Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 3231 - Concrete Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course presents design and detailing of cast-in-place, reinforced concrete flexural and compression members for strength and serviceability in accordance with American Concrete Institute specifications. (prereq: AE 3201 ) (coreq: AE 3211 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze cast-in-place, reinforced concrete buildings to determine the internal forces in members from external loads and member deflections
  • Calculate the moment-curvature behavior of reinforced concrete sections subjected to flexure and apply the behavior for the design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs for flexural strength
  • Design reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs for flexural, shear, and torsional strength, and detail for serviceablity and construction
  • Design and detail reinforced concrete spread footings to support axial loads
  • Design and detail reinforced concrete columns and walls for axial and flexural loads
  • Calculate the moment magnification in non-sway, reinforced concrete columns
  • Integrate the behavior and design of individual members into the design of an overall structure
  • Understand the fundamental principles underlying the reinforced concrete building code and what drives changes in the building code

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Principles of structural engineering

Course Topics
  • Analysis of reinforced concrete structures
  • Moment-curvature behavior
  • Nominal flexural capacity
  • Design of beams for flexure and deflection
  • Development of reinforcement
  • Shear and torsion capacity
  • Continuous beam and slab design
  • Spread footing and retaining wall design
  • P-M interaction diagrams
  • Design of compression members
  • Design of walls
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures

Dr. Todd Davis

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