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CS3001 - Concrete Engineering

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (15%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CS2001


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Rabin Tuladhar.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 26 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.