Course Title: Analyse and design flexural members (complex)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: CIVE5682

Course Title: Analyse and design flexural members (complex)

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Corresponding co-ordinator: Anirban Khastagir


Phone: 99254087

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDX100B – Analyse force systems (basic)
EDX090B – Analyse force systems (complex)
EDC030B – Determine design actions and analyse structures
EAC020B – Analyse and design flexural concrete members (basic)

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to carry out analysis of flexural concrete members, including beams, one and two-way slabs, footings and columns.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC010B Analyse and design flexural members (complex)


1. Design beams and one-way slabs (single span and continuous) to satisfy strength and serviceability requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design beam for shear and deflection

1.2  Slab deflection and moment in one way slab


2. Design two-way slabs supported by rigid beams and walls to satisfy strength and serviceability requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Design slab for shear
2.2 Simplified approach of two way slab analysis


3. Proportion footings and design axially loaded footings

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Design procedure for footing

3.2 Footing reinforcement calculation and detailing


4. Design short and slender columns

Performance Criteria:

4.1  Space Gass for 2D frame analysis 
4.2  Introduction to short column and deisgn procure for slender column

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Theory and industry-based worked examples on the:
• Analysis and design of one way slab for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of two way slab for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams for shear and deflection for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of short and slender column for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings slabs
• Termination and layout of reinforcement to satisfy Code requirements

• Using the Internet research AS 3600 and identify the clauses required for the analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams and sla

Teaching Schedule

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS 3600 Australian Standard – Concrete structures
AS 1170.0 Structural design actions part 0: General principles
AS 1170.1 Structural design actions part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions


Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2 – Structural Engineering HB 2.2


Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, by P.Le.P. Darvall, Publisher: The MacMillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd
Reinforced Concrete, by R.F. Warner, B.V. Rangan and A.S. Hall, Publisher: Pitman

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment, based on typical workplace activities.
Assessment will comprise :

  •      Assignment 1                     5%
  •      Assignment 2                     5%
  •      Mid semester Exam         20%
  •      Project                                20%
  •      Final Exam                        50%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Underpinning knowledge and skills
Prerequisite units comprise part of the underpinning knowledge and skills.
Determination of design loads, moments and shear forces.
Ultimate strength theory for bending using rectangular stress block.
Moment capacity.
Beam design from first principles including irregular sections.
Durability, exposure classifications and minimum concrete cover.
Use of appropriate design aids for beam design.
Development of strength equations for and design and of doubly reinforced beams including the use of appropriate design aids.
Principle of simple truss analogy.
Shear equations.
Design of shear reinforcement excluding axial tension/compression and disregarding shear spans.
Design of shear reinforcement using appropriate design aids.
Adjustment of reinforcement for torsion.

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