ECTSPrestressed Concrete Fundamentals

Prestressed Concrete Fundamentals (CE550) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Prestressed Concrete Fundamentals CE550 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CE 342 Reinforced Concrete Fundamentals
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Field Trip.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Halit Cenan MERTOL
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce the fundamental mechanics of prestressing and its applications to concrete structural elements.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Calculate prestress losses due to several sources
  • Determine the cross section stresses in prestressed concrete flexural members under a given loading
  • Determine the strand number and layout as well as the level of prestress in a flexural member to resist a given loading with a specific cross section
  • Determine whether a given prestressed concrete member has sufficient shear capacity to resist a given loading
Course Content Introduction to prestressing, prestress losses, flexural analysis and design, composite construction, shear, torsion, deflections.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to prestressing
2 Prestress losses
3 Prestress losses
4 Flexural analysis and design
5 Flexural analysis and design
6 Flexural analysis and design
7 Flexural analysis and design
8 Composite construction
9 Composite construction
10 Composite construction
11 Shear
12 Shear
13 Torsion
14 Torsion, Deflections
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Course Book 1. Belirli bir ders kitabı kullanılmayacak olup, dersi veren öğretim üyesi tarafından çeşitli kaynaklar taranarak ders notları hazırlanacak ve dönem süresince bu notlar takip edilecektir.
Other Sources 2. E. Keyder, Öngerilmeli Beton, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2005.
3. M. P. Collins and D. Mitchell, Prestressed Concrete Structures, Prentice-all, 1990.
4. T. Y. Lin and N. H. Burns, Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, John Wiley and Sons, 1981.
5. TS 3233, Öngerilmeli Beton Yapıların Hesap ve Yapım Kuralları, Türk Standartları Enstitüsü, 2000.
6. TS 500, Betonarme Yapıların Hesap ve Yapım Kuralları, Türk Standardları Enstitüsü, 2000.
7. PCI Design Handbook, Precast and Prestressed Concrete Institute, 1999.
8. ACI 318-05, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, American Concrete Institute, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 125