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Concrete structures 1


  • Basic rules of structural design for concrete structures according to Eurocdes.
  • Actions and combinations of actions on structures.
  • Foundations: actions on foundations, pad footings, pile caps.
  • Choice of materials according to mechanical and environmental performance criteria.
  • Effects of horizontal actions on bracing walls.
  • Design and verification of simple elements:

-  Vertical load-carrying components: columns and walls.

-  Horizontal load-carrying components: continuous concrete beams, floors (continuous supported slabs).

-  Bracing wall with or without windows.


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

Prominent design parts (bearing frames, foundations, bracing systems), and calculation of reinforced concrete buildings, submitted to vertical or horizontal loads.


The student will be able to:

Identify actions on the structures and environmental conditions, understand and predict the mechanical behavior of a structure, argue its technological choices (type of components and carrying systems, strength class of materials), design the various structural elements of a common construction and possess the needed basis to go further into particular domains, enrich a numerical model.

Needed prerequisite

Structural analysis and engineering

Reinforced Concrete and prestressed concrete

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...