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AF2101 Concrete Structures 7.5 credits

  • Reinforced concrete beams and columns
  • Concrete slabs
  • Pre-stressed concrete
  • Bonded concrete overlays
  • Laboratory testing

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF2101 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Reinforced concrete beams and columns
  • Concrete slabs
  • Pre-stressed concrete
  • Bonded concrete overlays
  • Laboratory testing

Intended learning outcomes

After having passed the course the student should be able to:

  • Explain the function of common structural elements of reinforced concrete and be able to illustrate this with drawings and sketches
  • Explain the theoretical background to the yield line theory and the strip method for the analysis of reinforced concrete slabs
  • Calculate the load bearing resistance of rectangular reinforced concrete slabs on walls according to the yield line theory, table method and strip method
  • Calculate the load bearing capacity of rectangular reinforced concrete slabs on columns according to the strip method
  • Explain punching of a concrete slab on a column

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Documented knowledge in Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering equivalent to at least 7,5 ECTS corresponding to the content in courses AF1006, AF1005 and 3,0 ECTS  corresponding to the content in cours AF2003. 

Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.

Recommended prerequisites

Documented knowledge in Differential Equations corresponding to the content in course SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

TEN1 - Examination 4.5 credits, grade scale A-F

ÖVN1 - Exercises 3.0 credits, grade scale P,F

Other requirements for final grade

All parts need to be passed

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Andreas Sjölander (

Supplementary information

The course will be given in English