Reinforced Concrete 2

Module aims

  • To give students a detailed understanding of the design of reinforced concrete slabs and structures like deep beams, squat shear walls and pile caps where plane sections do not remain plane.
  • To study the serviceability limit states of cracking and deflection in detail.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Build upon the material covered in Reinforced Concrete I.
  • Have an in depth understanding of the design and behaviour of reinforced concrete structures and the related design clauses of Eurocode 2.

Module syllabus

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

No.

Topic

Staff

01

Strut and tie modelling (STM) and stress field modelling. Applications include design of structures like squat shear walls, deep beams, pile caps and beam-column joints.

RLV

02

The design of reinforced concrete slabs using elastic and yield line methods.

RLV

03

Serviceability limit states of deflection. Issues such as choice of material properties, the influence of construction loading on long term deflection and input parameters for FEA will be considered. 

RLV

04

Serviceability limit states of cracking. Issues such as load induced and early age thermal cracking will be considered. 

RLV

Teaching methods

A combination of lectures and tutorials. 

Assessments

Assessment is through coursework and examination. There will be one piece of coursework which will involve the application of the taught material.  

Module leaders

Dr Robert Vollum