Design of Concrete Structures to EC2: Theory and Examples

Design of Concrete Structures to EC2: Theory and Examples

Overview:

This two-day course explains how to use Eurocode 2, the new design standard for the design of elements in concrete buildings. This course will provide background to the provisions in the code and explain how to apply them to building structures. Practical workshop sessions allow delegates to get to grips with the details and be confident of using Eurocode 2 for everyday projects.

Aims & Objectives:

To enable delegates to:

  • Understand the background to Eurocode 2 for structural design
  • Establish combinations of loadings on reinforced concrete structures using partial factors, e.g. permanent, variable and accidental actions
  • Explain characteristic material strengths of structural concrete and partial factors
  • Establish the design procedure for structural phenomena on reinforced concrete at ultimate limit states (bending, shear, axial compression and their combinations) and serviceability limit states (cracking and deflection)
  • Establish the design procedure for reinforced concrete elements, e.g. beams, slabs, columns and simple foundations
  • Explain the requirements for the detailing of reinforcement in concrete

After this course delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the content of Eurocode 2 for building structures
  • Be able to find their way around Eurocode 2
  • Have an understanding of the content of Eurocode 2 for buildings, including:
    • Materials
    • Durability
    • Structural Analysis
  • Know how to apply Eurocode 2 to:
    • Beams
    • Foundations
    • Slab
    • Flat Slabs
    • Columns
  • Know how to design for:
    • Flexure
    • Punching shear
    • Shear
    • Strut-and-tie
    • Axial loading
    • Deflection
    • Torsion
  • Have an appreciation of precast, plain and lightweight concrete provisions
  • Have an knowledge of the differences with BS 8110

Course Outline:

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Eurocode 2 and relationship to other Eurocodes and European Standards
  • Basis of design, combinations of actions with design exercise
  • Materials, durability, structural analysis
  • Ultimate limit state
    • Flexural design, including flat slabs with design exercise
    • Shear design with design exercise
    • Punching shear with design exercise
    • Axial resistance with design exercise
    • Strut-and-tie
  • Serviceability limit state
    • Deflection with design exercise
    • Crack control
  • Foundations
  • Detailing of structural elements with design exercise
  • Overview of precast, plain and lightweight concrete
  • Review of design aids and guidance

Mode of Delivery:

  • Tutor Presentation
  • Workshop sessions with problems for delegates to solve

Benefits of Attending:

This course will provide face-to-face learning on design of reinforced concrete structures to Eurocode 2.

 

Intended For:

Engineers - relatively new to, or who wish to refresh their knowledge of, reinforced concrete design and its underlying principles. The course may also be of value to more experienced staff who wish to gain or extend their knowledge of the European code for the design of concrete building structures.

Pre-Course Requirements:

Delegates may find it useful to bring their own copies of the following Eurocodes and UK National Annexes – although this is not essential:

  • British Standards Institution "BS EN 1990: Eurocode - Basis of structural design", BSI, 2002, ISBN: 0 580 40186 3.
  • British Standards Institution "UK National Annex for Eurocode 0 - Basis of structural design", BSI, 2002, ISBN: 0 580 44890 8.
  • British Standards Institution, 2004, "BS EN 1992-1-1: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings", BSI, 2004, ISBN: 0 580 45191 7.
  • British Standards Institution, 2004, "UK National Annex to Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings", BSI, 2004, ISBN 0 580 47244 2.
  • British Standards Institution, 2004, "BS EN 1992-1-2: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-2: General rules - Structural fire design", BSI, 2004, ISBN 0 580 45414 2.