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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CES6835
Tracking Number - 2170

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-03-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09; Note: originally submitted with Selected Topics Number; updated so new number will be assigned. SCNS approved 2/18/2010; NUMBER CES 6835; effective 1/2010; Posted in Banner 2/22/2010


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-05-26
  2. Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 02104
  5. Contact Person: Rajan Sen
  6. Phone: 9745820
  7. Email: sen@eng.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: CES
  9. Number: 6835
  10. Full Title: Design of Masonry Structures
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Masonry Design
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: CES 4702
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course provides an overview of the design of masonry structures using concrete masonry units. It covers both working stress and strength design of typical elements such as walls and lintels and simple structures.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Masonry is the most widely used building material in Florida. As such, structural engineers need to be familiar with its design.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course was previously offered as an undergraduate course from 1988-2003 Timber and Masonry Design). Students petitioned to have it restored.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes - it has been offered 3 times to date
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D, P.E.
  29. Objectives: The principles for designing masonry elements and structures to the prevailing ACI code.

    To review the distribution of lateral loads due to wind and earthquake

  30. Learning Outcomes: To ability to design unreinforced and reinforced walls under out-of-plane and in-plane loads

    The ability to design lintels and bond beams

    Knowledge of the basis for distributing lateral loads arising from wind and earthquake to structural elements

    To design structures

  31. Major Topics: Wind Load

    Seismic Load

    Material Properties and Testing

    Overview of Structural Elements Lintels, Out-of-plane, In-plane Walls

    Working Stress and Strength Design

    Design of Lintels

    Design of Unreinforced Walls out of plane loadings

    Reinforced Masonry Walls

    Masonry Columns and Pilasters

    Lateral Load Distribution

    Shear Wall Design Unreinforced, flexure and shear

    Shear Wall Design Reinforced, flexure and shear

  32. Textbooks: Reinforced Masonry Design, Vilas Mujumdar, The Masonry Society, 2005

    ACI 530-08 Building Code for Masonry Structures

    Masonry Course Notes, 2008 Edition (Student Edition)

    Richard E. Klingner.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:


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