One Semester or equivalent
- 48 hours face to face + Blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2024 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
The aim of this unit is to introduce engineering students to the basic principles of structural strengthening and health monitoring. During the unit we study the different causes of damage and deterioration mechanisms in structural materials, gain knowledge of different conventional repair and strengthening techniques, introduce innovative repair and strengthening methods using advanced composite materials and identify of the various technologies available for structural health monitoring.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Use advanced reinforced concrete design principles (K1, K3, S1, S2).
2. Explain the causes of structural deterioration (K3, S3)
3. Identify suitable strengthening techniques (K1, K3, S1, S2).
4. Design externally bonded composite strengthening schemes for structural elements for flexure shear and axial loads (K1, K3, S1, S2, S3).
5. Describe the constructability limitations of strengthening techniques (K3, S3).
6. Analyse structural health monitoring systems for concrete and steel structures (K3, S3).
7. Function effectively in small groups to design a strengthening solution for a reinforced concrete girder considering different loading actions, constructability and structural safety. (K1, K3, S1, S2, S3, A4, A7)