Introduction. Design limit states. Ultimate and Serviceability limit states. Design against axial actions: Assumptions, Properties of materials. Rectangular sections. Axial tension. Prevalent Bending, diagrams and CEB design tables. Prevalent Compression. Slabs. One-way slabs, Two-way slabs. Cantilever Slabs. Flat slabs. Stairs. Modelling of RC structures. Construction detailing, minimum covers, distance of bars, allowed curvatures. Minimum requirements per structural element (sectional dimensions, minimum reinforcement). Course assignment: (i) software development for the calculation of the yield and capacity bending moment of a rectangular concrete section. (ii) Slab design of a concrete structure.
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