Arch.Uth Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Postgraduate Course Arch.Uth Ελληνικά
Obligatory, Semester 4, ECTS: 4
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Structural Design, Building Technology, Organizations, Regulations, Legislations.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to make reasoned decisions, Ability to work autonomously, Ability to work in a team, Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, Ability to design and manage projects, Commitment to conservation of the environment, Ability to be critical and self-critical , Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.



[Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation]

The goal of the lesson is the provision of the basic knowledge to understand the design principles for the implementation of a structure by means of Reinforced Concrete technology.


  • Introductory knowledge.
  • Concrete as a material. From Plain to Reinforced Concrete.
  • Basis of Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Load bearing structure. Loads and supports. Actions – resistances (probabilistic approach – verification by partial factor method). Principles of Limit State design (Serviceability Limit State / Ultimate Limit State). The role of materials.
  • Constituent materials of R.C.
  • Materials technology. Stress - strain relation of concrete and reinforcing steel. Strength requirements.
  • Distinction of elements in a concrete structure – Nomenclature  
  • Linear elements (beams, columns)
  • Flat elements (slabs)
  • Configuration / Presentation of load bearing structure and structural members. Construction drawings.
  • Structural system(structural members, supports). Models. Flexural and shear actions. Internal actions and sections capacity.
  • Pre-design of slabs, beams and columns.
  • Design of linear elements against flexure and shear – Arrangement of reinforcement.
  • Simply supported beams. Continuous beams. Columns.
  • Design of flat elements (slabs) against flexure and shear – Arrangement of reinforcement.
  • Detailing of members set by the Codes. Anchorage of reinforcements. Special requirements against Seismic actions.