BYGA2361 - Structural design 2


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Structural design principles for reinforced concrete and steel structures.


Behavior of steel members under torsion.

Buckling of plates and cross-section classes.

Lateral-torsional buckling of steel beams.

Second-order effects in slender columns.

Design of steel beam-columns.

Welded connections.


Bond and anchorage and detailing of reinforcement.

Second order effects.

Introduction to prestressed concrete.

Crack width and deformation calculations.

Creep and shrinkage.

Learning outcome

The subject offers theoretical knowledge on the design and behaviour of reinforced concrete and steel structures according to the Eurocodes.

The course has the following learning objectives:


  • Mechanical behaviour of concrete and steel
  • Design and resistance of RC members subjected to axial force, shear and bending in the ultimate limit state
  • Control of crack width and deflections of RC members in the serviceability limit state
  • Elastic buckling of steel plates
  • Lateral-torsional buckling of steel beams
  • Second-order moments and behaviour of beam-columns


  • Design RC beams subjected to shear force and bending
  • Design of short RC columns
  • Calculate displacements and crack widths in slabs and beams including creep and shrinkage in the concrete.
  • Calculate cross-section capacity of steel plate girders
  • Calculate lateral-torsional buckling capacity of beams
  • Design of steel beam-columns

General competence: Theoretical foundation for analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Member and section design according to the Eurocodes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory calculation exercises. Some exercises require use of computational software such as Python/Excel.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam in Spring semester. For the re-sit exam, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

S.I. Sørensen.: Betongkonstruksjoner - Berergning og dimensjonering etter Eurocode 2, Akademika forlag.

NS-EN 1992-1-1:2004+A1:2014+NA:2018: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures. Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings

Per Kr. Larsen: Dimensjonering av stålkonstruksjoner (siste utgave), Fagbokforlaget.

NS-EN 1993 (Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures, Part 1-1 and 1-8.

Stålkonstruksjoner - Profiler og formler, Tapir.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


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