Reinforced Concrete Structures II


The aim of this course is to train students in the analysis, design and detailing of beam supported slabs, flat slabs, geometric discontinuity zones in reinforced concrete elements, and in the basic concepts of pre-stressed concrete.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Manuel Pinho Ramos, Valter José da Guia Lúcio


Weekly - 5

Total - 76

Teaching language



To attend this course, it is recommended that students have a solid knowledge in Materials Strength, Reinforced Concrete Structures I, as well as structural analysis of slabs.


- NP-ENV1991-1:1994 - Eurocódigo 1 – Bases de projecto e acções em estruturas.

- NP-ENV1992-1-1:1991 - Eurocódigo 2 - Projecto de estruturas de betão

- REBAP - Regulamento de estruturas de betão armado e pré-esforçado, 1983.

- RSA - Regulamento de segurança e acções em estruturas de edifício e pontes, 1983.

- Tabelas Técnicas, J.S. Brasão Farinha e A.C. dos Reis, P.O.B, Setúbal, 1993.

- Apresentações das Aulas Teóricas.

Teaching method

Reinforced Concrete II has two lectures classes each week with 1:30h each, and one problem solving session with a duration of 2h.

In the lectures classes the subjects are presented and in the problem solving sessions the students solve practical problems with the guidance of the professor.

Evaluation method

The evaluation of knowledge has two components: one done by works and classroom participation of the student during the semester and the other by two tests or final exam.

1. Tests

Written tests  NE = (1stT + 2ndT)/2, grade = 0 to 20 (≥ 7.5).

2. Exam

Written exam NE, grade = 0 to 20 (≥ 7.5).

3. Works and classroom participation

Problem solving sessions Ac(P) and Lectures Ac(T)

Ac(P) = 0 to 20.

Ac(T) = 0% to 100%.

Ac = Ac(P) x Ac(T) ≥ 7.5

4. Final Grade = 0.8 x NE + 0.2 x Ac

Students with a final grade greater than 16 must do an oral exam.

5. Remarks
In the practical classes group Works will be carried out, of which will be chosen randomly some for the continuous evaluation.
The continuous evaluation of the practical classes Ac (P) will be composed by the classification of the group Works, by the attendance of the students and by the appreciation of the teacher.
The continuous evaluation of the theoretical classes Ac (T) will be composed of students'''''''' attendance and teacher appreciation.
In the Mini-tests of Normal Evaluation Period and in the Exam of the Time of Appeal only the consultation of the Norms, of tables and of a form to be provided by the teachers is allowed.

Subject matter

1.             SLABS


1.2.       Theory of plates

1.3.       Slabs supported by beams

1.4.       Flat slabs


2.1.       Introduction

2.2.       Deep beams

2.3.       Zones of concentrated loads

2.4.       Corbels

2.5.      Foundations

3.             PRESTRESS

3.1.      Introduction

3.2.       Prestress systems

3.3.       Design of prestress

3.4.       Losses of prestress

3.5.      Ultimate Limit States

3.6.       Serviceability Limit States

3.7.       Hyperstatic structures

3.8.       Detailing


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