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.
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.
reinforced concrete, flexural cracking, flexural failure, flexural moment and axial force, shear failure
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
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.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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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 crack formation and yielding of rebar in a reinforced concrete beam subjected to bending moment. | |
Class 3 | Yielding and failure of a reinforced concrete beam subjected to bending moment. | |
Class 4 | Calculation of flexural capacity of a reinforced concrete beam subjected to bending moment. | Assignment No.1: Flexural cracking and failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. |
Class 5 | Mechanical behaviorof a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force, Interaction diagram | |
Class 6 | Calculation of the capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force. | Assignment No.2: Failure of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force. |
Class 7 | Confirmation of the basics of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. | Mid term exam. |
Class 8 | Compressive failure of a reinforced concrete member and the P-Δ effect. | |
Class 9 | Flexural cracking width of a reinforced concrete member and durability. | |
Class 10 | Calculation of flexural crack width of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. | Assignment No.3: Flexural crack width of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment. |
Class 11 | Mechanical behavior of a reinforced concrete beam subjected to shear. | |
Class 12 | Calculation of shear capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to shear. | Assignment No.4: Shear capacity of a reinforced concrete member. |
Class 13 | Loading test of reinforced concrete beams. | |
Class 14 | Design of a reinforced concrete beam to meet the load-bearing capacity requirement. |
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
The copy of PPT files used for the lecture will be delivered timely.
Junichiro Niwa: "Basics of Structural Concrete", (2nd Edition), Suuri-Kougaku Sha, ISBN: 978-4-86481-052-4.
Attendance (10%), Midterm exam (40%) and Final exam (50%). 60% is required to get the credit.
It is desirable for students to obtain the credit of Structural Mechanics 1 and Concrete Engineering.
Midterm exam will be done as the class No.7 and final exam will be done as the class No.15.
A function calculator is necessary (PC or smart phones cannot be used).