Course Title : Concrete Engineering

Code 35360
Course Year 3rd year
Class day & Period Wednesday・5
Location kyotsu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor An Lin,

Course Description

The basic analysis theory and the design technique of reinforced concrete (RC) and prestressed concrete (PC) structure are explained.


Grading is based on the result of final examination and reports.

Course Goals

Students are expected to understand the mechanical behaviors of RC and PC structures members such as beams and collumns, based on the fundamentals learned in this course.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Introduction of concrete structures (RC&PC) 
Fundamental of design 2 Design code and specifications
Materials 1 The mechanical behavior of concrete, reinforcing steel and others are explained
Bonding behavior 2 The mechanism of bonding between concrete and steel
Flexural behavior 2 The mechanical behavior and the capacity of RC section subjected to the flexural moment and/or the uniaxial force are explained
Shear behavior 2 The mechanical behavior and the capacity of RC section subjected to the shear are explained.
Crack and deflection 2 Cracking mechanism and evaluation of deflection of RC member are explained.
Prestressed concrete I 1 Effects of Prestressing
Prestressing steel
concrete for prestressed construction
Prestressed concrete II 1 Elastic flexural analysis
Flexural strength
Confirmation of understanding of lecture 1 A confirmation of understanding of lecture is examined


Arthur H.Nilson, David Darwin and Charles W.Dolan: Design of Concrete Structures, Mc Graw Hill,2010


K. Kobayashi: Concrete Engineering, Morikita Publishing Co., Ltd., 3,150JPY
James K.Wight, James G.MacGregor: Reinforced Concrete Mechanics & Design, Pearson,2010


Students of this class had better take ‘Structural Mechanics I and Exercises (30080)’ in 2nd year and ‘Construction Materials (30240)’ in 3rd year.

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