Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CEN204
Module Title: Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
1. To introduce students to the design of reinforced concrete and steel sections in accordance with appropriate Eurocodes.

2. To explain and illustrate the behaviour of reinforced concrete and steel section under various load conditions.

3. To highlight the limiting conditions applicable to both type of construction materials.

4. To emphasize the need for durability, stability, robustness, fitness for purpose, health and safety as well as sustainability issues in the design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

A Understand the principles of limit state, design and the influence of material behaviour as well as the performance of various forms of structural members.

B Interpret rules from Eurocodes into reinforced concrete and steel design.

C Recognise combination of actions, path of the structural loading and evaluate the loading on any structure.

D Acquire knowledge and understanding of the importance of reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures and its contribution to the overall behaviour as well as the selection of appropriate steel section for structural application.

E Demonstrate the understanding of health and safety issues related to the design.

Intellectual Abilities

F Demonstrate ability in making initial design decisions and sizing elemental structural members for any form of applied loading.

G Evaluation of the limiting values for any section chosen.

Practical Skills

H Apply engineering knowledge in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.

I Analyse experimental results and determine their validity and accuracy.

General Transferrable Skills

J Show experience and enhancement of key skills in data manipulation, presentation of analysis and design methodologies, report writing and self-learning.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module is delivered through formal lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Reinforced Concrete

Lectures Descriptions

1 General Introduction. Codes of practice. Reinforced concrete as composite material. Principle of limit state design. Partial safety factors. Simplified stress/strain relationships for concrete and reinforcing steel. Insitu/precast construction. Durability. Fire resistance. Robustness. Definition and combination of actions.

2 - 4 Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beam. Singly and doubly reinforced section. Flanged section.

5 Loading arrangements. Analysis of structure. Continuous beam. BM and SF envelopes.

6 - 7 Shear design. Anchorage bond and laps in reinforcement. Deflections. Cracking. Detailing requirements.

8 - 9 Reinforced concrete slab design. One-way and two-way slabs.

10 Design of reinforced concrete column. Slenderness effect. Design charts and interaction diagram.

11 - 12 Foundation design. Bearing pressures. Limit states. Bending design. Punching shear capacity.

Structural Steelwork

Lectures Descriptions

1 Introduction to Eurocode 0 and 1.

2 - 5 Basic revision of the production of shear force and bending moment diagrams for various forms of structures and loads. Plastic modulus of sections. Classification of sections and shear and moment capacities of sections based on classification.

6 - 7 Effect of axial and shear loads on the moment capacities of sections, theoretical and practical effects.

8 Column (in compression only) buckling resistance

9 Beam lateral torsional buckling resistance

10 Member buckling resistance under compression and bending moment

11 -12 Composite, health and safety, holding down system, simply and moment connection, fireproof, dynamic issues, sustainability.

Note: The lecture arrangements are subject to change according to student progress. Please check email/announcement regularly for updates.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52     13  6    79  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 End Of Semester Final Exam 70.00
2 Coursework Assignment –Reinforced Concrete 10.00
3 Coursework Assignment – Steelwork 10.00
4 Lab Report 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:50:00 AM