Analysis and Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures Course

Program overview

Duration: 6 weeks (60 hours).

Format: 100% Online.                 

Start Date: October, 23, 2023.

Teaching Material Language: English. 

Tutorship Language: English or Spanish.          




This Course Includes:

  • 3 live online tutorships.
  • 10 self-paced video tutorials.
  • 20 downloadable resources.
  • Certificate.


Reinforced Concrete Structural Design with FEA is a comprehensive course that focuses on the principles and techniques of designing reinforced concrete structures using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

This course provides a solid foundation in the basic concepts of concrete structural design with FEA. It covers the behavior of concrete, including cracking, crushing, creep, and shrinkage, as well as the properties and behavior of reinforcing steel within concrete structures.

Codes and standards used in reinforced concrete structure design are explored, with a focus on the Limit State Design approach. This approach considers potential failure conditions, such as Ultimate Limit States (ULS) and Serviceability Limit States (SLS), ensuring the safety and reliability of the structures. The course also addresses safety factors, load combinations, and the design of concrete sections for beams, columns, slabs, and walls.

Additionally, the course delves into nonlinear concrete simulations, which play a vital role in accurately predicting the behavior of concrete structures. Students will learn about stress-strain diagrams, post-cracking behavior, softening modulus, shear retention factor, and the design of D-regions using the Strut and Tie method.

By the end of this course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of reinforced concrete structural design with FEA, including the use of advanced nonlinear simulations. They will be equipped with the necessary skills to confidently design and analyze reinforced concrete structures, ensuring their safety and optimal performance.


  1. Understand the principles and techniques of designing reinforced concrete structures with FEA.
  2. Gain knowledge of concrete behavior and reinforcing steel properties.
  3. Learn to apply codes and standards for reinforced concrete design.
  4. Develop skills in conducting nonlinear concrete simulations and interpreting stress-strain behavior.
  5. Enhance critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for complex design challenges in reinforced concrete structures.


  1. Introduction: General introduction to the course and basic concepts of concrete structural design with FEA.
  2. Material Behavior:
    • Concrete: Study of concrete behavior, including cracking and crushing, creep and shrinkage.
    • Reinforcing Steel: Analysis of the properties and behavior of reinforcing steel in concrete structures.

  3. Codes and Standards for Reinforced Concrete Structure Design:
    • Introduction to the codes and standards used in concrete structure design.
    • Limit State Design: structural design method based on limit states or conditions of potential failure.
      • Ultimate Limit States (ULS)
      • Serviceability Limit States (SLS).
    • Safety factors and load combinations.
    • Concrete section design for beams and columns:
      • Beam element modeling.
      • ULS bending & axial.
      • ULS shear & torsion.
      • Cracking.
    • Design of slabs and walls:
      • Shell modeling and results.
      • ULS Design.
      • SLS Design.

  4. Nonlinear Concrete Simulations:
    • Introduction to nonlinear concrete simulations.
    • Stress-strain diagrams.
    • Post-cracking behavior, including softening modulus and shear retention factor.
    • Design of D-regions.
    • Strut and Tie method.


  • Code design of concrete beam and shell models.
  • Nonlinear concrete beam analysis. Tension steel, compression concrete and shear failures. Comparsion between code standards and nonlinear results.
  • Nonlinear design of a concrete corbel.
  • Beam-column connection analysis. Cycling loading. Assessment of connection ductility and capacity.
  • Strut-and-Tie Model (STM) using nonlinear concrete material. Frame structure FE model. Determining STM through stress trajectories.


The distance learning methodology of this course includes pre-prepared study materials and bibliography, tutorials, audiovisual resources, and practical application exercises. Additionally, there will be live interactive sessions to discuss and clarify the assignments, as well as address any questions or doubts that may arise.

Teaching materials

The course materials will be provided in English, ensuring that participants have access to the necessary resources for learning. Additionally, dedicated tutors will be available to offer technical support in various languages, including English or Spanish. This multilingual support ensures that participants can receive assistance in their preferred language throughout the duration of the course.

In addition, a CivilFEM powered by Marc license will be provided to participants for completing practical exercises and training during the course.

The course utilizes a virtual classroom as the training platform, providing study tools and serving as the primary communication channel with attendees.

Various tools, including audiovisual resources and supplementary documentation, will also be employed.

Evaluation and grading criteria

The evaluation of attendees will be conducted based on their performance in the practical application exercises.


The certification will include a diploma from ICAEEC & Ingeciber, which indicates the successful completion of the course by the attendee. Additionally, the diploma will state the grade obtained in the practical application exercises.

Teaching staff

Mr. Ronald Siat (Coordinator & Tutor). Ingeciber, S.A.

Mr. Román Martín (Tutor). Ingeciber, S.A.


The tuition fees for the course amount to €450.


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