Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8243040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 鉄筋コンクリート構造
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Reinforced concrete structure
テラモト アツシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-6,Thur3-4:ENG 103
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Seminar, Discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 14 : Architecture
Eligible Students
Keywords Reinforced concrete structure, Resistance mechanism, Flexural Strength, Shear Strength, SDGs_11
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In this course, students will learn more and develop further understanding about basics of design of reinforced concrete members in buildings. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Architecture and Building Engineering
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・Understanding on cultivation of expert knowledge and ability for architecture and building engineering.  ((1) General and basic knowledge and ability  c) Basic knowledge and ability for structural engineering) 
Class Objectives
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The objective of this class is to understand the basics of design of reinforced concrete members in buildings, especially, estimation of flexural strength and shear strength are focused on in this course. Students should be able to understand basic design of reinforced concrete members. Followings are objectives in this class.
(1) Understand concept of allowable stress design method.
(2) Understand relationship between bending moment and curvature in members.
(3) Understand flexual ultimate strength of members.
(4) Understand design of reinforcement for bending moment.
(5) Understand design of reinforcement for shear force.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Basic knowledge of concrete structures
lesson2 Material characteristics
lesson3 Required performance and design procedure
lesson4 Beams (1): curvature
lesson5 Beams (2): internal force on cross section, bending moment
lesson6 Beams (3): cracking strength, relationship between bending moment and curvature
lesson7 Beams (4): reinforcement ratio
lesson8 Beams (5): ultimate flexural strength
lesson9 Intermediate exam
lesson10 Column (1): internal force on cross section, cracking strength
lesson11 Column (2): relationship between axial load and bending moment, ultimate flexural strength
lesson12 Shear force (1): shear stress, principal stress
lesson13 Shear force (2): shear crack, strut mechanism
lesson14 Shear force (3): truss mechanism, shear reinforcement ratio, shear strength
lesson15 Shear force (4): bond stress, ultimate shear strength

Take a small test each lesson and use it for report evaluation. 
The materials are instructed at the first lecture. 
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Preparation and
Enough preparation and review of each class is necessary because many contents are taught in each class.
Grading Method The grade of achievement is assessed through the examination(40%) and report(60%). The 60 percent of achievement is the passing mark. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Reinforced concrete is used in almost all buildings, including wooden and steel structures.
We recommend this course to all students who are aiming for an architectural occupation, regardless of whether they are planning or structural. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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