SRC343 - Structural Design - Concrete

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Subject Title
Structural Design - Concrete

Subject Description
This subject introduces the behaviour and design of basic members in reinforced concrete based on NBCC and Concrete Design Handbooks. This subject uses limit states design theory. The behaviour and design of reinforced concrete beams, one-way slabs, short columns and column spread footings are covered.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Civil Engineering Technology Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply design methods, codes, specifications and standards that govern structural design for reinforced concrete elements.
  2. Describe concrete material properties, and steel reinforcement material properties.
  3. Compute design gravity loads including live, snow and dead loads acting on a building structure.
  4. Apply the concept of limit states design in the design of reinforced concrete members.
  5. Describe theoretical concepts that form the basis of design of beams, slabs, columns and footings.
  6. Design singly reinforced concrete beams for flexure and shear, for simply supported and continuous beams using the design tables, and design standard available in the Concrete Design Handbook. 
  7. Design beam or slab depth for the purposes of deflection control.
  8. Design T-beam sections which behave as rectangular beam sections based on a given set of criteria.
  9. Identify the requirement for compression reinforcement in beams (double reinforcement).
  10. Design reinforced concrete one-way slabs, concrete columns (short columns) and footings (eg. spread/strip footings) using handbooks, design tables or charts based on a given set of criteria.

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