C&ENVENG 7107 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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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 Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 3005 & C&ENVENG 3001 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 Outcomes1. Describe the basic properties of prestressed concrete constituents.
2. Analyse the flexural behaviour of simple beams
3. Calculate prestress losses for simple prestressed concrete girders
.4. Design prestressed concrete girders for flexure using current design procedures (Standards Australia, Australian Standard for Concrete Structures, AS3600).
5. Recognize the effects of transfer and development length on flexural and shear strengths6. Construct moment-curvature and load-deflection curves for a prestressed concrete beam.
7. Analyse and design prestressed concrete members for shear.
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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.
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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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