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CE 471

Reinforced Concrete I

(Required for a BSCE degree)

Course Description:

Fundamentals and design theories based on ultimate strength design and elastic concept.  ACI (SBC) Code requirements. Load factors.  Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members subject to flexure, shear and diagonal tension in accordance to ACI strength method.  Development length of reinforcement.  Deflection and crack controls.  3(3,1,0).


CE 304 (Properties of Concrete), CE 361 (Structural Analysis).


1.      understanding the mechanical behavior of concrete and steel,

2.      drawing shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams,

3.      determination of bending and shear stresses in beams,

4.      computation of elastic deflection in beams.

Course Learning Objectives:

Students completing this course successfully will be able to:

1.      Recognize the importance of building codes.

2.      Understand the design process.

3.      Establish a clear understanding of the mechanical behaviors of reinforcing steel, concrete and reinforced concrete members.

4.      Understand the limit states of a reinforced concrete structure and recognize the importance of each limit state.

5.      Understand the basic principles to properly apply the SBC provisions.

6.      Understand the flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams, investigate and design beams for bending and shear.

7.      Understand mechanism of bond transfer, development length and anchorage of reinforcement and provide detailing of reinforced concrete beams.

8.      Determine the immediate and long term deflections in reinforced concrete beams; apply SBC provisions for crack and deflection control.

9.      Develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice, with particular reference to the provisions of Saudi Building Code.

Topics Covered

1.      Introduction, Reinforced concrete and building codes. (2 lectures)

2.      Limit states and the design of reinforced concrete, structural safety, SBC design procedures, loading and actions. (3 lectures)

3.      Materials, Concrete, Strength of concrete, stress-strain relationship, durability of concrete and reinforcement (3 lectures).

4.      Flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams, analysis and design of rectangular beams (7 lectures).

5.      Analysis and design of T-beams and beams with compression reinforcement (7 lectures).

6.      Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams for shear. (7 lectures)

7.      Bond, development lengths, and splicing of reinforcement.  (6 lectures).

8.      Serviceability requirements (Deflection and crack control).  (7 lectures)

Class/tutorial Schedule

Class is held three times per week in 50-minute lecture sessions. There is also a 50-minute weekly tutorial associated with this course.

Computer Applications

MS Excel  and MATLAB Programs  are encouraged to be used during the course.



Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component

1.      Students understand the design process of reinforced concrete structures.

2.      Students learn to understand and use code provisions.

3.      Students recognize the role of professional societies in developing codes and standards and updating current knowledge.

Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes

1.      Students apply knowledge in mathematics, and principles of mechanics.

2.      Students understand professional and ethical responsibility in achieving accurate structural design to ensure the occupational and public safety.

3.      Students are able to consider alternate design solutions.

4.      Students are encouraged to carry out design in an efficient and professional way.

5.      Students realize the importance of computers in the design process.

6.      Students are able to familiarize themselves with the new developments in techniques, materials, codes and specifications.

7.      Students recognize the importance of serviceability in reinforced concrete structures.

8.      Students recognize the importance of accurate structural analysis in designing structural components.

9.      Students recognize their role with an engineering team carrying other aspects for designing structures, in terms of choosing the structural systems and the interaction of decisions made by various architectural and engineering teams.

10.  Students recognize the importance of reading and understanding technical contents in English in order to achieve life–long learning and be able to carryout their responsibilities.

11.  Students are encouraged to improve their writing, communication and presentation skills.


Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Material

1.     Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 4rd edition, by J. G. MacGregor and J. K. Wight,  Prentice-Hall, 2006.

2.     The Saudi Building Code (SBC 304), “Concrete Structures”


Dr. Saleh Aldeghaither ( Office : 2A10 )

Dr. Mohammad J. Shannag ( Office : 2A31)

Grade Distribution

20% -  First  Mid-term Exam*

20% -  Second  Mid-term Exam*       


10% -  Tutorial H.Ws. & Quizzes

50% -  Final Exam


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