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ES3D1 - Concrete Structures

  • Module code: ES3D1
  • Module name: Concrete Structures
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The analysis and design of concrete structures is a main stream activity of professional civil engineers. The subject, therefore, forms a principal part of civil engineering courses and is essential for professional accreditation. Structural engineering is a substantial economic activity; many concrete structures are of such a scale and complexity that they require extensive management for their procurement, maintenance and later reuse, or demolition.

Principal learning outcomes

• Understand the background theory of structural analysis and design concrete structures, knowledge of principles of Limit State Design, and margins of uncertainty associated with loading, material properties and type of structural action. • Analyse the response of main structural elements to a variety of load and boundary conditions and determine the size of structural elements. • Critically examine the results of structural analysis and design of concrete sections. • Compare the relationship between design, durability and cost, ease of construction.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hrs lectures, 10 hours of examples classes, 3 hr laboratory Total 43 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3d1/

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D1-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Report 10%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 90%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H210) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 3
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 4
Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3