Prestressed concrete structures

lgciv2032  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Prestressed concrete structures
4.00 credits
20.0 h + 15.0 h
  • History of prestressed concrete
  • Principles of prestress
  • Field of application of prestressed concrete
  • Properties of steels
  • Prestressed systems
  • Loads equivalent to prestress
  • Load balancing and deformation compensation
  • Calculation of the prestress force
  • Calculation of stresses (Elastic field)
  • ULS design of bended beams
  • Shear strength of prestressed sections
  • Prestress losses
  • Pre-design of prestressed elements
  • Localized efforts: end zones of prestressed beams
Teaching methods
Ex-cathedra lectures with Powerpoint slides.
Workshops and exercices
Evaluation methods
The evaluation has two parts:
  • Open-book written examination with practical exercises related to the design of simple reinforced concrete structures (4h).
  • Oral exam with 'closed book' related to the theoretical concepts of the course.
The success of both parties is required.
Online resources
Available on Moodle : Powerpoint slides, Exercices.
  • Transparents du cours (syllabus) et formulaire EN 1992-1-1+ ANB ;
  • Norme 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)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering