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 Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need to have pre-knowledge of structural mechanics and structural design.

2018/9, 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: Aamir Khokhar
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
- Structural labs are used to deliver contents and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material (LO1 to LO3).
- Lectures and tutorials cover the theory, analytical and numerical techniques (LO1 to LO6).
- Lectures and tutorials cover the applications of Eurocodes to reinforced concrete design (LO4 to LO6).

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers.
Guest speakers offer the opportunity for networking and development of job search strategy.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through two courseworks on Design of reinforced concrete members to Eurocodes (LO4 and LO5) and Fracture properties of structural concrete (LO1) and a sit-in module examination (LO1 to LO6).

Research/teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures under varied loading and environmental conditions.
Relevant research findings are delivered within the module.

Supporting equality and diversity
All materials are available on a Virtual Learning Environment to cater for the diverse student group.
Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
The content of the module provides all international students with an understanding of international codes.
International case studies are cited as appropriate.
International students are encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home nation.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 157
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 20 1-3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Other 20 4-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Concrete: constituents and their properties, plastic and hardened properties, strength, durability and influencing factors as well as strengths, stiffness, fracture parameters, loading/environmental conditions, constitutive relationships, plastic and visco-plastic models, cracking models.
Reinforcement: properties, bond-slip, stiffening, dowel action, constitutive relationships.
Reinforced concrete (RC): stress-strain relationship of concrete and steel and their relevance to reinforced concrete design, the importance of the interaction between concrete and steel and its influence on RC behaviour and structural response.
Durability of reinforced concrete: durability of reinforced concrete and influencing factors.
Basic principles of:
EC2: design of (prestressed) concrete structures and components.
EC4: Design of composite structures.


Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: critically appraise the physical, material and structural properties of fresh and hardened concrete under varied loading and environmental conditions;
LO2: analyse 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;
LO4: understand the background and development of advanced structural Eurocodes;
LO5: design concrete structures and components to Eurocodes;
LO6: design concrete structures and components for which no Code of Practice exists, e.g. yield line theory.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - A.M.NEVILLE, J.J BROOKS (2010) CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY: PEARSON EDUCATION, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780273732198
Core - A. M. NEVILLE (2011) PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE: PEARSON, 5th ed.
N. JACKSON, R.K.DHIR (1996) CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS: PALGRAVE, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780333636831
I. VAYAS, A. ILIOPOULOS (2014) DESIGN OF STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE BRIDGES TO EUROCODES: CRC PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781466557444
E. G. NAWY (2000) REINFORCED CONCRETE: A FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH: PRENTICE HALL, 4th ed.
E.G. NAWY (2000) PRESTRESSED CONCRETE: A FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH: PRENTICE HALL, 3rd ed.
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