Concrete and Steel Structures 1


In this course students are introduced to the European codes and methods for assessment of the serviceability and safety of statically loaded, linear, prismatic structural elements (such as beams and columns) of concrete and steel. The principals of designing with steel and reinforced concrete are covered, as well as more general part on building regulations, safety philosophy, loads, load combinations, safety factors and robustness of structures. Students learn to design and assess cross sections under influence of normal forces, moments, shear and/or torsion based on the relevant material properties of concrete and steel. Furthermore, attention is paid to connections between structural elements, stability of elements, and the assessment of steel trusses and frameworks. In the concrete part topics like crack width control, detailing, rebar and anchorage technology are addressed.