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Restraint Stresses and Crack Width Control in Structural Concrete Members

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.

Content

  • Fundamentals and background knowledge on crack control in concrete and steel structures according to the current standard
  • Calculation of stress loading and estimation of cracking risk with special focus on concrete composition and after-treatment
  • Deformation-based limitation of cracking due to stress
  • Superimposition of early-age and later stress/cracking and of stress and load

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.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course date: 23 and 24 May 2019

  • Course location: TU Graz, Kopernikusgasse 24, 2nd floor, seminar room NT02064
  • Registration: by 8 May 2019

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Certificate: Confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Course fees: € 690 (VAT free)
    The fees cover the course handouts and refreshments in breaks.
  • Course location: TU Graz
  • Course hours: by agreement
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In this course we examine the background reasoning of current standards and discuss the limits of their applicability. We also present a deformation-based computational model for mechanically consistent measurement of stress.

Nguyen Viet Tue und Dirk Schlicke, programme directors

Why You Should Take This Course

  • You will gain a deeper understanding of stress and the great importance of concrete technology.
  • You will learn how to deal effectively with situations in which there is a risk of problematic cracking.
  • You will learn how to calculate the minimum reinforcement with savings of up to 50% in reinforcement.

Registration

To register for the course, please submit the completed registration form (in German) by e-mail to vera.poschaukonoSpam@tugraz.at.

Registration deadline: 8 May 2019

Vera Poschauko, Source: sara-sera – TU Graz

Contact

Vera POSCHAUKO
Mag.
TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4932
vera.poschaukonoSpam@tugraz.at

Programme Directors

Dirk SCHLICKE
Ass.-Prof. Dr.techn
Institute of Structural Concrete
Phone: +43 316 873 6196
dirk.schlickenoSpam@tugraz.at

Nguyen Viet TUE
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.habil.
Institute of Structural Concrete
Phone: +43 316 873 6190
tuenoSpam@tugraz.at

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