101-0127-00L  Advanced Structural Concrete

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersJ. Mata Falcón, L. Gebhard, S. Häfliger
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0127-00 GAdvanced Structural Concrete2 hrs
Thu09:45-11:30HIL E 7 »
J. Mata Falcón, L. Gebhard, S. Häfliger

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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 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.
ObjectiveWithin this course, the students are able to:
- deepen their understanding of structural concrete models and apply them to general design problems, including the assessment of existing structures.
- enhance their knowledge about the load-deformation response of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.
- identify and assess the limits of applicability of limit analysis methods.
- recognise the assumptions of models suitable for computer-aided structural design and use in a critical way structural concrete design software.
- evaluate the long-term behaviour and the behaviour under fire conditions of concrete structures.
- assess the behaviour of fibre reinforced concrete structures.
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: Link
LiteratureMarti, P., “Theory of Structures: Fundamentals, Framed Structures, Plates and Shells”, first edition, Wiley Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2013, 696 pp.
Nielsen, M.P., Hoang, L.C., “Limit Analysis and Concrete Plasticity”, third edition, CRC Press, Florida, 2010, 816 pp.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Mata Falcón, L. Gebhard, S. Häfliger
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 40 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination20 minutes preparation, followed by 20 minutes oral examination
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Civil Engineering MasterMajor in Structural EngineeringOInformation
Doctorate Materials ScienceStrength & Durability of Materials (MaP Doctoral School)WInformation