AF2102 Concrete Structures, Advanced Course 7.5 credits

Betongbyggnad, fortsättningskurs

Concrete frame systems.

Serviceability state and deformations

Massive concrete structures

Concrete materials

Fiber reinforced concrete

Shotcrete (sprayed concrete)

Finite element modelling of concrete structures

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Content and learning outcomes

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.

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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 4·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

AF1005 Structural Engineering, Basic Course

AF2003 Structural Engineering, Advanced Course

AF2101 Concrete Structures

or equivalent courses

Recommended prerequisites

SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.


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1) Serviceability state - Ansell

2) Temperature cracks in newly cast concrete structures - Ansell

3) Deflection of concrete beams - Ansell

4) Crack control - Ansell

5) Steel fibre concrete – Holmgren, Silfwerbrand

6) Non-linear analyses of concrete beams with Abaqus - Malm

7) Shotcrete-Sprayed concrete - Holmgren

8) Concrete for hydropower - Nordström

9) Slabs-on-grade for roads, industrial floors, and foundations– Silfwerbrand, Sundquist

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

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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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Johan Silfwerbrand

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Concrete Structures

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Anders Ansell,, 08-790 8041

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