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Concrete Structures Exposed to High Temperatures

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D33CHT ZK 1P+1C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Radek Štefan
Radek Štefan
Radek Štefan
Department of Concrete and Masonry Structures

The course focuses on understanding and deepening knowledge in the field of the effect of high temperatures on concrete and concrete structures. The main topics are: materials, fire, high temperatures, fire design of structures, simplified methods, advanced numerical models, computer modelling.


Knowledge of structural design and materials engineering at master's level. Knowledge of fire design is not a requirement.

Syllabus of lectures:

- Structural fire design.

- Physical and chemical processes in concrete and steel at high temperatures.

- Models of transport processes in concrete (heat transfer, coupled heat and mass transfer).

- Numerical methods (finite difference method, finite element method, time discretization methods).

- Coupled thermo-mechanical problem, damage mechanics, moving boundary problem (Stefan problem).

- Modelling of structures at high temperatures, analysis of structures after fire.

Syllabus of tutorials:

- Studying the worked examples, solution of selected problems related to the topic of the lectures and the seminar paper.

Study Objective:

The aim is to understand and deepen the knowledge in the area of the effect of high temperatures on concrete and concrete structures, ideally with a specific focus on the student's dissertation topic.

Study materials:

Povinná literatura:

- Guo, Z., Shi, X. Experiment and Calculation of Reinforced Concrete at Elevated Temperatures. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001, ISBN 978-0-12-386962-3.

- Purkiss, J. A., Li. L.-Y. Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures. CRC Press, 2017. ISBN 9781138074262.

Doporučená literatura:

- Bažant, Z. P., Kaplan, M. F. Concrete at High Temperatures: Material Properties and Mathematical Models. London: Addison-Wesley, 1996, ISBN 978-0582086265.

- Bažant, Z. P., Jirásek, M. Creep and Hygrothermal Effects in Concrete Structures. Springer Netherlands, 2015, ISBN 978-94-024-1136-2.

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