222.563 Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Dams Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Dams
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

The objective is to develop specific knowledge in the field of concrete fracture mechanics and the treatment of damage in massive concrete structures - in particular, a constructive and material-specific approach to avoid cracks is discussed.

Subject of course

In this lecture the application of fracture mechanic methods to crack formation in massive concrete structures (dams, weirs, lock walls, etc.) as well as the determination of special fracture mechanics material properties will be presented and the application of these methods in the direction of damage avoidance, damage assessment and remediation will be discussed. In particular, the cases of damage at two Austrian arch dams are treated in detail.

Lecture notes will be handed out during the lecture.





Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
08.10.2018 12:00 15.10.2018 12:00 15.10.2018 12:00



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