Reinforced Concrete 1

Module aims

  • To give students a good understanding of the design and behaviour of reinforced concrete structures at the design ultimate limit state.
  • To look at the design of framed building structures in some detail, with particular emphasis on design for flexure, shear and torsion.
  • To consider the design of shear walls.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: 

  • Understand structural behaviour and the background to the design methods in EC2 and other codes where appropriate.
  • Have a good understanding of the design and behaviour of reinforced concrete structures at the ultimate limit state.

Module syllabus

This module will be delivered in a series of 3-hour slots. Topic covered will include:

No.

Topic

Staff

01

Brief review of design for flexure.

RLV

02

Design of continuous beams including ductility considerations and moment distribution.

RLV

03

Design for shear, torsion and bending and combinations thereof.

RLV

04

Design of framed structures and shear walls.

RLV

05

Aspects of reinforcement detailing. 

RLV

Teaching methods

A combination of lectures, tutorials and progress tests. 

Assessments

There is one piece of design related coursework which draws upon the taught material which is worth 20%.

Reading list

Core

Module leaders

Dr Robert Vollum