Reinforcing the learning of reinforced concrete design online / Chiew Fei Ha, Ong Mooi Lian and Lee Beng Yong

Chew, Fei Ha and Ong, Mooi Lian and Lee, Beng Yong (2011) Reinforcing the learning of reinforced concrete design online / Chiew Fei Ha, Ong Mooi Lian and Lee Beng Yong. Jurnal Intelek, 6 (1). pp. 118-122. ISSN 2231-7716


Reinforced concrete design is a core subject in the civil engineering programme. Students are taught calculations for a safe design of reinforced concrete elements in accordance to the code of practice. The long and tedious calculations often restrict the number of examples that can be demonstrated in the limited classroom time. When practicing on their own, students do not have the means to verify their work in order to identify their mistakes. As such, exploiting the flexibility and convenience of the Internet, a web-based reinforced concrete design system is developed. It aims to provide students the opportunity to go through the design procedure at their own pace and convenience, and verifying worked solutions when doing practice questions. The web-based system is able to perform design calculations and display worked solution for beams, slabs, columns and footings. This system also generates proposed reinforcement for the elements, interwoven with explanation on the design procedure. A hands-on session has been carried out in order to seek feedback on the usability of the system from a group of students.


Item Type: Article
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Chew, Fei Ha
Ong, Mooi Lian
Lee, Beng Yong
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Intelek
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Jurnal Intelek (JI)
ISSN: 2231-7716
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 118-122
Keywords: web-based system, reinforced concrete design, learning tool
Date: June 2011
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