101-0127-00L  Advanced Structural Concrete

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersW. Kaufmann, J. Mata Falcón
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0127-00 GAdvanced Structural Concrete
Remark: Former title until HS18 Stahlbeton III
2 hrs
Thu09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
31.10.16:45-18:30HIL D 10.2 »
W. Kaufmann, J. Mata Falcón

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course supplements the courses Structural Concrete I and II regarding the analysis and dimensioning of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. It focuses on limit analysis methods for girders, discs, slabs and shells, particularly regarding their applicability to the safety assessment of existing structures and their computer-aided implementation.
ObjectiveEnhancement of the understanding of the load-deformation response 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, and ability to check, the limits of applicability of limit analysis methods; knowledge of models suitable for computer-aided structural design and ability for critical use of structural design software.
ContentFundamentals (structural analysis, theorems of limit analysis, applicability of limit analysis methods); shear walls and girders (stress fields and truss models, deformation capacity, membrane elements with yield conditions and load-deformation behaviour, computer-aided structural design); slabs (equilibrium solutions, yield conditions, shear and punching shear); fibre reinforced concrete (mechanical behaviour, applications); long term effects; fire behaviour.
Lecture notesLecture notes see: http://www.concrete.ethz.ch
LiteratureDeutsch literatur:
Marti, 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, J. Mata Falcón
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
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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