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Dawn E Lehman
CEE 452
Seattle Campus

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Fundamentals of design of buildings in reinforced concrete in accordance with current codes and practices. Prerequisite: either CEE 377 or CEE 380; recommended: CEE 457.

Class description

This course covers the behavior, analysis and design of reinforced concrete components, including beams, columns, and slabs. The course emphasizes the fundamental mechanics of important resistance mechanisms including compression, tension, bending and shear. When appropriate, reference is made to the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code provisions.

Student learning goals

Fully understand response of steel and concrete and their composite behavior including bond and confinement.

Analyze and design singly, doubly, and T- beams for uni-axial bending.

Analyze and design reinforced concrete columns to combined bending, namely compression and shear.

Design a one-way slab for force and deflection limit states.

Design and detail bar anchorage and cutoffs.

Engineer a simple structure, such as a low-rise slab-frame building.

General method of instruction

The primary method of instruction is lecture. Additional time is given each week for in-class, active-learning inspired work.

Recommended preparation

The student must fully understand: CEE 220 Mechanics of Materials, CEE 380 Structural Design, and CEE 379 Elementary Structural Analysis. It is recommended that the interested student (i.e., the student intending to continue study in structural engineering) concurrently enroll in CEE 457 Advanced Structural Analysis.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments are made weekly and "graded" using a binary scale of 1 or 0. The class assignments are designed to ensure the student understands the materials presented and can implement its used in design and analysis of structural cross section, component and/or system.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Dawn E Lehman
Date: 10/03/2011