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CS3001 - Concrete Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Concrete Technology: Properties of plastic and hardened concrete; mix design; concrete constructions; sustainability in concrete engineering Reinforced Concrete: Flexural design of singly and doubly reinforced beams; T beams; shear design of beams; development length, curtailment and lap splice; serviceability limit state - deflection and crack control; RC column design; RC slab design Prestressed Concrete: Concept and construction methods; advantages of prestressed concrete; stresses in simple uncracked members; equivalent loads and load balancing; deflections; prestress losses; ultimate bending strength

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the properties of fresh and hardened concrete; and identify potential issues in concrete structures and describe different innovative technologies to overcome those issues;
  • design concrete mix to satisfy strength and durability requirements and perform basic quality control tests to determine concrete material properties;
  • describe sustainability aspects of cement and concrete; and identify various methods of producing environmental friendly concrete;
  • analyse and design various reinforced concrete structural elements such as beams, slabs, and columns based on limit state design principles to meet the strength and serviceability requirements;
  • describe the principles of prestressing in concrete structures; and analyse and design prestressed concrete beams to meet the strength and serviceability requirements.
Prerequisites: CS2001


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Rabin Tuladhar.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (15% - 50%); assignments (15%); practicals (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.