Truss model and compression field theory for beams failing in shear and torsion; design of deep beams and corbels; design of two way slab systems using direct design method with beams and drop panels; design of two-way slab floor using elastic frame method. Introduction to prestressed concrete: pretensioning vs. post-tensioning technology; prestressing material properties; behaviour and design of statically-determined prestressed concrete beams in flexure, shear and serviceability; design of precast concrete hollow-core slabs and double-tee beams for building construction.
Weekly Contact: Lab:2 hrs. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1