Online Course: Concrete Crack models: discrete vs Smeared

MODULE A-1:  Concrete Crack Models, discrete vs Smeared

Couse Level:  Advanced (English Language)


Tuesday, 20th April (15:00>17:30 CEST)

Thursday, 22nd April (15:00>17:30 CEST)

Cost: The cost of this course is €750.  Additional discounts can be organised for group attendance (more than three persons), for more information please contact us.


  • Crack modelling 
    • Smeared Cracking
      • Multiple Fixed Crack model 
      • Total Strain Based Crack model 
      • Rankine Principal Stress model 
    • Modelling approach for Fiber Reinforced Concrete
    • Random fields 
    • Tips & Tricks for Advanced Concrete Crack Analysis 
  • Exercise: Reinforced concrete beam under static load - Comparison of the different models (insight) 
  • Q&A

Competencies:  After completing this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding of concrete crack modelling and the pros/cons of the different approaches. 

Who Should Attend?  Practicing engineers, and academics with a minimum of two years experience using DIANA, or those who have attended the DIANA Intermediate Modules I2 (Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis in DIANA) & I3 (Reinforced Concrete Analysis in DIANA).  

Course Format:  The course is divided into two sessions, each session will be approximately 2.5hrs in length, and will include lectures, live demos or insights, and discussions.   DIANA will be made available to participants for the duration of the course.  

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