ENGRCEE 254 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Behavior and Design (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 254 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Behavior and Design

(Not required for any major.)
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ENGRCEE 254 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Behavior and Design (Credit Units: 4) Flexural strength of reinforced concrete elements. Flexural ductility of unconfined and confined members with axial loads. Shear and torsional behaviors. Strength of reinforced concrete ductile frames and shear walls. Reinforced concrete detailing. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Masanobu Shinozuka
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Material properties of concrete and reinforcing steel
    • Stress-strain
    • Shrinkage
    • Creep characteristics
  • Theory of flexural strength
    • Basic assumptions
    • Summary of idealized stress-strain states
  • Flexural Strength of
    • Rectangular Members
      • Singly and doubly reinforced sections
      • Biaxial bending conditions
    • Flanged sections and other non-rectangular members
      • Effective beam sections
      • Moment redistribution
      • Criteria for lateral instability
    • Short members with axial loads
      • Eccentrically loaded short columns with uniaxial and biaxial bending
    • Slender Members with Axial Loads
      • Behavior of slender columns using the moment magnifier method
  • Flexural Ductility of
    • Unconfined members with axial loads
      • Define curvature ductility
      • Examine its behavior for doubly reinforced members exposed to varying levels of axial loads
    • Confined members with axial loads
      • Effects of confining concrete on curvature ductility
      • Elastoplastic flexural deformations under monotonic and cyclic loading
  • Shear strength and deformation
    • Mechanisms of shear resistance without and with shear reinforcement
    • Diagonal tension shear, shear friction, and corbel shear
    • Interaction of shear-flexure-axial loads, and the effects of cyclic loading
  • Torsional strength and deformation
    • Mechanisms of torsion resistance
      • Plane concrete
      • Web reinforcement
    • Interaction of torsion-shear-flexural loads
    • Effects of cyclic loading
  • Bond and anchorage of reinforcement
    • Mechanisms of
      • Bond resistance
      • Development lengths
      • Splice lengths
      • Mechanical splices
  • Service load behavior
    • Elastic theory of stresses in members due to flexure
    • Effective cracked sections determination
    • Deflection control
    • Crack control
  • Strength of reinforced concrete ductile frames
    • Elastic design methods
    • Moment redistribution
    • Plastic hinge formation
    • Plastic hinge degradation
    • Limit state design methods
    • Designing of seismic loads
  • Strength of reinforced concrete shear walls
    • Behavior of tall and squat rectangular shear walls
    • Behavior of flanged shear walls
    • Boundary element requirements
    • Interaction of shear walls with
      • Each other
      • Rigid joint concrete frames
    • Coupled shear walls
  • Reinforced concrete detailing
    • Slabs
    • Beams
    • Columns
    • Ductile frames
    • Shear walls
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
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Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 7, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr