Course code BūvZ4122

Credit points 2

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures II

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation10.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author lect.

Jānis Fabriciuss

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2048, Basic Theory of Structures

BūvZ3074, Structural Analysis I

BūvZ3078, Structural Analysis II

BūvZ3094, Structural Mechanics III

BūvZ4108, Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures I

Course abstract

In this course students will gain knowledge about the structural design of reinforced concrete and masonry structures and will obtain skills to evaluate the safety and serviceability of the structures.
In the course the basic design and detailing aspects of prefabricated and pre-stressed concrete structures are covered.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: Students will gain knowledge about the basics of limit state design and structural analysis in case of reinforced concrete structures –examination.
Skills: Students will gain knowledge about the types of reinforced concrete and masonry structures, the design methods, and rules for detailing and drawings - examination.
Skills: Students will have conception of the basic design principles and detailing rules for prefabricated and pre-stressed concrete structures – examination.
Competence: Students will have skills to do the limit state analysis for reinforced concrete structures and its components – examination.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Lecture: Introduction. Design of reinforced concrete structures – overview. (2hr)
2. Lateral stability or concrete buildings; design principles for shear walls.(2hr)
3. Limit state design, Design situations and Load combinations. Structural analysis in concrete structures.(2hr)
4. Concrete ceiling slabs: types and design principles.(2 hr)
5. Beams: types and design principles.(2 hr)
6. Design of short and slender columns. Prefabricated columns. Biaxial bending.(2 hr)
7. Concrete foundations: types and design principles. Design of pile caps.(2 hr)
8. Rules for detailing of concrete structures. Overlaps and anchorage of reinforcement.(2 hr)
9. Drawings of reinforced concrete structures.(2 hr)
10. Masonry structures. Material properties.(2 hr)
11. Failure modes of masonry structures. Design of unreinforced masonry walls under compression.(2 hr)
12. Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures under tension and bending.(2 hr)
13. Prefabricated concrete structures.(2 hr)
14. Pre-stressed concrete structures: basic principles and requirements for materials.(2hr)
15. Design of pre-stressed concrete structures according to the limit state method.(2 hr)
16. Losses of stresses in pre-stressed concrete structures.(2 hr)

Requirements for awarding credit points

The evaluation process of students will take place during the whole semester that will end with the examination. The following order in the evaluation process is compulsory:
1. Lectures must be attended (80% or more); course project must be completed and defended (BūvZ4109).
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. There is no independent work required for students in this course. Nevertheless students can do an Independent work to compensate the lacking attendance. In this case one must prepare a learning aid for the next year students. Options for the work: made reinforce calculation for constructions who are different from course project construction or made research, present new reinforced concrete theme who wasn’t in study course. The independent work must be first confirmed by the responsible university lecturer.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The examination consists of two topics of theory and two solved practical problems. Students are allowed to use calculations formulas. Students must prepare topics required and solve problems specified. Discussion with instructor. The grade depends on the accuracy of calculations and the level of knowledge presented. A student fails the examination, if a serious mistake in the calculations is made (if the mistake would lead to a possible failure of the structure designed), and/or if he/she is not able to explain the basic concepts of the design conditions

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. Projetēšana saskaņā ae EC2. Jelgava: LLU, 2010.72 lpp.

Further reading

1. 1. Попов Н.Н., Забегаев А.В. Проектирование и расчет желобетонных 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 Desiner’s Handbook. London etc.: E. & F.N.Spon, 1997. 436 p. Ir 2007.g. CRCPress. Pieejams:

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 Second level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”