CIV8802 Advanced Prestressed Concrete
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Advanced Prestressed Concrete|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||030903 - Structural Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||25 August 2019|
Examiner: Weena Lokuge
Completion of undergraduate course CIV3506 Concrete Structures or equivalent. Familiarity with design standards for structural engineering.
This course provides students with an opportunity to enhance their skills in prestressed concrete design and applications.
Prestressed concrete is used extensively in bridges, multistorey buildings and many other important parts of today's modern infrastructure. The inherent weakness of concrete in tension is offset by introducing a pre-compression in a prestressed member, which improves its service load behaviour, such as reduced deflections and cracking. An advanced understanding of its behaviour is essential before safe and economical designs can be produced. This course will provide a detailed coverage of: The behaviour of prestressed concrete, analysis and design for strength and serviceability of prestressed concrete members, such as beams and slabs including continuous members, and anchorage design and losses in prestress. It will also cover the recent advances in prestressed technology including external post-tensioning, use of fibre reinforced plastics in prestressing and improvement in the durability of prestressed concrete structures.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of the course, students should be able to:
- evaluate the behaviour and design of prestressed concrete beams and slabs (including statically indeterminate beams and slabs) and design tendon layout, which satisfy the strength and serviceability limit states as required by design standards;
- analyse the stresses in anchorage zones and design end anchorages for prestressed concrete beams and slabs;
- evaluate the short-term and long-term losses in prestressing and design prestressed structures considering these losses;
- discuss and appraise the recent advances in the prestressed concrete technology including the use of advanced materials and application of new technologies.
|1.||Introduction to prestressed concrete||5.00|
|2.||Analysis and design for flexure||20.00|
|3.||Shear, bond & bearing||10.00|
|6.||Losses in prestress||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=CIV8802)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|DISCUSSIONS/QUIZZES||250||25||18 Jul 2019||(see note 1)|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||250||25||29 Aug 2019|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||500||50||24 Oct 2019|
- Discussions and quizzes will be assessed throughout the semester.
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. (ii) Students must participate in discussions posted on the USQStudy Desk.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Students must have access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.