Basic Design & Maintenance of Concrete Structures

Course Properties

Course date: 24-09-2017
Course End Date: 28-09-2017
Location Sharm El-Sheikh

Course Objective:
             Upon completion of this course, participants will be able:
                • To understand the philosophy and significance of codes and standards.
                • To learn about the uncertainty associated with loads and load effects.
                • To understand the fundamental principles of concrete analysis and design.
                • To examine the design of individual elements and provide examples.
                • To comprehend the requirements of overall structural behavior.
                • To study the factors governing the choice of the structural system.
                • To provide an overview for the requirements of Maintenance of Concrete Structures.
                • To understand the nature of innovative technology and new materials.

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Who Should Attend:
    This course is designed to meet the needs primarily of structural engineers or engineers working in various aspects of design and construction of concrete structures. Engineers involved in design, supervision, construction or planning will find many direct links with their practice and requirements and can put the information provided to use immediately.

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Course Contents:
                • CONCRETE AS A BUILDING MATERIAL
                                  Factors affecting choice of concrete for a structure
                                  Selection of materials
                                  Properties of concrete and steel
                                  Limit states of reinforced concrete structures

                • OVERVIEW OF DESIGN PHILOSOPHIES OF CONCRETE
                                  Design codes
                                                    o code philosophy
                                                    o standards


                                  Stress versus strength approaches
                                                    o stress vs. strength-differences


                                  Limit state approach
                                  Design-analysis cycle
                                                    o a sequential iterative decision-making process
                                                    o elastic analysis, inelastic design procedure


                                  Assumptions of section design
                                                    o design criteria
                                                    o failure criteria
                                                    o applications


                                  Design methods
                                                    o similarities
                                                    o differences


                                  Structural behaviour
                                  Nature and science

                • DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
                                  Loads and load effects
                                                    o load uncertainty
                                                    o service loads
                                                    o load factors
                                                    o load combinations


                                  Design for strength and ductility
                                                    o moment, shear, bond, torsion


                                  Check serviceability
                                                    o deflection, crack and vibration control


                                  Design of flexural elements
                                                    o slabs, beams, columns, footings


                                  Detailing and drafting
                                                    o matching details to models
                                                    o Use of detailing manuals
                                                    o Local practice


                                  Overall structural considerations
                                  Design considerations for tall buildings
                                  Innovative technology and materials

                • THE ANALYSIS-DESIGN PROCESS
                                  Design objectives- functional and structural requirements
                                  Economic and aesthetic requirements
                                  Conceptual approach to design
                                                    o intuitive thinking
                                                    o concept of load path
                                                    o forced versus natural behaviour
                                                    o stability, redundancy


                                  Design process
                                  Modeling of structure
                                                    o continuity in building concrete structures
                                                    o idealizing the structure
                                                    o continuous beams, sub-frames, frames, 3D
                                                    o pinned, fixed supports


                                  Computer software and modelling
                                                    o benefits and handicaps
                                                    o 2D versus 3D models
                                                    o available software


                                  Accuracy of calculations

                • CHOICE OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEM
                                  Factors governing choice of structural system
                                  One way versus two way systems
                                                    o solid or ribbed, two way with beams, flat plate, flat slab, waffle slab
                                                    o Roof shape


                                  Type of load and magnitude
                                  Concentrated versus distributed structures
                                  Fire safety
                                  Impact of grid geometry
                                  Special considerations
                                                    o non-uniform grids, varying support locations
                                                    o openings in slabs, beams
                                                    o accommodating large spaces
                                                    o effects of local geometrical conditions, irregular layouts


                                  Design with a different material, a different system: comments on the use of

                                       pre-stressed concrete, pre-cast concrete, steel.

                • FORM-RESISTANT STRUCTURES
                                  Flat and curved surfaces
                                                    o strength through shape
                                                    o strength through curvature
                                                    o non-developable shapes


                                  Folded surfaces
                                  Saddle surfaces
                                  Other shapes

                • MAINTENANCE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
                                  Basic concept of Maintenance
                                  Maintenance Fundamental
                                  Standards of Maintenance
                                  Maintenance Planning
                                  Classification of Inspection