KT8214 - Creep and Shrinkage in Concrete Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 70/100
Work 30/100

Course content

Materials models and descriptions of creep and shrinkage in concrete with the effects of materials composition, hardening conditions and environmental conditions. Simplified and more advanced solution methods for stress calculations.

Learning outcome

After finished subject shall the candidate have a reasonably good understanding of materials behaviour and the mechanisms wich cause the time dependent deformations creep and shrinkage in concrete. Furthermore shall the candidate know the necessary terminology and have a godd understanding of the theory behind the current calculatrion methods which are presented, and know how they shall be applied in simplified and more advanced analysis and strength calculations.

After finished subject shall the candidate be able to
- Expalin the mechanisms causing creep and shrinkage in concrete, and how these properties are influenced by internal and external conditions as materials composition, humidity and temperature
- Be able to carry out simplified and advanced calculations where time dependence and the described materials properties can be accounted for.

General competence:
After finished subject shall the candidate understand and be able to solve problems within structural analysis where the effects of creep and shrinkage shall be accounted for.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and excercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Reports, conference proceedings, and journal papers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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