CIVIL-323 / 5 credits

Teacher: Ruggiero David Michael Volpe

Language: English


Summary

This course introduces the student to the behaviour and design of reinforced concrete structures. The student will learn the principles of analysis of reinforced concrete and how to design common concrete elements including columns, beams, and slabs.

Content

Keywords

Structures, Concrete, Stress fields, Design

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Structural mechanics (for GC), Continuum mechanics (for GC)

Important concepts to start the course

Statics, mechanics of materials

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Apply the principles of equilibrium, compatibility, and constitutive behaviour to reinforced concrete
  • Identify the appropriate design method for a given element
  • Design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, and columns
  • Analyze the effects of long-term loading
  • Compare different methods for shear design

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

- Ex cathedra

- Powerpoint

- Discussion

- Computational tools

- In-class exercises

- Problem sets

Expected student activities

- Attend lectures
- Participate in exercises
- Home study
- Problem sets

Assessment methods

- Continuous assessment (40% of total grade)
- Final written exam (60% of total grade)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Reinforced concrete structures - Advanced topics, Ponts en béton

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Reinforced concrete structures
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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