Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.01.2019 - 20.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Jari Puttonen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III (spring 2019) and III (spring 2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Explain the roles of steel and concrete for the load bearing capacity of reinforced concrete structures
  • Calculate reinforcement bars against cross-sectional load resultants
  • Use strut-and-tie method for design against loadings in ultimate limit states
  • Summarise the significance to consider concrete cracking in designing
  • Consider specific features of reinforced concrete structure: detail planning of reinforcement, connections, brittle and ductile behaviour

 (The course is a part of the requirements for designers of reinforced concrete structures in Finland)

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fundamentals of the design and dimensioning of reinforced concrete structures, intercoupling between reinforcement and concrete, tension stiffening, strut-and-tie method, influence of cracking on dimensioning, details of reinforcement and splices, dimensioning of cross-section in bending, shear and torsion, ultimate and servicebility limit states, reliability of reinforced concrete structures, use of plasticity theory
with reinforced concrete, basics of the dimensioning of fibre concrete.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Written examination, participation in obligatory
teaching, obligatory home exercises.

Course includes obligatory exercises that shall be
made during the course. The approval of exercises is a precondition for the
participation in the examination. Exercises are valid only for the lecture
period under concern.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h/ 18 %; Exercises 24 h/ 18 %; Group work 41h/31%, Independent work
41 t/ 31 %; Examination 3 t/ 2 %

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, model solutions to calculation exercises. Literature:  Wight J.K. and MacGregor J.G.
Reinforced Concrete, Mechanics and Design (recommended), Pearson Education Ltd, 2016, Support material: Selected parts of Finnish codes and design quides e.g. SFS-EN 1992-1-1, The National Building
Code of Finland B4, Concrete structures (fi, swe), Addiotional English reading: Hassoun M.N and Al-Manaseer:
Structural Concrete - Theory and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Additional Finnsh reading, for example BY 210 Betonirakenteiden suunnittelu ja mitoitus 2005, Suomen betoniyhdistys r.y. (in Finnish). 

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Common courses in Building Technology, particularly courses CIV-E1020 and CIV-E1030.

-theory of elastic beams, basis of structural reliability (limit state design), basic material models



Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Weight of examination in approval 100 %.

For well-graded obligatory home exercises, the
examination grade is raised by one if the grade is 1, 2, 3 or 4. The home
exercise is considered in the marking of the examination for examinations held
before the start of the next lecture period of the course. Possible group works will be graded using the scale Pass/Fail


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Through Oodi


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