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Unit description

Introduces students to concrete technology, including key parameters that affect the strength and durability of concrete. Demonstrates how reinforcing steel is used to design strong, versatile and cost effective concrete structures using the limit states design concept. Introduces students to the design of beams, slabs and columns, in addition to specific aspects of detailing reinforced concrete structures in accordance with the Australian Standard.

Unit content

The General Concepts of Concrete Technology
Mix Design, Strength and Durability of Concrete
The General Concepts of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Loads and Limit States Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Design of Reinforced Concrete beams, slabs, columns and pad foundations
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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of concrete technology including the properties of concrete as a structural material, uses and limitations, basic concrete mix design, factors influencing durability and perform basic quality control tests on concreteKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate an in-depth understanding of reinforced concrete structures including the properties of reinforced concrete as a structural material, uses and limitations, reinforced concrete structural design and factors influencing durabilityKnowledge of a discipline
3design and detail, using engineering sketches, a range of reinforced concrete members including beams, slabs and columnsKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate an understanding of limit states design concepts and be able to apply to the design of concrete structuresKnowledge of a discipline
5produce comprehensive reports on experimental testing of concrete mix design, testing of concrete beams and quality control tests.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of concrete technology including the properties of concrete as a structural material, uses and limitations, basic concrete mix design, factors influencing durability and perform basic quality control tests on concrete
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of reinforced concrete structures including the properties of reinforced concrete as a structural material, uses and limitations, reinforced concrete structural design and factors influencing durability
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. design and detail, using engineering sketches, a range of reinforced concrete members including beams, slabs and columns
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate an understanding of limit states design concepts and be able to apply to the design of concrete structures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. produce comprehensive reports on experimental testing of concrete mix design, testing of concrete beams and quality control tests.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • 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

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%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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