Course syllabus

Concrete Structures

VBKN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Elective for: V4-hb, V4-at, V4-ko
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course develops understanding of the mechanical behaviour of and skills in designing reinforced concrete structures.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Understand mechanical response of concrete structures with plain and pre-stressed reinforcement throughout their entire expected life-time

Be able to relate relevant theories from the field of mechanics and materials science to practice oriented applications involving reinforced concrete

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to design reinforced concrete structural elements and details

Departing from specific functional requirements be able to model adequate load bearing concrete structures

Departing from available information and acquired knowledge be able to assess technical condition of existing buildings

Be able to deliver written accounts concerning the premises for a design or technical assessment task

Be able to produce written and graphical documentation for a design or technical assessment task

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to relate critically to different calculation and design methods in the field of concrete design

Be able to develop new calculation or design models


The course is given as lectures and exercises. The assignment trains students to independently define, solve and present problems from the field of concrete construction.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and two assignments.

Code: 0112. Name: Concrete Structures.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Examination
Code: 0212. Name: Projekt Assignments.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project Assignments


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBK020

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Annika Mårtensson,
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