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CIVL6030 - Intro. to Reinforced Concrete

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Title:Intro. to Reinforced Concrete
Long Title:Intro. to Reinforced Concrete
Module Code:CIVL6030
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: This module will introduce reinforced concrete and enable the learner to determine actions/loadings on a simple beam and to design the beam to resist the effects of such actions. The module will also enable the learner to prepare detailed reinforcement drawings and associated material schedules for slabs, beams, columns and pad footings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the effects of actions on a simply supported reinforced concrete beam and design the beam resistance accordingly;
LO2 Prepare and interpret drawings for reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns and foundations;
LO3 Prepare and interpret reinforcement bar bending schedules;
LO4 Apply design code rules for structural design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
None.
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Reinforced Concrete
General principles; Function of structure, stability and serviceability. Concrete: Composition, properties, specification, testing. Reinforcing Steel: Types, properties.
Actions on Structural Members
Actions/loads on structural members; Transfer of actions/loads through a reinforced concrete framed structure.
Effects of Actions
Effects of actions/loads on a reinforced concrete beam.
Introduction to Reinforced Concrete Design
Composite action of concrete and reinforcing steel providing durable and strong structural elements. Areas of reinforcemcent required to resist effects of shear and bending on simply supported beams. Beam deflection verifications.
Reinforced Concrete Detailing
Steel reinforcement drawings prepared from design sketches for reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns and pad foundations. Drawings to be prepared both by hand and use of proprietary detailing software (e.g. RC CADS).
Bar bending schedule
Shape codes for the reinforcing steel. Detailed material schedules for the above listed reinforced concrete elements.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation From design sketch/notes, prepare a detailed reinforced concrete drawing and materials schedule for an in-situ pad footing. 2,3,4 10.0 Week 6
Project Design, detail and prepare material schedule for a reinforced concrete beam. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation From design sketch/notes, prepare a detailed reinforced concrete drawing and materials schedule for an in-situ single span beam. 2,3,4 10.0 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation From design sketch/notes, prepare a detailed reinforced concrete drawing and materials schedule for an in-situ multi-span beam. 2,3,4 15.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation From design sketch/notes, prepare a detailed reinforced concrete drawing and materials schedule for an in-situ slab. 2,3,4 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Delivery of module content & Design Office 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Preparing CAD drawings and material schedules 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material and preparation and completion of drawings and material schedules; Prepare drawings and material schedules 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Delivery of module content & Design Office 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Preparing CAD drawings and schedules 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material and preparation and completion of drawings and material schedules; Prepare drawings and material schedules 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William M. C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocodes, Second Ed., Palgrave MacMillan [ISBN: 978-0-230-21771-3]
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE) 2006, Standard method of Detailing Structural Concrete, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978-090197419]
  • Derek Seward, 2009, Understanding Structures, Fourth Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0-230-21263-3]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • AJ Threlfall 2009, Designed and Detailed - Eurocode 2 - Good Concrete Guide 9, The Concrete Society [ISBN: 978-1-904482-49-9]
  • Bill Mosley, John Bungey, Ray Hulse 2007, Reinforced concrete design to Eurocode 2, Sixth Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978-0-230-50071-6]
  • BSI 2010, Extracts from the Structural Eurocodes for Students of Structural Design, Third Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-580-69454 7]
  • Chanakya Arya 2009, Design of structural elements, Third Ed., Spon Text [ISBN: 978-0-415-46720-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: CIT Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental EngineeringApproved Design Aids
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory

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