Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Plain & Reinforced Concrete-I

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To familiarize the students with the fundamental properties of concrete.
  • To enable students to design various structural concrete members
Course Outline:
Constituent Materials & Properties: Concrete constituent material and its mechanical properties, Properties of freshly mixed concrete. Durability aspects and factors contributing towards durability, Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete, Mix Design, Quality Control, Additives and Admixtures, Air Entrainment, Lightweight Concrete, Hot and Cold Weather Concrete, Precast Concrete with special reference to Cement Concrete Blocks, Determination of fundamental structural properties of concrete and non-destructive testing (NDT).

Basic Principles of Reinforced Concrete: Basic principles of reinforced concrete design and associated assumptions, Behavior of reinforced concrete members in flexure, Design philosophy, design codes, factor of safety and load factors, Prevailing methods of design of reinforced concrete members.

Working Stress Method of Analysis: Working stress method, serviceability criteria and checks for deflection, crack width, and crack spacing, Importance of working stress method related to pre-stress.

Ultimate Strength Method: Ultimate strength method, analysis of prismatic and non-prismatic sections in flexure, Compatibility based analysis of sections and code requirements for flexure, Analysis of one-way solid and ribbed slabs, two way solid slabs with general discussion on other slab systems, Design for flexure.

Shear in Beams: Shear stress in reinforced concrete sections, models and analogies towards solution of diagonal tension problem, Design for diagonal tension.

Bond, Anchorage & Development Length: Design and detailing for bond, anchorage, development length, laps and splices.

Columns & Footings: Analysis of sections in pure compression, Design of short columns under pure compression and with eccentric loading, Isolated footings, structural design of simple rectangular footing and combined footing.

Lab Outline:

The Design work and/or experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the Laboratory/Design class.

Recommended Books:

  1. Hassoun, M.N. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, PWS Engineering
  2. Wang, C.K. & Charles G.S. Reinforced Concrete Design, Harper and Row.
  3. Arthur H NilsonDavid DarwinCharles W. DolanArthur NilsonCharles Dolan, Design of Concrete Structures. 2003, McGraw-Hill
  4. F.K. Kong, Reinforce & Prestressed Concrete  , 2nd Ed., Van National Reinhold, U.K
  5. A.M. Neville, Properties of Concrete, 4th ed,. John Wiley