Course Title: Structural Refurbishment and Retrofitting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Structural Refurbishment and Retrofitting

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CIVE1224

City Campus

Postgraduate

120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Gravina

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2183

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.gravina@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.12.13


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of structural design and analysis courses in a B.Eng program or demonstration of equivalent capability.


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to structural strengthening and repair techniques including both conventional techniques such as steel plate bonding, external post tensioning, section encasement and enhancement, as well as new innovative techniques such as fibre reinforced polymer composites and polymer infusion. You will have the opportunity to apply strengthening techniques on a selected case study.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This Course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the mechanics of materials in post elastic behaviour for reliable structural systems design and resilient response under extreme events.
  • Identify, diagnose and treat complex problems in relation to whole-of-life reliability and resilient performance during occupancy  

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the strengthening needs of a given element of a structural system based on signs of distress and capacity assessment.
  2. Research and investigate recent developments in strengthening of deteriorated structures
  3. Identify and analyse a range of strengthening techniques suitable for specific structural elements and materials
  4. Design a strengthening scheme for structural elements using new and established strengthening techniques for concrete, steel and timber structures.
  5. Assess the long term performance of the strengthening design solution.



Overview of Learning Activities

A modular blended learning model comprising lecture/workshop sessions, on-line forums and team based activities will be employed in the course.
Students will be working on selected case studies of structural strengthening and will apply the theoretical concepts introduced during class sessions to these.
You will engage in on-line forums to share information and participate in case studies.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources required will include relevant Australian, ACI and FIB standards and user guides developed for structural strengthening.


Overview of Assessment

Assignments will involve designing structural strengthening systems for selected case studies
The exam will assess the skills learned to analyse and design strengthened structures – LO 1-5