be communicated via email prior to the deadline. No credit will be given for submissions received more than three working days after the nominated due date unless an extension was granted by the course coordinator.
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
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