Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Concrete Structures

Overall Course Objectives

To make the student capable of designing structural elements in simple concrete structures.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of a reinforced concrete structure and explain the principles in design of simple structural elements made of reinforced concrete
  • Describe the safety concept to apply in design of reinforced concrete structures based on Eurocode 2
  • Perform calculations of load carrying capacity in the ultimate limit state of simple structural elements
  • Analyze structural elements, such as beam, columns, and plates, and estimate failure modes and associated load carrying capacity
  • Apply the upper and lower bound theorems of limit analysis to simple reinforced concrete structures and evaluate their applicability to a given problem
  • Design structural elements to meet requirements in the serviceability limit state and ultimate limit state according to Eurocode 2 provisions
  • Describe the numerical method and apply numerical tool for analysis of reinforced concrete cross sections with biaxial bending
  • Describe the numerical method and apply numerical tool for yield line analysis of two-way spanning reinforced concrete slabs

Course Content

The behavior of reinforced concrete
Safety concept according to Eurocode
Capacity calculation in the Ultimate Limit State for beams, slabs, and columns
Determination of crack widths and deflections of beams in the Serviceability Limit State
Design of reinforced concrete structural elements (beams, slabs, and columns)
Introduction to numerical methods for stress analysis in arbitrary cross sections and for analysis of collapse mechanisms in slabs
Use of application-ready Matlab-based programs for cross-section analysis and slab analysis

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises.


Together with course 41957, this course makes up the fundamental courses in construction.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41956
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Tues 13-17

7.500,00 DKK