This course focuses on the fundamental mechanical behavior of structural concrete.
Specifically, each student is required to understand the following items: (1) limit state design method of structural concrete, (2) fracture mechanics of concrete, and (3) the basic concept of the size effect of structural concrete.
By the end of this course, each student will be able to:
(1) understand the basic concept on the mechanical design of structural concrete.
(2) calculate the flexural capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force.
(3) calculate the shear capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to shear force.
(4) calculate the torsion capacity of a reinforced concrete member subjected to torsion.
(5) understand the basic concept on the fracture mechanics of concrete and the size effect of structural concrete.
Limit state design method, Fracture mechanics of concrete, Size effect, Torsion, Structural concrete
✔ 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. In the class, students will be asked by the instructor and need to answer to these questions. In an odd year of the western calender, the lecture will be given by English and in an even year of the western calender, the lecture will be given by Japanese.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Introduction and various current topics of structural concrete. | |
Class 2 | Various design method of structural concrete. | |
Class 3 | Limit state design method of structural concrete and material factor. | |
Class 4 | Limit state design method of structural concrete and load factor. | |
Class 5 | Limit state design method of structural concrete and partial safety factors. | |
Class 6 | Mechanical behavior of structural concrete subjected to bending moment. | Assignment No.1: Ultimate capacity of structural concrete member subjected to bending moment. |
Class 7 | Basics of fracture mechanics of concrete. | Submission of Assignment No.1. |
Class 8 | Fracture energy of concrete and tension softening curve. | Return of Assignment No.1 and comments. |
Class 9 | Flexural strength of concrete and its size effect. | |
Class 10 | Mechanical behavior of structural concrete subjected to bending moment and axial force. | Assignment No.2: Ultimate capacity of structural concrete member subjected to bending moment and axial force. |
Class 11 | Mechanical behavior of structural concrete subjected to shear force. | Submission of Assignment No.2. |
Class 12 | Truss analogy and modified truss analogy. | Return of Assignment No.2 and comments. |
Class 13 | Shear capacity of structural concrete member subjected to shear force. | |
Class 14 | Mechanical behavior of structural concrete subjected to torsion. | |
Class 15 | Torsion capacity of structural concrete member subjected to torsion. |
The copy of the PPT files used for the lecture will be delivered timely.
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Assignment (10%), and Final exam (90%). 60% is required to get the credit.
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Junichiro Niwa: e-mail: jniwa[at]cv.titech.ac.jp, 03-5734-2584
Questions are welcome at any time. Appointment in advance through e-mail is highly recommended.
Final exam will be done as the class 16.