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CIVL8036 - RC Design &Concrete Technology

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Title:RC Design &Concrete Technology
Long Title:RC Design & Concrete Technology
Module Code:CIVL8036
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DONOGH COLEMAN
Module Description: Advanced topics are presented in (1) the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements to the Eurocodes and in (2) concrete technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and detail RC slabs and RC doubly reinforced RC beams.
LO2 Design RC foundations and RC cantilever retaining walls.
LO3 Explain the structural properties of fresh and hardened concrete.
LO4 Carry out test procedures for the principal laboratory properties of fresh and hardened concrete.
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
RC slabs and beams
Two-way spanning slabs, flat slabs, doubly reinforced beams.
RC Foundations
Pads with axial loads and moments, combined pads, cantilever retaining walls.
Concrete Technology
Cements: Portland cements, composite and combination cements, cement standard I.S. EN 197, cement tests to I.S. EN 196. Aggregates: Characteristics and sources, size and grading, quality requirements to I.S. EN 12620. Concrete mixes: Proportions by volume and weight in concrete mixes, water/cement and cement/aggregate ratios, nominal, standard and design mixes. Fresh concrete: Consistence, segregation and bleeding, batching, transportation, placing and compaction. Admixtures: Types of admixtures,actions and interactions, effects on concrete properties, standards. Hardened concrete: Compressive strength, tensile strength, I.S. EN 206 strength specification and conformity, concrete mix design. Special concretes: Self-compacting concrete, underwater concrete, sprayed concrete, mass concrete, pumped concrete, high strength concrete. Laboratory tests: Aggregate sampling, sieve analysis of aggregates, consistence of fresh concrete, compressive / tensile strength of concrete.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design and detail a slab and/or a beam 1 30.0 Week 5
Project Design and detail a foundation and/or a retaining wall 2 30.0 Week 12
Multiple Choice Questions In class assessment 3 20.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory tests on aggregates and concrete carried over the semester for final submission in week 13 4 20.0 Week 13
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
Lecture Design theory, design examples and technology 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Tutorial Design Office 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Laboratory tests on aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material and completion of class examples 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Design theory, design examples and technology 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Design Office 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab Laboratory tests on aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material and completion of class examples 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bill Mosley, John Bungey & Ray Hulse 2012, Reinforced Concrete Design, 7th Ed. [ISBN: 9780230302853]
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers 2019, Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2, 1.3 Ed. [ISBN: 9780901297426]
  • William M.C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocodes, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 9780230217713]
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers & The Concrete Society 2006, Standard Method of Detailing Structural Concrete [ISBN: 9780901297419]
  • Eugene O'Brien, Andrew Dixon, Emma Sheils 2012, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design to EC2, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 9780415571951]
  • Crook, R. N. and Day, R.I. 2015, GCG 8 Concrete practice: guidance on the practical aspects of concreting, 4th Ed., The Concrete Society UK [ISBN: 9781904482901]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • The Concrete Society 2017, Design and Detailed - Eurocode 2, 4th Ed. [ISBN: 9781904482918]
  • Chanakya Arya 2009, Design of structural elements, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 9780415467209]
  • M. Clara Gonçalves and Fernanda Margarido 2015, Materials for Construction and Civil Engineering: Science, Processing, and Design, Springer London [ISBN: 97833190836]
  • A. M. Neville 2012, Properties of Concrete, 5th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 9780582230705]
  • Neil Jackson and Ravindra K. Dhir, Civil Engineering Materials, 5th Ed., Macmillan [ISBN: 0-333-63683-X]
  • A. M. Neville, J. J. Brooks 1993, Concrete Technology, Longman [ISBN: 0582988594]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 2012, Design Aids Booklet
  • Guidance document: The Concrete SocietyGuidance document: The Concrete Society 2015, Concrete on Site (parts 1 -12)
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 5 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory

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