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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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

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For students not registered on a KTH programme:

120 university credits (hp) including courses in Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering equivalent to at least 3·times 7,5 ECTS points. And

documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

For students registered on a KTH programme:

SG1801 Structural Mechanics, Basic Course

AF1005Structural Engineering, Basic Course

AF2003 Structural Engineering, Advanced Course

or equivalent courses

Recommended prerequisites

SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course


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Concrete Structures  - Ansell, Hallgren, Holmgren, Lagerblad, Westerberg

Concrete Structures/Examples and exercises  - Ansell, Hallgren, Holmgren, Westerberg

Concrete Slabs – Nilsson, Olofsson, Jonasson

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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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Anders Ansell

Further information

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Course web AF2101

Offered by

ABE/Concrete Structures

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Anders Ansell (

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.

Supplementary information

The course will be given in English