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CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1 (2019 - Semester 1)

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Unit: CIVL3205: Concrete Structures 1 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s:
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: The objectives of this unit are to provide a basic understanding of the behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures; to provide a basic understanding of standard methods of analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures (including an understanding of capabilities and limitations); and to provide basic design training in a simulated professional engineering environment. At the end of this unit students will gain proficiency in basic methods of reinforced concrete analysis and design.

The syllabus covers the behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures, including: material properties, 'elastic' analysis (stresses/deformations/time-dependence), ultimate strength of beams (flexure), ultimate strength of columns (short and slender), behaviour or reinforced concrete slabs, the reinforced concrete truss analogy (shear and detailing implications), design criteria (for durability, fire- resistance, serviceability and strength), design calculation procedures, reinforcement detailing and structural drawings.
Assumed Knowledge: CIVL2110 AND CIVL2201 AND (CIVL2230 OR CIVL1900). basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatability of strains; stress-strain relationships; equilibrium; flexure, shear and torsion; statically determinate load effects (reactions, bending moments, shear forces); elastic beam theory (strains, stresses and beam deflections).
Tutor/s: Faham Tahmasebinia

Kasun Wijessoriya

Dang Phan

Amir Zaghloul

Peter Ansourian

Marcelo De Rezende Carvalho

Omar Ismael

Lakshitha Fernando
Timetable: CIVL3205 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lectures 3.00 2 13
2 Independent Study 4.00 1 13
3 Tutorial 2.00 1 12
4 Assignments 12.00 1 3
T&L Activities: Independent Study: continuation of the work carried out in class, based on structured analysis and design problems

Activity: Three reinforced concrete design assignments

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2)
1. ability to work cooperatively within peer groups
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3)
2. ability to review and interpret source documents
(4) Design (Level 3)
3. competence in calculation skills required for reinforced concrete analysis and design
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3)
4. On successful completion of this unit, a student should be able to perform basic reinforced concrete design of beams, slabs, columns and footings with reference to applicable standards.
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3)
5. ability to formulate and solve design problems based on the application of engineering principles
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)
6. understanding of the theoretical concepts and engineering fundamentals that provide the foundations for the calculation procedures used in reinforced concrete analysis and design
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Assignment 1 No 10.00 Week 4 (Tuesday, 4 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Assignment 2 No 10.00 Week 8 (Tuesday, 4 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
3 Final Exam No 70.00 Exam Period 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
4 Assignment 3 No 10.00 Week 12 (Tuesday, 4 pm) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Assignments: Three individual assignments (10% each) - compulsory

Assignment 1: Due on 4pm Tuesday/ week 4

Assignment 2: Due on 4pm Tuesday/ week 8

Assignment 3: Due on 4pm Tuesday/ week 12

Final Exam (70%): 3 hours final exam . Students must score 50% of the marks allocated for the final exam (This equivalent to 35% from the overall subject marks) to PASS the subject.

Late submission of assignment: penalty of 10% reduction in marks per day including the weekends.

Students are expected to read and understand the concepts explained in the class through their own readings and using other resources such as textbooks and internet resources.

Critical thinking of students related to the subject is expected and the application of knowledge gained from the lectures and tutorials in real design examples will be tested in the exams.

Students intending to do well in the final exams are advised to engage closely with the assignments and tutorials. These comprise a series of exercises in concrete analysis and design and provide an opportunity for practice and obtain feedback in these skills before facing the exam. Students who successfully tackle these exercises will be well prepared for the exams.

There may be statistically and educationally defensible methods used when combining the marks from each component to ensure consistency of marking between markers, and alignment of final grades with unit outcomes and grade descriptors.
Assessment Feedback: General feedback from assignments during the lecturers and the tutorials.
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Introduction; Material properties; Flexural behavior of beams at service load
Week 2 Flexural behavior of beams at service load
Week 3 Flexural behavior of beams at service loads / Fire and durability
Week 4 Strength design of beams
Assessment Due: Assignment 1
Week 5 Deflection control of beams
Week 6 Design for shear -Beams
Week 7 Design of slabs/ Guest lecture
Week 8 Design of Slabs/ Design of columns
Assessment Due: Assignment 2
Week 9 Design of columns
Week 10 Design of columns
Week 11 Design of footings
Week 12 Introduction to RC detailing
Assessment Due: Assignment 3
Week 13 Introduction to RC detailing/ General review
Exam Period Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Civil (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Design in Architecture 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Construction Management) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Environmental) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Geotechnical) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil (Structures) (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Civil 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Arts 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Design in Architecture 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil / Medical Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Civil / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Civil / Project Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Civil / Science 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil (Construction Management) 2015
Civil (Environmental) 2015
Civil (Geotechnical) 2015
Civil / Law 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil (Structures) 2015
Civil Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Civil/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) (till 2012) 2010, 2011, 2012
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
(6) Communication and Inquiry/ Research (Level 2) No 0%
(8) Professional Effectiveness and Ethical Conduct (Level 2) No 2%
(5) Interdisciplinary, Inclusiveness, Influence (Level 3) No 17%
(4) Design (Level 3) No 19%
(2) Engineering/ IT Specialisation (Level 3) No 20%
(3) Problem Solving and Inventiveness (Level 3) No 21%
(1) Maths/ Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) No 21%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.