Projeto de Estruturas Correntes

Base Knowledge

Mechanical and Strength of Materials; Structural Mechanics; Reinforced Concrete; Foundations.

Teaching Methodologies


In the Theoretical-Practical Classes, the expository method is used and the reflection on subjects introduced in a perspective of the knowledge already acquired is encouraged. The Practical-Laboratory Classes are dedicated to carrying out practical group work. The work is carried out with close monitoring by the teacher. Students are organized in groups of two elements. In the Tutorial Classes, the students are monitored, by clarifying doubts.

Learning Results

Objectives: Analysis, design and detailing of reinforced concrete framed structures for small and medium-sized buildings, in the Portuguese standard framework. Generic Skills: Application of knowledge and understanding; judgment and decision making; Communication; self-learning; Specific Skills: Acquire knowledge and understanding in the field of reinforced concrete structures used in small and medium-sized buildings, in terms of methodologies for analysis, design and detailing, as well as the elaboration of calculation memories; skills for designing building structures with direct foundations.



Introduction: scope and objectives; the phases of a project; responsibility for drawing up design projects, following procedures. Design of the structure: general aspects; the constraints (architectural, related to the location of the building, resulting from the purpose of the building, economic and aesthetic, other constraints); structural choices. General safety verification criteria: serviceability limit state and ultimate limit states; actions; combinations of actions. Quantification of actions: permanent actions; variable actions (temperature variations, wind action, snow action, overloads, earthquakes). Seismic analysis: calculation of earthquake action; distribution of the earthquake. Calculation of internal forces: methodology; loading of frames; combinations of actions; calculation of internal forces. Design of reinforced concrete elements: general provisions; choice of materials; general constructive specifications; specific constructive specifications. Presentation of the project: introduction; written pieces (descriptive and justification, geotechnical studies, calculations); drawn pieces (structural plants, slab reinforcement plants, detailing of reinforced concrete elements).

Curricular Unit Teachers




Projecto de Estruturas Correntes – compilação de textos elaborados pelos docentes e outros autores. 

NP EN 1990 (2009); Eurocódigo – Bases para o Projecto de Estruturas, IPQ. 

NP EN 1991-1-1 (2009); Eurocódigo 1 – Acções em Estruturas, Parte 1-1: Acções Gerais – Pesos Volúmicos, Pesos Próprios, Sobrecargas em Edifícios, IPQ.

NP EN 1991-1-3 (2009); Eurocódigo 1 – Acções em Estruturas, Parte 1-3: Acções Gerais – Acções da Neve, IPQ.

NP EN 1991-1-4 (2010); Eurocódigo 1 – Acções em Estruturas, Parte 1-4: Acções Gerais – Acções do Vento, IPQ.

NP EN 1991-1-5 (2010); Eurocódigo 1 – Acções em Estruturas, Parte 1-5: Acções Gerais – Acções térmicas, IPQ.

NP EN 1992-1-1 (2010); Eurocódigo 2 – Projecto de Estruturas de Betão, Parte 1-1: Regras Gerais e Regras para Edifícios, IPQ.

NP EN 1998-1 (2010); Eurocódigo 8 – Projecto de Estruturas para Resistência aos Sismos, Parte 1: Regras Gerais, Acções Sísmicas e Regras para Edifícios, IPQ.

NP EN 206-1 (2007); Betão. Especificação, desempenho, produção e conformidade, IPQ.

NP EN 13670 (2011); Execução de estruturas em betão, IPQ.