Advanced Concrete Performance M ENG5224
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course introduces students to design methods for concrete structures, for which no Code of Practice exists. It is also designed to give students a basic understanding of the nonlinear finite element method of concrete structures and how this method can be used in the design process.
1 session per week
50% Written Exam
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aims of this course are to:
■ introduce the nonlinear material behaviour of concrete;
■ develop models of aspects of concrete structures to ensure they capture all important behaviour;
■ explain how to interpret and use modelling predictions;
■ use the lower bound approach to design.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to
■ design concrete structures for which no Code of Practice exists;
■ interpret and use computational modelling predictions in the design process.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.