INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
20152016
SYLLABUS 
Code 
Name 
Level 
Year 
Semester 
ARC 325 
Reinforced Concrete Structures 
Undergraduate 
3 
Fall 
Status 
Number of ECTS Credits 
Class Hours Per Week 
Total Hours Per Semester 
Language 
Compulsory 
5 
2 + 2 
125 
English 
Introduction to reinforced concrete as a structural material. Production, properties and technology of concrete. Concrete classes and characteristic strengths. Mixture, components and casting. Reinforcement, production, types and performance in concrete. Mechanics and behavior of RC, assumptions and specifications. Design Theories Principles of ULS Theory. Simple and combined bending (rectangular and T sections). Shear Design. 
COURSE OBJECTIVE 
• Understanding of the reinforced concrete as structural material, its components, technology, concrete classes and reinforcement;
• Understanding of the behavior and performance of reinforced structures exposed to the load;
• Understanding and application of methods and principles for RC elements design according to the Eurocode 2 and relationship to PBAB ’87 design. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Introduction to reinforced concrete as a structural material. Production, properties and technology of concrete. Concrete classes and characteristic strengths. Mixture, components and casting.
 Reinforcement, production, types and performance in concrete. Mechanics and behavior of RC, assumptions and specifications.
 Mechanics and behavior of RC, assumptions and specifications. Design Theories. Principles of ULS Theory.
 Simple and combined bending (rectangular sections)
 Simple and combined bending (rectangular sectionscontinuation)
 Simple and combined bending (T sections)
 Shear Design
 Beams
 Midterm Examination
 Slabs (one way and two way slabs and other slabs)
 Slabs (one way and two way slabs and other slabscontinuation)
 Columns (without and with buckling)
 High girders and Walls. Special cantilevers. Skeleton frames
 Foundations
 Final exam prepup

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Introduction to reinforced concrete as a structural material. Production, properties and technology of concrete. Concrete classes and characteristic strengths. Mixture, components and casting.

 Introduction to reinforced concrete calculations.
 Simple beam, rectangular cross section  design and calculation
 Simple beam, rectangular cross section  distribution of the reinforcement and reinforcement drawing
 Overhanging beam on both sides, rectangular cross section  design and calculation
 Overhanging beam on both sides, rectangular cross section  distribution of the reinforcement and reinforcement drawing
 Axial loading and bending of the columns (without buckling)
 T section beams  design, calculation, distribution of the reinforcement and reinforcement drawing
 Midterm Examination
 Slab calculation  load distribution and calculation, reinforcement calculation
 Slab calculation  reinforcement displacement
 Beam calculation  bending calculation  load distribution and calculation, reinforcement calculation
 Beam calculation  shear calculation  load distribution and calculation, reinforcement calculation
 Beam calculation  reinforcement displacement drawing
 Final exam prepup

Description 
 Interactive Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Assignments

Description (%) 
Homework  2  25  Midterm Exam(s)  1  25  Attendance    Final Exam  1  40  +Attendance and activity  2  10 

Learning outcomes 
 Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the theories, principles and practices of reinforced concrete;
 Critically review the role of reinforces concrete in specific structure or application in the light of sustainability;
 Creatively apply design knowledge in process of the reinforced concrete structures design process;
 Interpretation, reading and understanding of the RC designs;
 Understand the behavior of the reinforced structures under the specific loading

TEXTBOOK(S) 
 1. Reinforced Concrete Structures: Analysis and Design, David Fanella;
 2. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Dayaratnam P, Oxford & IBH;
 3. Reinforced Concrete: A Fundamental Approach, Edward G. Nawy, 5th Edition, 2003, Prentice Hall;

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD 
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)  14  2  28  Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)  14  2  28  Midterm Examination (1 week)  1  2  2  Final Examination(1 week)  1  2  2  Preparation for Midterm Examination  1  10  10  Preparation for Final Examination  1  15  15  Assignment / Homework/ Project  2  20  40  Seminar / Presentation    0 

