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CIVL8032 - Prestressed Concrete and Mason

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Title:Prestressed Concrete and Mason
Long Title:Prestressed Concrete and Masonry Design
Module Code:CIVL8032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2024
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: BRIAN O ROURKE
Module Description: This module will provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of the design of prestressed concrete and masonry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the principles of prestressed concrete design
LO2 Design pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete beams, floor slabs and bridge beams
LO3 Apply code of practice procedures to the design of prestressed concrete elements
LO4 Design vertically and laterally loaded masonry walls
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
Prestressed concrete
Principles of prestressed concrete design: Prestressing and the prestressed section, feasible prestressing zone, Magnel lines, transfer and service stresses, loss of prestress, ultimate limit states of flexure and shear, deflection, composite members.
Structural masonry
Masonry units, materials and properties. Vertically and laterally loaded masonry walls.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination75.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination Design a vertically and/or laterally loaded masonry wall 4 25.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 75.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Presentation of theory and examples 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Design problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Self study 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
Lecture Presentation of theory and examples 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Design problems 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent Learning Self study 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers 2019, Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2, 1.3 Ed., The Institution of Structural Engineers [ISBN: 9780901297426]
  • A J Threlfall 2002, An Introduction to Prestressed Concrete, British Cement Association [ISBN: 0721015867]
  • Eugene O'Brien, Andrew Dixon, Emma Sheils 2012, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design to EC2 [ISBN: 9780415571951]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • William M.C. McKenzie 2013, Design of Structural Elements to Eurocode, 2nd. Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230217713]
  • The International Masonry Society 1997, Eurocode for Masonry, ENV 1996-1-1 - Guidance and Worked Examples, 1st Ed. Ed., The International Masonry Society Stoke-on-Trent
  • Gilbert, Mickleborough and Ranzi 2017, Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2, 2nd Ed., CRC press Croydon [ISBN: 9781466573109]
  • K. S. Elliott, A. K. Tovey 1992, Precast concrete frame buildings, British Cement Association Slough [ISBN: 9780721014166]
  • Elliott K. S. 1996, Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures, Blackwell Science Cambridge, MA [ISBN: 9780632034154]
  • F.K. Kong, R.H. Evans 1990, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, 3rd Ed., Spon Press [ISBN: 9780419245605]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Booklet: Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 2012, Design Aids Booklet
  • Design Standard: NSAIThe Structural Eurocodes
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 7 Elective
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 7 Mandatory

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