CE581: BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS AND STRUCTURES
INSTRUCTOR: DR. GÜNEY ÖZCEBE
CHAPTER 1: MATERIAL BEHAVIOR
In this chapter the stress
strain relationship for concrete and steel under monotonic, repeate
d and reversed cyclic
loading will be discussed and some mathematical modeling will be introduced. Moreover the behavior of
concrete under multi axial state of stress will be studied and mechanics of confinement shall be investigated.
Currently available c
onfinement models will be reviewed and formulation currently commonly used models will
CHAPTER 2: SECTION BEHAVIOR
Reevaluation of basic assumptions in the
Ultimate Strength Theory
will be made. Critical comparison of ACI,
TS500 approaches will be given. Moment
curvature relationship for pure and combined bending
will be reviewed.
CHAPTER 3: MEMBER BEHAVIOR
A comprehensive review of
Plastic Hinge Concept
will be made. Redistribution of internal forces among the
sections and the members will be studied.
CHAPTER 4: YIELD LINE THEORY FOR SLABS
line theory for two
way action of plates will be presented. The fundamental concepts of hinge
line) mechanisms in flexure will be in
Failure mechanisms and moment capacities of
slabs of various shapes subjected to distributed or concentrated loads will be discussed.
CHAPTER 5: BOND AND ANCHORAGE
Discussion topics will be: Mechanics of Bond, Application of Bond in E
ngineering Problems, Bond Tests and
Development of Bond Provisions.
This lecture will be given by Assistant Prof. Dr. Erdem Canbay.
CHAPTER 6: CRACKING AND DEFORMATION OF R/C MEMBERS
What are the causes of cracks in R/C members? Classificatio
n of cracks and basic principles of damage
diagnosis will be introduced. Frame analysis for shrinkage considering cracking. Deflection calculations using
curvature relationship will be reevaluated. Approximate methods for deflection calculation will
CHAPTER 7: STRUCTURAL CONTROL
The question of
“What is structural control?”
will be answered. Modern control concepts will be introduced.
Structural control approaches for earthquake protection including passive base isolati
on and hysteretic devices
will be introduced.
This lecture will be given by Prof. Dr.
Ing Uwe E. Dorka of the University of Kassel, Germany
CHAPTER 8: STRUT AND TIE MODELING
Discussion topics include: The background of strut and tie
modeling, B and D regions, Struts, Ties, Nodes,
Analysis Procedure, Model Optimization and design examples
This lecture will be given by Associate Prof. Dr. Burcu Burak Canbolat
CHAPTER 9: SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF R/C AND PRECAST MEMBERS AND STRUCTURES
Basic requirements of seismic resistant design will be introduced. The relationship among strength, ductility and
the drift limitations will be investigated. Ductility in reinforced concrete, why is it needed and how is it
achieved? Discussion of com
mon causes of damage in earthquakes will be made and importance of structural
and architectural system configuration, detailing, and supervision will be emphasized. Seismic design
recommendations will be discussed.
Ersoy, U., Özcebe, G.
and Tankut, T., “Reinforced Concrete”,
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Park, R. and Paulay, T., “Reinforced Concrete Design”, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1975
Nilson A.H., Winter, G., , “Design of Concrete Structures”, McGraw_Hill International Editions,
Chapter 1: Ref. 1, pp. 64
Chapter 2: Ref. 1, pp. 104
110, Ref. 2, pp. 545
Chapter 3: Ref. 1, pp. 110
Chapter 4: Ref. 3 and class notes
Chapter 5 and Chapter 6: Ref. 1, pp. 592
Chapter 7: Assigned references
Chapter 8: Assign
Chapter 9: Assigned references
EVALUATION & GRADING
The maximum course mark is 100. Students will write just one term test weighing 2
% and one final exam
percent of the course mark (thus, tota
l of the two exams constitutes 5
rcent of the course mark).
0 percent of the course mark comes from
You are obliged to
your solution for each
. Failing to do
will lead to an
term grade. Those who
fall in this
not be allowed to take the final exam
and their final grade will be
students will write
one opinion report constituting 5 percent bonus mark.
0% of the course mark will come from solutions to periodically assigned ho
all assignments on time and are deemed “
” will receive
0% of the course mark. “Satisfactory”
complete solution to an assignment, submitted as an engineering brief, neat and well presented
There will be limi
ted partial credits for the homework solutions. The mark will be 0,
or 10 for each work, i.e.
only those who meet the above requirement will receive 10. There will be no make
Late homework submissions are
. Those submitted within one week past the due date
will be panelized 40 percent. In case of further delay no credit will be accepted.
Each student is expected to write an opinion paper based on his/her choice of reference(s), which will be
uring the term. The due date of the opinion paper is the date of the
Besides the students described in
paragraph above, students failing to attend the scheduled
term test can
take the make
up on the last day of the semester.
Please keep in
mind that the make
up exam will be open to
those students having a legitimate excuse (e.g. a prolonged illness). The proof of the legitimate excuse shall be
submitted in written form (e.g. a medical report). Verbal excuses will not be accepted.
As you have
there will be no make
up of the final exam. Those who cannot attend the final exam shall take the
resit exam. The date of the
will be announced by the Registrar.
Minimum acceptable attendance ratio is 70 percen
t. Those who fall below this ratio will not be admitted to the final exam
Schedule will be decided in the first meeting on 26 September 2012.
Exam dates will be announced later.