Course Code: 5620481
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ERDEM CANBAY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620382
The course set above should be completed before taking CE481 REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES.

Course Objective

Together with CE382, this course establishes a reasonable background in reinforced concrete for those who are inclined towards structural engineering.

Course Content

General RC behavior: Moment-curvature relationship; plastic hinge, redistribution. Behavior and strength of members under combined shear and torsion: Equilibrium torsion, compatibility torsion, punching, capacity design. Repair/Strengthening Principles: Column, beam, slab repair, structural system improvement. Seismic design principles. Serviceability. Detailing.

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is to improve the ability of the interested students to design RC frame, wall or wall-frame structures and its components for gravity and earthquake induced loading. In addition, the course aims at the recognition of the need for life-long learning and directs the students towards research. For this purpose students are asked to form small groups (3-4 students form one group) and each group is a assigned a research topic. The groups are asked to present a 30 page report and make an oral presentation (not longer than 30 minutes) on their research topic. In this respect, the course also aims at the development of the ability to use the techniques and the skills for engineering practice and to communicate effectively.