Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
194417003102REINFORCED CONCRETECompulsory235
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to have students comprehend the behavior and design principles of reinforced concrete elements.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Ahmet Emin KURTOĞLU
Learning Outcomes
1Know material properties
2Know material properties
3Understand the behaviour of concrete
4Understand the behaviour of concrete
5Understand the behaviour of concrete members
6Understand the behaviour of concrete members
7Learn how to design and draw the concrete members.
8Learn how to design and draw the concrete members.
9Use the related national codes
10Use the related national codes
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Having taken the Mechanics and Statics, Building Materials courses (Recommended)
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Summary information about cement, water, aggregate, concrete, mixture, maintenance, additives. Mechanical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel. properties, concrete and steel classes. Shrinkage, creep effect. Reinforced concrete behavior, bearing strength assumptions. Structure security. Reinforced concrete columns and column types, importance of wrapping reinforcement. Reinforced concrete beams, beam types. Simple behavior of beams under bending effect, determination of bearing strength, sizing, minimum conditions (Turkish Standards). Shear strength and reinforcement. Axial pressure and biaxial bending columns, minimum conditions, sizing.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Cement, water, aggregates
2concrete mixture, admixtures.
3Mechanical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel
4Classification of concrete and steel
5Shrinkage, creep effect.
6Reinforced concrete behavior, bearing strength assumptions
7Building safety
8Midterm exam
9Reinforced concrete columns and column types, importance of shear reinforcement
10Reinforced concrete beams, beam types.
11Classification of structures
12Selection of Structural System
13Structural system irregularities
14Slab systems and foundations
Recommended or Required Reading
Celep, Z., (2013). Reinforced Concrete Structures, Beta, Istanbul. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Topçu, Reinforced Concrete Lecture Notes TBDY2018 Regulation
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination150
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13452
Individual Study for Homework Problems5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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