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Undergraduate Course: Concrete Structures 4 (CIVE10029)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explains the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures, and explores how understanding of their behaviour is applied in structural design. In the delivery, the fundamental mechanics of concrete structural members are described, leading towards the establishment of detailed procedures for design in accordance to members respective functions. The role of design codes in interpreting observed and theoretical behaviour is explained and demonstrated through the Eurocode methods to design concrete members.
Course description This 10 credit lecture course involves 15 hours of lectures, 5 hours of examples classes and 10 hours of tutorial sessions/workshops.

The course topics include:

1. Behaviour of steel and concrete

2. Limit state design and actions

3. Flexural and shear design of beams

4. Anchorage, curtailment and detailing

5. Design of slabs and yield line analysis

6. Design of columns

7. Design of foundations

8. Introduction to prestressed concrete design
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Structural Analysis 3 (CIVE09036)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 60 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 55 %, Coursework 45 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam: 55%
Coursework: 45%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of how reinforced concrete members behave and the models used to describe their behaviour.
  2. Design simple reinforced concrete elements based on limit state design approach.
  3. Prepare neat and accurate design calculations, drawings, and technical reports of an appropriate length and level of detail.
  4. Demonstrate ability to analyse slabs using the yield line theory.
  5. Demonstrate understanding on the principles and application methods of prestressed concrete.
Reading List
- M. Mosley, J. Bungey and R. Hulse (2012). Reinforced Concrere Design to Eurocode 2, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan

- C. Arya (2010). Design of Structural Elements, 3rd Edition, Spon Press.

- A. Bond (2006). How to Design Concrete Structures using Eurocode 2, The Concrete Centre.

- F. Cobb (2014). Structural Engineer¿s Pocket Book, CRC Press.

- BS EN 1990: Eurocode 0: Basis of structural design

- BS EN 1991-1-1: Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures

- BS EN 1992-1-1: 2004- Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures. General rules and rules for buildings
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This 10 credit lecture course involves 10 hours of lectures, 5 hours of examples classes and 10 hours of tutorial sessions/workshops.
KeywordsStructural Behaviour and Materials,Reinforced Concrete,Limit State Design
Course organiserDr Hwa Kian Chai
Course secretaryMiss Mhairi Sime
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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