Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CEN204
Module Title: Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of the module to introduce the principles and concepts related to the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.
Learning outcomes 
A. Recognize the principles of limit state, importance of materials behavior and contribution, performance of various forms of structural members, combination of actions, path and forms of the structural loading as well as health and safety issues related to the design.

B. Interpret rules from Eurocodes into reinforced concrete and steelwork design and evaluate the limiting values for any section chosen.

C. Apply engineering knowledge in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.

D. Produce initial design decisions, sizing and selection of elemental structural members.

E. Analyse experimental results and determine their validity and accuracy.

F. Develop experience and key skills in data manipulation, presentation of analysis and design methodologies, report writing and self-learning.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Reinforced Concrete

Lectures Descriptions

1 General Introduction. Codes of practice. Reinforced concrete as composite material. Principle of limit state design. Partial safety factors. Simplified stress/strain relationships for concrete and reinforcing steel. Insitu/precast construction. Durability. Fire resistance. Robustness. Definition and combination of actions.

2 - 4 Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beam. Singly and doubly reinforced section. Flanged section.

5 Loading arrangements. Analysis of structure. Continuous beam. BM and SF envelopes.

6 - 7 Shear design. Anchorage bond and laps in reinforcement. Deflections. Cracking. Detailing requirements.

8 - 9 Reinforced concrete slab design. One-way and two-way slabs.

10 Design of reinforced concrete column. Slenderness effect. Design charts and interaction diagram.

11 - 12 Foundation design. Bearing pressures. Limit states. Bending design. Punching shear capacity.

Structural Steelwork

Lectures Descriptions

1 Introduction to Eurocode 0 and 1.

2 - 5 Basic revision of the production of shear force and bending moment diagrams for various forms of structures and loads. Plastic modulus of sections. Classification of sections and shear and moment capacities of sections based on classification.

6 - 7 Effect of axial and shear loads on the moment capacities of sections, theoretical and practical effects.

8 Column (in compression only) buckling resistance

9 Beam lateral torsional buckling resistance

10 Member buckling resistance under compression and bending moment

11 -12 Composite, health and safety, holding down system, simply and moment connection, fireproof, dynamic issues, sustainability.

Note: The lecture arrangements are subject to change according to student progress. Please check email/announcement regularly for updates.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52     13  6    79  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Examination 70.00
2 Lab Report 15.00
3 Coursework Assignment – Steelwork 15.00

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