# Course Title: Analyse and design flexural concrete members (simple)

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: CIVE5680

Course Title: Analyse and design flexural concrete members (simple)

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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anita Mehmi
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Tel: (03) 9925 2011
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
E-mail: anita.mehmi@rmit.edu.au

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

Course Description

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: EAC020B Analyse and design flexural concrete members (simple) Element: 1. Carry out analysis and design of singly reinforced concrete beams. Performance Criteria: 1.1 Design loads are calculated for each imposed action/live load configuration. 1.2 Design shear forces are calculated for each imposed action/live load configuration.  1.3 Design moments are calculated for the critical imposed action/live load configuration. 1.4 Design moment capacity is calculated to satisfy the moment envelope. 1.5 Calculations are completed to design a flexural member for strength conditions and to satisfy durability. Element: 2. Carry out analysis and design of doubly reinforced concrete beams. Performance Criteria: 2.1 Calculations are carried out to analyse and design doubly reinforced beams. Element: 3. Carry out analysis and design of reinforced concrete T-beams and L-beams. Performance Criteria: 3.1 Effective flange width is determined for T-beam or L-beam sections. 3.2 Calculations are carried out to analyse and design T-beam or L-beam sections. Element: 4. Carry out analysis and design of continuous beams and continuous one-way slabs. Performance Criteria: 4.1 Design bending moments are determined for a two-span or three span continuous beam using appropriate coefficients. 4.2 Design shear forces are determined. 4.3 Reinforcement is determined to satisfy negative and positive design moments. Element: 5. Calculate termination of reinforcement and layout reinforcement to satisfy Code requirements. Performance Criteria: 5.1 Reinforcement is chosen to satisfy development length requirements. 5.2 Points of curtailment are calculated. 5.3 Layout of reinforcement is detailed. Element: 6. Evaluate the need to provide shear and torsion reinforcement Performance Criteria: 6.1 The need for shear and torsion reinforcement is evaluated. 6.2 Size and spacing of reinforcement is determined in accordance with AS3600.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Theory and industry-based worked examples on the:
• Analysis and design of singly reinforced concrete beams for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of doubly reinforced concrete beams for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of reinforced concrete T-beams and L-beams for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings
• Analysis and design of continuous beams and continuous one-way for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings slabs
• Termination and layout of reinforcement to satisfy Code requirements
• Design of shear reinforcement for a Reinforced Concrete Office Building using industry drawings

Research activities
• Using the Internet research AS 3600 and identify the clauses required for the analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams and slab
Assignments
Assignment tasks involve applications of standards, codes and requirements applicable to analysis and design of flexural concrete members according to Australian standards as close as practicable to real work situations and include real work decisions by the learner

Industry Visits
Students will be involved in industry visits and or engineering industry exhibitions.
Industrial Placement:
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within structural design systems domain within industry.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, evaluation, analysis, design, detailing etc.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain.

Teaching Schedule

 Week Topics Delivered Element / Performance criteria 1 Introduction to concrete design 1.1-1.5,2.1,3.1-3.2,4.1-4.3,5.1-5.3,6.1-6.2 2 Rectangular beams 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5 3 Rectangular beams 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5 4 T and L beams 2.1 5 Continuous beams and slab 4.1,4.2,4.3 6 Shear and torsion 3.1,3.2 7 Reinforcement 5.1,5.2,5.3 8 Revision/project 1.1-1.5,2.1,3.1-3.2,4.1-4.3,5.1-5.3,6.1-6.2 9 Final exam 1.1-1.5,2.1,3.1-3.2,4.1-4.3,5.1-5.3,6.1-6.2

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 OR Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2 – Structural Engineering HB 2.2 Reinforced Concrete, by R.F. Warner, B.V. Rangan and A.S. Hall, Publisher: Pitman

References

Other Resources

Recommended Videos and DVDs

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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

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment tasks section of Course Guide Part B.
This unit will be assessed in the classroom environment using holistic assessment, based on typical workplace activities.

Project (50%)
Project report preparation for assessment will be done covering elements 1, 2,3,4,5,and 6.

Final exam(50%)
Written assessment will be done covering elements 1, 2,3,4,5,and 6.

Assessment Matrix

 EAC020B Elements & Performance Criteria Assessments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 6.1 6.2 Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Final Exam X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course related consultation.  Students are required to self study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.  The estimated time is 12 hoursoutside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration: