Advanced Structural Concrete Analysis And Design Of Discontinuity Regions

26th August 2020 - 12:30-14:30 BST



The webinar is mainly focused on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete members and discontinuity regions where traditional beam theory does not apply and more advanced methods are needed. This includes common cases such as shear walls, pile caps, connections and transfer beams. For such cases Eurocode recommends using strut-and-tie modelling but the fundamental assumptions of this approach are often not well understood. Nonlinear Finite Element Modelling and Stress Field Analyses can also be used. This course reviews these three approaches by covering different examples for different forms of construction (reinforced concrete, steel/concrete composites) and different design situations (buildings, tall buildings, bridges and foundations).

The schedule will be as follows:

a. Overview of discontinuity regions in different forms of construction.
b. Fundamentals of Strut-and-tie modelling, Stress fields analysis and Non-linear FEA.
c. Analysis and design examples


Dr Juan Sagaseta is a Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in structural concrete design and he is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of Surrey where he is the coordinator of different modules for the MSc programme in Structural Engineering. His research interest includes structural concrete analysis and design, shear, punching shear and structural robustness amongst other topics. He is a member of fib working parties 2.2.1 and 2.2.3 on shear and punching shear, feeding into CEN Task Group 4 for the Next Generation of Eurocodes. He is also a member of the Concrete Industry Eurocode 2 Group in the UK (CIEGmkII) and fib Action Group for developing Model Code 2020 clauses for robustness.


Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar. 



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