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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 401 - Advanced Concrete Design

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course is the second course in reinforced concrete design. Basic design of beams, one-way slabs and short columns is reviewed. New material on continuity, beams subjected to shear and torsional loading, long and biaxially loaded columns, the concepts of prestressed concrete and composite design are introduced. (prereq: AE 3021 , AE 3023 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the ACI requirements for the design of continuous reinforced concrete beams and slabs by the strength design method
  • Understand the requirements for the design of reinforced concrete columns by the strength design method
  • Have a knowledge of methods and design procedures for beams subjected to torsional loading, long columns, biaxially loaded columns, and the concepts of pre-stressed concrete and composite design

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Understand the ultimate strength design method
  • Understand reinforced concrete analysis and design of beams and one way slabs for shear and bending
  • Understand short column analysis for combined bending and axial load
  • Understand statically indeterminate analysis
  • Be able to use structural analysis software

Course Topics
  • Review of the basics of reinforced concrete (1 classes)
  • One way slab and Tee beam design (2 classes/1 lab)
  • ACI moment coefficients. Torsion, shear and moment interaction in beams (6 classes/2 labs)
  • Short Column design review, length effects on columns, magnifying column moments, biaxial bending (6 classes/2 labs)
  • Composite Design (by AISC LRFD criteria) (6 classes/2 labs)
  • Introduction to prestressed concrete design (7 classes/2 labs)
  • Allow one lab for catch-up and/or job site tour and/or guest speaker
  • Exams (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Problem sessions in the topical material. Labs (two-hour problem sessions) (10 sessions)

Douglas Stahl

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