Unit aim

Introduces students to concrete technology, investigating the key parameters that affect the strength and durability of concrete. The unit also demonstrates how reinforcing steel is used to design strong, versatile and cost effective concrete structures. The design of beams, slabs and columns are covered, in addition to specific aspects of detailing reinforced concrete structures.

Unit content

Topic 1: The General Concepts of Concrete Technology
Topic 2: Mix Design, Strength and Durability of Concrete
Topic 3: The General Concepts of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Topic 4: Loads and Limit States Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Topic 5: Design of Reinforced Concrete beams, slabs, columns and pad foundations
Topic 6: Detailing, Anchorage and Curtailment of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, Standards Australia Limited, 2011, HB 71-2011 Reinforced Concrete Design in accordance with AS 3600 – 2009, 5th edn, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, Standards Australia Limited, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-877023-28-6.
  • Loo, YC & Chowdhury, SH , 2010, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete: Analysis and Design with Emphasis on Application of AS3600-2009, 1st edn, Cambridge University Press.
  • Standards Australia Limited, 2010, Australian Standard - Concrete Structures: AS 3600-2009, 4th edn, Standards Australia Limited, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Practical skills15%
Assignment5%
Exam: closed book55%
Quiz25%
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