Structural Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Concrete and Masonry Structures


Within this area several projects concern the effects of climate exposure, both internal and external changes in moisture and temperature, on the behaviour of materials as such, structural elements and systems consisting of two or more materials. Since both concrete and masonry are brittle structures, the analyses often concern crack related problems. Production related projects are also a part of this research area.


Publications: Concrete    Masonry

Ongoing Projects

Rational and relevant repointing of clay brick facades – Technology, conservation, and economics

The objectives of this project are to investigate the effects of relevant parameters such as wind-driven rain, repeated wetting and drying cycles, mechanical properties of brick and mortar, joint tooling, and general workmanship on the durability performance of clay brick façades.

Energy effecient buildings by use of reinforced masonry

The project aims to develop thin masonry walls with externally bonded reinforcement and thus contribute to construction of more energy efficient dwellings and administrative buildings.

Design and analysis of structural concrete discontinuity regions – Capacity of stress redistribution with regard to reinforcement arrangement and chosen Strut and Tie Model
This research will investigate the stress field redistribution for a nonlinear material from the uncracked state to the ultimate limit state with respect to reinforcement arrangement and compare this with linear elastic analysis.

Modeling and evaluation of restraint forces in concrete bridges
The project aims to develop a simple and accurate method for handling restraint forces in the design of concrete bridges.

Efficient Concrete Construction - Simulation of concrete framework erection process and related supply chains
The aim of this project is to study how different factors affect construction of concrete framework and related supply chains in terms of lead times, costs, and resource usage by using a simulation-based approach.

Implementation of probabilistic methods to assess environmental impact of infrastructures
The project develops a framework for reliability/probability-based life cycle assessment (LCA) of infrastructure assets



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