2020　Structural Concrete

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Instructor(s)
Niwa Junichiro  Chijiwa Nobuhiro
Class Format
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(M113)  Thr3-4(M113)
Group
-
Course number
CVE.E301
Credits
2
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the fundamental mechanical behavior of structural concrete, which holds the important role in civil engineering structures, such as concrete bridges. In addition, to prevent the brittle failure of structural concrete, the basics of shear failure are also explained. Specifically, each student is required to be able to calculate the following items: (1) flexural cracking capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment, (2) flexural capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment or bending moment and axial force, (3) flexural cracking width of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment, and (4) shear capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to shear force. Although these contents are quite fundamental for the structural concrete, they are strongly required practically. It is expected for each student to fully understand the contents of this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, each student will be able to:
(1) calculate the flexural cracking capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
(2) calculate the flexural capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment or bending moment and axial force.
(3) calculate the flexural cracking width of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
(4) calculate the shear capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to shear force.

Keywords

reinforced concrete, flexural cracking, flexural failure, flexural moment and axial force, shear failure

Competencies that will be developed

 ✔ Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

To confirm whether the students have understood the contents of each class or not, some assignment will be given occasionally. When the class of "pure flexure" is finished, the midterm exam will be done to check the acquisition of students whether they can understand the contents of classes. Final exam will be done for all of contents in this course. In the class, students will be asked by the instructor and need to answer to these questions.

Course schedule/Required learning

Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamental three mechanical conditions for structural concrete, and the introduction of famous prestressed concrete bridges in the world as the application of structural concrete.
Class 2 Flexural cracking capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment, and size effect.
Class 3 Nonlinear behavior of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
Class 4 Yielding and failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
Class 5 Calculation of flexural capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. Assignment No.1: Flexural cracking and failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
Class 6 Mechanical behaviorof a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force. Submission of Assignment No.1.
Class 7 Failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force, and the interaction diagram. Return of Assignment No.1 and comments.
Class 8 Confirmation of the basics of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. Mid term exam.
Class 9 Flexural cracking of a reinforced concrete member. Return of Mid term exam. Assignment No.2: Failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force.
Class 10 Flexural cracking width of a reinforced concrete member and durability. Submission of Assignment No.2.
Class 11 Mechanical behavior of a reinforced concrete beam subjected to shear. Return of Assignment No.2 and comments. Assignment No.3: Flexural cracking width of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment.
Class 12 Truss analogy and the problem. Submission of Assignment No.3.
Class 13 Modified truss analogy. Return of Assignment No.3 and comments.
Class 14 Modified truss analogy and the problem.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

The copy of PPT files used for the lecture will be delivered timely.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Junichiro Niwa: "Basics of Structural Concrete", (2nd Edition), Suuri-Kougaku Sha, ISBN: 978-4-86481-052-4.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assignment (10%), Attendance (10%), Midterm exam (40%) and Final exam (40%). 60% is required to get the credit.

Related courses

• CVE.A202 ： Structural Mechanics I
• CVE.E201 ： Concrete Engineering
• CVE.N231 ： Concrete and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory I
• CVE.N331 ： Concrete and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is desirable for students to obtain the credit of Structural Mechanics 1 and Concrete Engineering.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Junichiro Niwa: e-mail: jniwa[at]cv.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-2584

Office hours

Questions are welcome at any time. Appointment in advance through e-mail is highly recommended.

Other

Midterm exam will be done as the class No.8 and final exam will be done as the class No.15.