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Concrete Structures, advanced course BYG660

The course is an advanced course for the design of concrete structures as well as the assessment and strengthening of existing concrete structures.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome

The aim of this course is to provide students with a more advanced coverage of various topics relating to the design of concrete structures. It targets those who wish to specialize in Structural Engineering and are planning a career in structural design. On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:


  • Analyze, design and detail pre-stressed concrete members;
  • Asses the condition and strengthen existing concrete structures
  • Analyze, design and detail deep beams and walls;
  • Analyze, design and details concrete shell elements.
  • Analyze, design and detail reinforced concrete different slabs;


  • Ability to analyze and design complex concrete structural elements in buildings and bridges.
  • Assess and identify the performance of existing structures and plan solutions for their reinforcement

General competence

  • Ability to work as structural engineer with higher level of competence


Part (1): Analysis and design of Pre-stressed concrete structures (5 SP)

Part (2): The following topics (5SP);

  • Design of deep beams and walls
  • Design of concrete Shells
  • Condition assessment and strengthening of existing structures
  • Design of different slabs systems
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1, BYG205 Structural Mechanics 2, BYG220 Concrete Constructions, BYG280 Structural Design
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F None permitted

Coursework requirements

7 compulsory assignments.

The students will require to be approved at least 5 out of in total 7 of the compulsory assignments in order to take the exam.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Samarakoon Mudiyansele Samindi Samarakoon
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Course teacher: Luis Manuel Faria Da Rocha Evangelista
Method of work
5 hours lectures, 2 hours assignment class
Open for
Students with background in Bachelor in Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Course assessment
Standard forms and/or discussions
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Concrete Technology og Concrete Constructions (BYG600) 5
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