6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Dr Phu Nguyen
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Advanced methods for the design of structures considering both loading and strength aspects of design. Strength and serviceability design of continuous post-tensioned concrete members. Design and detailing of anchorage zones. Introduction to the plastic design concept for engineering practice, with particular reference to steel structures design; methods of plastic analysis from simple beams to complex frames. Introduction to yield line theory for reinforced concrete slabs; yield line solutions based on work equations. Lower bound solutions for reinforced concrete slabs using Hillerborg strip method.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Generate team-work reports on the analysis/design of concrete slabs and steel frames using laboratory results and theoretical analysis.
- Identify the collapse mechanisms of reinforced concrete slabs and steel frames.
- Design and analyse plastically reinforced concrete slabs using Hillerborg method and yield line theory.
- Design and analyse the steel reinforced concrete structures using the strut-and-tie model method.
- Describe the ultimate behaviour of basic structures and materials with reference to the theorems of plasticity.
- Determine the plastic collapse load of beams and simple frames using both hand- and computer-based methods.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lecture, 2 hours practicals and laboratory and 8 hours private study per week.
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