Strengthening and Monitoring of Structures

CVE80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


Prerequisites

Postgraduate:
Admission to a cognate Postgraduate course
 
Undergraduate:
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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.

 
 Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

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)