101-0127-00L  Structural Concrete III

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersW. Kaufmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


101-0127-00 GStahlbeton III2 hrs
Thu09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
W. Kaufmann

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AbstractThis course supplements the courses Structural Concrete I and II regarding the analysis and dimensioning of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. It focuses on lower bound and upper bound limit analysis methods for girders, discs and shells, particularly regarding their applicability to the safety assessment of existing structures.
ObjectiveEnhancement of the understanding of the load-deformation reponse of reinforced and prestressed concrete; refined knowledge of models and ability to apply them to general problems, particularly regarding the structural safety assessment of existing structures; awareness of the limits of applicability of limit analysis methods and ability to check their applicability.
ContentFundamentals (structural analysis, theorems of limit analysis, applicability of limit analysis methods); shear walls and girders (stress fields and truss models, failure mechanisms, deformation capacity, membrane elements with yield conditions and load-deformation behaviour); slabs (equilibrium solutions, yield conditions, failure mechanisms, shear in slabs); prestressed concrete for plate and shell structures; long term effects; complements.
Lecture notesLecture notes see http://www.kaufmann.ibk.ethz.ch/en/education/master/structural-concrete-iii.html
LiteratureMarti, P., Alvarez, M., Kaufmann, W. und Sigrist, V., "Tragverhalten von Stahlbeton", IBK Publikation SP-008, Sept. 1999, 301 pp.
Muttoni, A., Schwartz, J. und Thürlimann, B.,: "Bemessung von Betontragwerken mit Spannungsfeldern", Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1997, 145 pp.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersW. Kaufmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
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