Online Course: Nonlinear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Event Period:  Wednesday, 1st June > Friday, 17th June

Language:  English

Cost: €200-€300 per module (see further details below)

Continuing Professional Development:  Constructeursregister:  6 KE/PE-points (or 1 KE/PE-point for each module attended)*

This 6-module online course focuses on the application of the finite element method when dealing with structural analysis of (reinforced) concrete structures. Emphasis is placed upon nonlinear analysis of (reinforced) concrete structures, with a spotlight on crack modelling, and failure analysis.  Delegates will learn good practice in nonlinear finite element analysis, and also the criteria for choosing the correct crack model from those available, how to converge criteria, and the setting of corresponding parameters.

Participants will have access to DIANA during the course to practice their newly acquired skills and, upon successful completion of the course receive DIANA Certification. 

Who Should Attend?

Practicing engineers, or academics who are moving into the area of Finite Element Analysis using DIANA, or those who need to refresh their knowledge.  Basic knowledge of the finite element method is assumed - however, for Module G-1, no other background knowledge is required.

Course Format

The course is divided into 6 modules, each module will be approximately 2.5hrs in length, and will include lectures, live demos or insights, and discussions. After each course, a one hour follow up Q&A session will be programmed (within the next three working days), with one of our experts.   During this Q&A session, you will have the opportunity to address your questions.

About the Tutors

Dr. Denise Ferreira obtained her MSc in Structural Engineering from University of Porto, Portugal (2009) and her PhD from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona (2013). She worked as a researcher being involved in several projects focused on the analysis of concrete structures, covering both numerical and experimental fields. She has worked at DIANA FEA BV since 2016 primarily as a documentation curator for the DIANA developments. She is also part of the DIANA training group, giving lectures and demonstrations, especially dedicated to the structural analysis of concrete structures.

Dr. Jean-Claude Bauruelle obtained his MSc in Physics from Caen University, France and received his PhD in Civil Engineering from INSA Lyon, France (2003).  He previously worked as a research engineer at TNO BOUW in the department of Computational Mechanics (2002), followed by the department of Civil Infrastructure (2003-2005). He joined DIANA FEA BV in 2006 as a support engineer. He is now our Knowledge Center Manager in charge of our e-learning and teaching activities. 


Each course module can be purchased separately (assuming that you fulfil the minimum level requirement).  The complete course can be offered at a discounted price of 1500 EUR.  Additional discounts can be organised for group attendance (more than three persons), for more information please contact us.

* Continuing Professional Development 
Registered (or chartered) designers, chartered engineers and registered construction supervisors (register-ontwerpers, register-constructeurs en register-toetsers) receive points for permanent education or entry to the Constructeursregister

Module G-1 - Getting Started with DIANA FEA

Module I-1 - Python Scripting and Automatization in DIANA

Module I-2 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis in DIANA

Module I-3 - Reinforced Concrete Analysis in DIANA

Module I-4 - Thermo-Stress Analysis in DIANA

Module I-5 - Heat of Hydration & Early Age Concrete Cracking Analysis

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