Course code BūvZ2050

Credit points 1

Building Structures II-3

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation15.04.2014

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author Būvkonstrukciju katedra

Jānis Fabriciuss

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2042, Structural Mechanics I

BūvZ2043, Structural Mechanics II

BūvZ2045, Building Structures II-1 (Concrete)

BūvZ3094, Structural Mechanics III

Course abstract

In this course the basic principles of reinforced concrete / masonry structures are acquired. General information is gained about importance of reinforcement in concrete structures.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Students gain knowledge about the types of reinforced concrete and masonry structures, the design methods, and rules for detailing and drawings – examination.
2. Students will have conception of the basic design principles and detailing rules for prefabricated and pre-stressed concrete structures - attendance of the lectures.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction. Design of reinforced concrete structures – overview.
2 Lateral stability or concrete buildings; shear walls.
3 Concrete floor slabs: types and design principles.
4 Beams: types and design principles.
5 Design of short and slender columns.
6 Concrete foundations: types and design principles.
7 Durability of reinforced concrete constructions.
8 Prefabricated concrete structures.
9 Pre-stressed concrete structures: basic principles and requirements for materials.
10 Masonry structures. Material properties.
11 Failure modes of masonry structures. Design of masonry walls under compression.
12 Drawings of reinforced concrete structures.

Requirements for awarding credit points

The assessment procedure of the student’s competence takes place during the entire semester that ends with the examination. The following order in the assessment procedure is compulsory:
1. Lectures must be attended (80% or more); course project must be completed and defended (BūvZ2049).
2. Then students are allowed to take the examination.
The course is passed when the examination is passed successfully.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent works. Students carry out detailed drawings of reinforced concrete structures designed individually.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The examination consists of one topic from content of the current study course. Student fails examination, if he/she cann’t demonstrate the basic knowledge and understanding on course content.
The attendance of the lectures must be at least 80%. If the total attendance of a student is less than 80% of the maximum possible, an independent work will be assigned.

Compulsory reading

1. LVS EN 1992-1-1:2005. 2. Eirokodekss: Betona konstrukciju projektēšana. 1-1. daļa: Vispārīgie noteikumi un noteikumi ēkām. Rīga: LVS, 2005. 225 lpp.
2. Brauns J. Stiegrota betona konstrukcijas: Eirokodekss EC2 konstrukciju projektēšanā, Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 173 lpp.
3. O'Brien E., Dixon A., Sheils E. Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design to EC2: the complete process, London: Spon Press, 2012. 524 p.
4. Brauns J. Monolītā betona konstrukcijas: Projektēšana saskaņā ar EC2, Jelgava: LLU, 2010. 72 lpp.

Further reading

1. Попов Н.Н., Забегаев А.В. Проектирование и расчет желeзобетонных и каменных конструкций. Москва: Высшая школа, 1989. 399 c.
2. Мандриков А.П. Примеры расчета железобетонных конструкций. Москва: Стройиздат, 1989. 506 c.
3. Reynolds C.E., Steedman J.C. Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook. London etc.: E. & F.N.Spon, 1997. 436 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. . Structural Concrete. Published by Thomas Telford. ISSN (printed): 1464-4177. ISSN (electronic): 1751-7648.
2. Steel and Composite Structures. TechnoPress. ISSN 1229-9367
3. Engineering Structures. Elsevier. ISSN 0141-0296.


Compulsory Course for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”