Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Structural Concrete

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11118
Module leader: Aikaterini Marinelli
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Unit 1: Introduction - Materials for making concrete - Properties of Fresh Concrete
Unit 2: Concrete mix design principles and Properties of hardened concrete
Unit 3: Materials science and Fracture Mechanics for Concrete
Unit 4: Dimensional Stability of Concrete
Unit 5: Durability of Concrete and Inspection Strategies
Unit 6: Introduction to Prestressed Concrete Design
Unit 7: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures – Bending
Unit 8: Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures (Shear) and Composite Prestressed/RC structures
Unit 9: Design of Composite Prestressed/RC structures – Examples
Unit 10: Introduction to Composite Steel-Concrete structures
Unit 11: Design of Composite sections (ULS) and shear connectors

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: critically appraise the physical, material and structural properties of fresh and hardened concrete under varied loading and environmental conditions;

LO2: analyze the non-linear mechanical/structural behaviour of concrete and reinforcement;

LO3: critically appraise reinforced concrete durability, main causes and mechanisms involved in RC deterioration and assessment/rehabilitation techniques of RC affected by corrosion, with a view towards enhancing sustainability of concrete construction;

LO4: Examine elements of the background and development of advanced structural Eurocodes;

LO5: Apply and critically assess principles of design for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and components according to Eurocodes EC0, EC1, EC2;

LO6: Apply and critically assess principles of design for composite steel-concrete structural elements according to Eurocodes EC0, EC1, EC4;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aikaterini Marinelli
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1-3 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Project - Written 60 4-6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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