In this course we investigate how concrete develops its mechanical properties and building on this knowledge, we examine how to accurately calculate the stress and how to limit the development of cracks in steel-reinforced concrete structures.
To understand these topics we examine the fundamental relationships between concrete characteristics, geometry of structural elements, stress, reinforcement and crack width. We present a computational model that can be used to calculate the minimum reinforcement taking account of all these factors, and a series of examples to show how this model can be applied in practice.
Target Groups and Admission Requirements
- Civil & structural engineers in design, construction and management
To participate in this course you must have a Diplom degree (civil engineering/structural engineering) or must be a graduate of a Higher Technical Institute (HTL) with extensive professional experience in design of load-bearing structures.