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FAF3116 Structural Engineering for Hydropower Constructions 2.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3116 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Hydropower concrete dams
  • Introduction/repetition of basic structural mechanics
  • Concrete material - material composition, physical and mechanical properties, hardening of concrete etc
  • Concrete design - from uncracked concrete to the ultimate state (Stage I - III)
  • Reinforcement and pre-stressing
  • Nonlinear behaviour of concrete
  • Research projects in structural engineering for the hydropower industry
  • Laboratory work - Laboratory testing of the ultimate strength of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete beams

Intended learning outcomes

The course is intended to widen the knowledge regarding structural engineering within the hydropower industry of PhD students with the research topics related to hydropower.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Mechanics, solid mechanics

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at start of the course.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FAF3116

Offered by

ABE/Concrete Structures

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course is part of the research school within the Swedish Hydropower Center (SVC).

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Concrete Structures