CEME 4001 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course builds upon the skills developed in Reinforced Concrete Design and extends them to advanced applications including: the design of prestressed concrete elements, the design of deep beams and walls using strut-and-tie modelling, and the design of columns including confinement. The course is taught through the delivery of a realistic bridge design project that covers aspects of conceptual and preliminary design, determination of design actions and detailed design of super- and substructure components.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CEME 4001
    Course Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Prerequisites CEME 3002 or C&ENVENG 3005
    Course Description This course builds upon the skills developed in Reinforced Concrete Design and extends them to advanced applications including: the design of prestressed concrete elements, the design of deep beams and walls using strut-and-tie modelling, and the design of columns including confinement. The course is taught through the delivery of a realistic bridge design project that covers aspects of conceptual and preliminary design, determination of design actions and detailed design of super- and substructure components.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Mohamed Ali Sadakkathulla

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    This course builds upon the skills developed in Reinforced Concrete Design and extends them to advanced applications including: the design of prestressed concrete element,. The course is taught through the delivery of a realistic bridge design project that covers aspects of conceptual and preliminary design, determination of design actions and detailed design of super-structure components.Describe the basic properties of prestressed concrete constituents. The broad outcomes are as follows:
    1. Analyse the flexural behavior of simple beams.
    2. Calculate prestress losses for simple prestressed concrete girders.
    3. Design prestressed concrete girders for flexure using current design procedures (Standards Australia, Australian Standard for Concrete Structures, AS3600).
    4. Recognize the effects of transfer and development length on flexural and shear strengths.
    5. Construct moment-curvature and load-deflection curves for a prestressed concrete beam.
    6. Analyse and design prestressed concrete members for shear.
    7. Understanding different types of bridges, bridge loadings and grillage analogy to determine the critical design action magnitudes.
    8. Design of a medium span prestressed concrete bridge girder for bridge superstructures

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    1.Reference textbook- Prestressed Concrete–4th Edition by
    R.F.Warner, S.J.Foster, and R.Gravina. (Hard/soft copy Available at https://www.pearson.com.au/products/?sq=prestressed+concrete).
    Note: this book follows the old standard AS3600-2009. The lecture slides & contents provided by the lecturer follows the latest version of AS3600-2018 and you have to follow this latest 2018 version of the standard for all components of this course.

    2. Australian standards: AS3600-2018.
    3. Australian standards: AS5100-2017: Bridge design
    (a) 5100.1 Part 1: Scope and general principles
    (b) 5100.2 Part-2: Design loads
    (c) 5100.5 Part-5: Concrete

    These are available through the library at:
    https://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/standards

    3.Lecture slides-soft copies uploaded to MyUni
    4.Lecture recordings in MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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
    Tutorial Assignments/Reports on Grillage Analogy & Prestressed Concrete-15% (Check regularly MyUni for assignments-submit scanned single pdf softcopies online)
    Design project report (group of 3-4)- 55%- Start at week 6 & submit report in week12-Friday.
    Quizzes – 30% (3hours; open book exam conditions; )
    PASS HURDLE: You have to score at least 40% (12 marks out of 30 marks) allotted for the quiz to pass this course.

    In accordance with the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy, Procedure 1a. i: An exemption from the stated requirement that group assessment activities total no more than 30% has been granted.

    Assessment Related Requirements
    Policy for late submission of course work components:
    Late submission of assignments and reports will result in deduction of marks at the rate of 10% of marks for every calendar day after the deadline for submission; submissions after 5 calendar days from due date will NOT be marked and will be awarded ZERO marks.
    Solutions to assignments/quizzes/design project will NOT be provided by the lecturer.

    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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.

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