Reinforced Concrete III

Course Description:

In this course, the design of reinforced concrete structures (RC) for seismic loading is considered, together with further design topics of RC structures. After the completion of the course the student will be able to design and detail RC structures under seismic actions; both aspects are considered, namely seismic performance and related design and construction aspects.

• Semester 8
• Teaching hours 4
• Instructors C. Zeris (Coordinator)

Prerequisite Knowledge

Solid mechanics, building materials, Drawing, Reinforced concrete I.

Course Units

# Title Description Hours
1 Introduction Basis of earthquake design 1Χ4=4
2 Materials' behavior Steel and concrete under cyclic actions 1Χ4=4
3 Pathology, Damages Earthquake damaged structures 1Χ4=4
4 Ductility Curvature and displacement ductility. Local and general ductility. Factor affecting ductility. Confinement. 1Χ4=4
5 Beams Beams under seismic actions 1Χ4=4
6 Columns Columns under seismic actions 1Χ4=4
7 Walls Walls under seismic actions 1Χ4=4
8 Applications Design of RC members under seismic actions 1Χ4=4
9 Anchorages, nodes Maximum bar diameter passing through node. Node integrity 2Χ4=8
10 Struts and ties Design with strut and tie models. Corbels. Deep beams 2Χ4=8
11 Deformations Serviceability limit states. Deflection control. Long- and short-term deflections. Cases where calculations may be omitted 1Χ4=8

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

1. know the performance of reinforced concrete under seismic response
2. understand the meaning and significance of the design and construction requirements, as well as the physical meaning of the design analysis models
3. design and detail a framed RC structure under seismic actions (reinforcement, detailing, drawings, sections etc.)
4. design members for which plane section analysis is not fully applicable.

Teaching Methods

 Teaching methods Lectures in class; examples solved in class Blackboard, powerpoint presentations Yes, solved in class Project

Student Assessment

• Final written exam: 70%
• Assignments (projects, reports): 30%

Textbooks - Bibliography

1. Reinforced concrete design to Eurocode 2, B. Mosley, J. Bungey, R. Hulse
2. Design and detailing of structures, 3rd Ed., M. Karaveziroglou Weber
3. Reinforced concrete structures and foundations, Th. Τassios
4. Design and performance of RC structures under earthquake loads, 2nd ed., C. Karagiannis
5. Aseismic design of RC buildings according to EC8 with numerical examples, J. Avramidis, A. Athanatopoulou, K. Morphidis, A. Sextos
6. Seismic design of RC and Masonry buildings, T. Paylay and N. Priestey
7. Reinforced concrete structures according to the new seismic Design regulations, G. Penelis, K. Stylianides, A. Kappos, Ch. Ignatakis
8. RC Laboratory Notes (2 volumes)
9. Eurocode 2 Formulae
10. Notes at mycourses

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