Jan Philip Schulze-Ardey
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
Room 614
52074 Aachen

Tel.: +49 (0)241 80-25053


Mo. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m

Tue. 08:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The lectures for "Structural Concrete I" deal with the fundamental concepts of the design of concrete structures from the technical and economical points of view. The course introduces the load-bearing performance of reinforced concrete elements, which is substantially influenced by the different material properties of the concrete and reinforcements, and the safety concepts for concrete structures. Emphasis is placed on verifying of the ultimate limit state of concrete cross-sections (loaded by bending moments, longitudinal forces, shear and torsion) and the serviceability limit state (limitation of stresses, deformations and cracking). Finally, the basic principles of reinforcement layout, design and construction are presented.


  • Material properties
  • Steel-reinforced concrete, a composite material
  • Basics of safety concepts
  • Structural design for bending capacity combined with axial forces
  • Structural design for shear and torsion
  • Serviceability: limitation of stresses, deformations and cracking
  • Details about the reinforcement layout


The lectures are based on DIN EN 1992-1-1.

The lecture schedule as well as the distributed documents and slides are available for registered users in the RWTHmoodle.