Structures en béton armé

LGCIV1032A  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Structures en béton armé
5.0 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h

Cap Jean-François ;
Main themes

See part 'Content' hereunder.


With respect to the program's AA reference system, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes: AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3, AA3.1, AA5.3, AA5.4

More specifically, at the end of this course, the student must have acquired a theoretical and practical knowledge of methods for calculating and designing structural elements in reinforced concrete.

He/she should be able to design and calculate simple elements in reinforced concrete (beams, columns, ...) by respecting the rules prescribed in the European standards in force (Eurocode 2) and to understand reinforcement and formwork plans.

He will also master the fundamental concepts of the theory of reinforced concrete that will allow him to address problems of designing more complex elements (slabs, shells, etc.).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


Topics are discussed in the context of calculations in service (elastic behavior hypothesis) and rupture (plastic behavior hypothesis). The design methods presented refer to the rules prescribed in the current European standards (Eurocode 2).

History of reinforced concrete

Mechanical and physical properties of concrete

Mechanical and physical properties of reinforcement steel

Basic principles of calculation of reinforced concrete structures

Structural safety and limit states

Fundamental principles of bending calculation

Behavior of a beam led to rupture by simple bending

Elastic calculation and calculation at break of the sections subjected to the simple bending.

Section subjected to a simple compression

Sections subjected to the composite bending, elastic design and plastic design.

Sections subjected to shear force

Sections subject to torsion

Shear forces at interfaces between 2 concrete zones

Punching slabs

Slender elements subjected to compression (buckling)

Serviceability limit states: limitation of the stresses in service, limitation of the cracking, arrows.

Plastic calculations by means of tie-rods

Technological aspects of reinforcement of reinforced concrete elements

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra courses with slides.

Workshop exercises.

Evaluation methods

The exam covers the theoretical concepts seen in the course, as well as practical exercises. The details are specified during the course and described on Moodle.

Online resources

Available on Moodle


- Course slides  and EN 1992-1-1 sheet+ ANB ;

- code NBN EN 1992-1-1 - Eurocode 2 : Calcul des structures en béton - Partie 1-1 : Règles générales et règles pour les bâtiments

- René Walther, Manfred Miehlbradt. Dimensionnement des structures en béton - Traité de Génie Civil Volume 7 . Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes.

- R. Favre, J.-P. Jaccoud, O. Burdet, H. Charif. Dimensionnement des structures en béton - Traité de Génie Civil Volume 8 . Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in Civil Engineering