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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Structural Analysis and Reinforced Concrete


SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 321Semester5th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS
Lectures and Tutorials4
Th=3, E=1, L=0
Course TypeScientific Area
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URLhttps//   (in Greek)



Learning Outcomes

The main objective of the course is to enrich students’ basic knowledge in structural mechanics and strength of materials. The course is divided in two thematic sections:
a) basic principles of structural analysis utilizing direct stiffness method - introduction to the finite element method,
b) basic principles of reinforced concrete design.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • implement direct stiffness method for the analysis of truss and frame structures at both analytical and computational level
  • understand the basic concepts of reinforced concrete design
  • be familiar with the basic principles of Eurocode 2
  • understand the design process of typical buildings and create basic construction drawings
  • application of theory in practice: construction phases and details, site supervision, etc.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies
  • Adaptation to new circumstances and challenges
  • Decision making
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advanced, free, creative  and causative thinking


The course content includes:

  1. Basic principles of structural analysis.
  2. Types of loads and supports.
  3. Stiffness and transformation matrices
  4. Formulation and solution of equilibrium equations.
  5. Evaluation of member actions. Implementation of the direct stiffness method.
  6. Introduction to the finite element method.
  7. Basic theory of reinforced concrete structures analysis and design.
  8. Properties of concrete and reinforcement steel.
  9. Types of loads, limit states and related checks: compression, tension, bending moments, shear forces and moments.
  10. Design principles under Greek/Eurocodes norms.
  11. Computations for basic structural elements of reinforced concrete buildings.
  12. Code requirements and detailing provisions.
  13. Analytical and computational projects.


Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Extensive use of Information & Communication Technology in teaching procedure
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support (for teaching and students communication)
  • Specialized software.
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
- Lectures -  Theory39
- Lectures -  Methodology13
- Projects (individual reports)28
- Autonomous study45
Course Total125

Assessment Method

Ι. Written final examination (70%): Solution of characteristic problems related to lesson themes.

ΙΙ. Individual Projects (30%).


  • Calculation methods of reinforced concrete, Zararis P.,  (Eudoxus code: 55590637)
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures Ι, Tsonos A., (Eudoxus code: 68403376)
  • Reinforced Concrete Design, B. Mosley, J. Bungey, R. Hulse (Eudoxus code: 50656355)
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures , Houliaras J., (Eudoxus code:9693)


Course Instructor:Professor Y. Tsompanakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Lectures:Professor Y. Tsompanakis (Faculty - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:I. Koutsogiannaki (LTS - EnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: