Dr. Rudi Seracino
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
CE 726 Advanced Theory of Concrete Structures
3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the non-linear behavior of reinforced concrete. The emphasis is on basic behavioral characteristics, and the primary course objective is to develop a capability in the students to apply the fundamentals of reinforced concrete behavior to the design of reinforced concrete systems. In order to accomplish this objective, we will study material level behavior, member level behavior, and system level behavior.
Students must have completed an undergraduate course on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete, and ideally would also have a second concrete structures analysis and design course, such as prestressed concrete.
Topics will be selected from:
- Nonlinear material properties
- Nonlinear layered-sectional analysis
- Strut and Tie analysis and design of disturbed regions
- Shear analysis and design
- Plastic analysis of slabs
- Biaxial bending of columns
Homework – 25% (approximately one assignment every two weeks)
Midterm Exam – 15% (open notes)
Project – 25% (due end of semester)
Final Exam – 35% (open notes)
No text book is required. Optional references will be announced in class.