Behaviour and Design of Pre-Stressed and Post-Tensioned Concrete Structures

This course will cov­er the design and analy­sis of pre-stressed (PC) and post-ten­sioned (PT) con­crete ele­ments under flex­ur­al, shear, and axi­al stress­es. The empha­sis will be the fun­da­men­tal behav­iours and prin­ci­ples with­in the mechan­ics and strength of mate­ri­als. The course will also include con­cepts involved in the analy­sis and design of PC and PT struc­tures under the frame­work of the Cana­di­an con­cretes stan­dard, as well as an under­stand­ing of the mechan­ics and struc­tur­al prin­ci­ples of code pro­vi­sions, and appli­ca­tion of com­mon the­o­ries with­in applic­a­ble structures.
What you will learn

  • Understand the mechanics and basic principles of strength of materials that govern the behaviour of prestressed and post-tensioned concrete members.
  • Implement and interpret the code provisions in A23.3-14 to analyze both common and uncommon design situations.
  • Apply the equations from A23.3-14 for the design and analysis of members in flexure, shear, and under axial stresses.
  • Identify basic principles of strength of materials and mechanics in the code provisions.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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