Course code BūvZ6011

Credit points 4

Reinforced Materials and Structures

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation16.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author Būvkonstrukciju katedra

Jānis Brauns

Dr. habil. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Subject discusses cement based composites, their technology, mechanical properties and use as well steel-concrete composite structures, advantages and disadvantages. Calculation methods of elastic properties and strength of unidirectional and spatial composites are given. Principles of manufacturing and analysis of reinforced, prestressed and stiffened structures are discussed.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge about behaviour of cement based composites and composite structures under action of load; skills to use the principles of structural mechanics and material mechanics in analysis of composite structures; competence to perform stress analysis of composite structures and evaluate the acquired results.

Compulsory reading

1. Brauns J. Tērauda un tēraudbetona konstrukcijas. Eirokodeksi EC3 un EC4 konstrukciju projektēšanā. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 85 lpp.
2. Bergman R., Matsui C., Meinsma C. & Dutta D. Design Guide for Concrete Filled Hollow Section Columns under Static and Seismic Loading. Köln: Verlag TÜV Rheinland, 1995.
3. Brauns J. Disertācija. Īsšķiedru kompozīto būvmateriālu tehnoloģiskā mehānika. Disertācija. Rīga: RTU, 1995. 163 lpp. Nav LLU FB. Ir ALEPH Kopkatalogā.

Further reading

1. Brauns J. Stiegrots betons Stiegrbetons: Pārsegumi un to elementi. Jelgava: LLU, 1998. 86 lpp.
2. Металлические конструкции. Общий курс. Под ред. Е.И. Беленя. Москва: Стройиздат, 1986. I
3. Oehlers D.J. Bradford M.A. Composite Steel and Concrete Structural Members: Fundamental Behaviour. Oxford: Pergamon, 1995.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Cement and Concrete Composites. Elsevier Science Ltd. ISSN 0958-9465.
2. Steel and Composite Structures. TechnoPress. ISSN 1229-9367
3. Engineering Structures. Elsevier. ISSN 0141-0296.