Course contents *
• Concrete frame systems.
• Serviceability state and deformations
• Massive concrete structures
• Concrete materials
• Fiber reinforced concrete
• Shotcrete (sprayed concrete)
Finite element modelling of concrete structures
Intended learning outcomes *
After having passed the course the student should be able to:
• Explain the principles for concrete frame systems.
• Design reinforced concrete structures in the serviceability stage.
• Explain the theoretical background of fracture mechanics implemented for concrete.
• Design reinforced concrete beams using the finite element method.
• Explain the causes of cracking of newly cast, massive concrete structures and be able to asses the risk of crack formation and to recommend actions for crack reduction.
• Design concrete structures with respect to material properties and durability.
• Explain cracking strength, residual strength, ductility index and the residual strength factor.
• Explain the modes of action of bonding shotcrete, rock anchored shotcrete and shotcrete arches.
• Calculate the load bearing resistance of bonding shotcrete and rock anchored shotcrete in some simple cases.