TKT4222 - Concrete Structures 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Calculation and design of slabs, column-supported flat-slabs, foundations and shells. Compression-field theory for panels, plates and shells. Iteration method for strength analysis of concrete shells. Thin-shell theory for axisymmetric cylinder shells. Calculation and capacity of structures deteriorated by reinforcement corrosion and alkali-silica reactions.

Learning outcome

Concrete Structures 3 is the final design course that the students meet in their specialization within design of concrete structure. Together with Concrete Structures 1 and 2, it offers the students a rather comprehensive introduction to the field of design of concrete structures. All courses present the theoretical background for the methods of analysis and design as implemented in the design codes for concrete structures, for the time being Eurocode 2. The main topics of Concrete Structures 3 are walls, slabs, shells and foundations, and calculation of deteriorated structures. Concrete Structures 3 has these learning objectives. Knowledge: - The theoretical background for compression field theory - Strut and tie models - Different methods for design of concrete slabs - The theory for punching shear in concrete slabs - Design of concrete shells - Design of simple foundation - Calculation and capacity control of deteriorated structures Skills: - Strut and tie modelling according to Eurocode 2 - Design membranes by using the compression field theory - Calculation and design of two-way slabs according to the theory of elasticity, the yield line method and the strip method. - Design of flat slabs - Capacity of punching shear acoording to Eurocode 2 - Design of concrete shells with the sandwich model - Calculate capacity of concrete shells with the iteration method - Design simple foundations according to Eurocode 2 - Calculation and capacity control of deteriorated structures General competence: - The theoretical background for structural analysis and design of concrete structures - Background for requirements in Eurocode 2

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. 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.

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Separate compendium.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 68
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL425 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
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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