CIVIL-512 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Ruggiero David Michael Volpe

Langue: Anglais

## Summary

This course will focus on advanced behavioural modelling of reinforced concrete through analytical and numerical methods. It will build on previous studies to further the student's understanding of the mechanics of reinforced concrete at the material, element, and structure level.

## Keywords

Reinforced concrete, Nonlinear finite element analysis, Failure criteria, Constitutive modelling

## Required courses

Structural mechanics (for GC), Continuum mechanics (for GC), Reinforced concrete structures

## Recommended courses

Nonlinear analysis of structures

## Important concepts to start the course

Statics, mechanics of materials

## Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

• Describe the mechanical properties of concrete, steel, and crack interfaces
• Make calculations of concrete stress tensors from given strain tensors for different models
• Explain the differences between different types of models for cracked reinforced concrete (i.e. fixed/rotating crack; smeared/discrete crack)
• Formulate and iteratively solve nonlinear 2D stress/strain states
• Use nonlinear finite element analysis software to model reinforced concrete structures
• Identify potential shortcomings in using linear analysis for design

## Transversal skills

• Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
• Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
• Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
• Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
• Manage priorities.
• Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

## Teaching methods

- Ex cathedra
- Powerpoint
- Discussion
- Computational tools
- In-class exercises
- Problem sets

## Expected student activities

- Attend lectures
- Participate in exercises
- Home study
- Problem sets

## Assessment methods

- Continuous assessment (40% of total grade)
- Final written exam (60% of total grade)

## Supervision

 Office hours Yes Assistants Yes Forum Yes

## Dans les plans d'études

• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Reinforced concrete structures - advanced topics
• Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Semestre: Printemps
• Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
• Matière examinée: Reinforced concrete structures - advanced topics
• Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
• Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

## Semaine de référence

 Lu Ma Me Je Ve 8-9 9-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20 20-21 21-22