C&ENVENG 7005 - Reinforced Concrete Design
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7005 Course Reinforced Concrete Design Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 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 2025 Course Description The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the design of reinforced concrete structures. Topics covered will include: design of beams and slabs for flexure and shear; detailing of flexural and shear reinforcement; behaviour of reinforced concrete members under combined flexure and axial load; design of short columns; behaviour and design of slender columns.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Phillip Visintin
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 Summarise the guiding principles of the serviceability limit state and the ultimate limit state concepts and how they relate to the design of structures. 2 Summarise the fundamental mechanics of reinforced concrete and the empirical assumptions made for analysis. 3 Identify reinforced concrete failure modes from crack patterns. 4 Apply fundamental mechanics to the design of reinforced concrete beams and slabs at the serviceability limit state including determination of short and long term deflection and crack widths. 5 Apply fundamental mechanics to the design of reinforced concrete beams and slabs at the ultimate limit state including determination of member strength (flexural and shear) and ductility. 6 Apply fundamental mechanics to the design of reinforced concrete columns at the ultimate limit state including determination strength under uniaxial and biaxial bending. 7 Design basic structural elements (beams, columns and slabs) according to the design approach of AS3600.
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 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 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)
1-7 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
2, 4-7 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
4-6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
Required ResourcesLecture materials will be provided via MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesReinforced Concrete Basics 2E Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete StructuresSJ Foster, AE Kilpatrick and RF Warner.
Additional recomended resources will be provided in the first lecture.
Online LearningAll required learning resources and course information will be made available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures involve the delivery of course material, interactive problem solving and the completion of formative in-class problems.
Question answer sessions will be held during both tutorial and some lecture sessions. Tutorial assignments are designed to give students the chance to apply techniques learnt in class and to extend apply fundamental concepts to new types of problems. Both formative and summative tutorial problems will be provided and worked solutions will be available for formative problems after the submission of assignments.
A practical session will give students the opportunity to observe the behaviour of large scale reinforced concrete elements under a range of loading conditions. Results of the practical will form the basis for project work.
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.
Activity Contact hours Private hours Total Interactive lectures/tutorials/design sessions 48 48 96 Topic based tutorial assignments (15%) 0 20 20 In-class test (10%) 4 0 4 Lab practical project (20%) 3 10 13 Exam 3 15 18 Total 151
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Topic based tutorials + mini-design assignments 15 Individual Summative Weeks 1-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. Quizes (2) 20 Individual Summative TBA 7. Practical project 10 Group Summative 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. Exam 55 Individual Summative Exam period min 40% 4. 5. 6. 7. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
We will now have 5 tutorials instead of 6, I will take the best 4 out of 5 grades.
The best 4 grades will still make a total of 15% of your course grade.
All other assessment weightings remain the same. The final exam will now be held online
Assessment Related Requirements
Groupwork: Project work will be conducted in small groups and will be peer assessed. Further detail of the peer assessment is contained on MyUni. To maintain the integrity of the assessment there is a requirement that all students equally contribute to group work. Students will be required to indicate their individual contribution to the project and where there is evidence that group members have not sufficiently contributed to a group assessment task, the Academic Honesty Policy may be applied.
Exemptions: Requests for exemption from coursework components will only be considered when presented on an Exemption from Attendance Form. All exemption requests must be made by the end of Week 3 of Semester.
Hurdles: In order to pass this course, students must obtain at least 40% for the exam. Where this exam hurdle is not met, students will receive a course result of the lessor of their calculated grade and the nominal grade of 45, Fail. An additional assessment exam will be available to eligible students. Students should refer to the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy for eligibility criteria. Students who do not pass the hurdle requirement cannot pass the course.
Assessment DetailDetails of all assessment tasks will be available on MyUni.
The exam will be closed book.
The in-class quizz will be a 2 hour closed book exam.
Summative tutorial assignments will run throughout the first 8 weeks of semester.
Project work utilising the results of the practical will run in the final 4 weeks of semester.
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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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