students will be ableto identify the principle of prestressed concrete and its applications, methodsof prestressing, appropriate design codes. Apply appropriate codes to designprestressed concrete beams and slabs. Analyze the differences and similaritiesbetween design codes for prestressed concrete. Evaluate the different systemsand their advantages and disadvantages. Design basic prestressed concrete beam,continuous beam and prestressing regime.
Goals: Present the most common finite elements, their properties and appropriate use for the modelling of structural systems in order to increase the competency of the students to the development of structural models and further enhance their ability and confidence in the use of software to analyse structures. The student will be required to use commercial software and discuss modelling of supports.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student should have an increased competency in the application of finite elements for the modelling of structural systems. This will require several skills, including 1) Choosing correct modelling elements, 2) Choosing correct load representation, 3) Developing appropriate geometry and boundary conditions, 4) Apply software to attain displacements and stresses, 5) Interpret output in terms of stated goals of analysis, 6) Validate results using simplified models and hand calculations.
- Upon completion of the subject students will be able to: a)Form the design philosophy for all the elements of a typical concrete structure, b)Understand the behavior of reinforced concrete at different levels: material level, element level and structural level, c) Evaluate methods of designing concrete structural elements including continuous beams, slabs, shear walls and columns,d) Employ the strut and tie method for the design of simple concrete structures, e)Employ an analysis system for the determination of stress and deformation in a reinforced concrete structure. Employ FRP and UHPFRCC composites for repairing and strengthening of reinforced concrete structures.