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Concrete Structures : Structural Strengthening and Stabilization

This free online course covers the strengthening of beams, slabs, walls and more, as well as cathodic protection.

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This free online certification course on Structural Strengthening and Stabilization of Concrete Structures covers the needs and strategies necessary to stabilize and strengthen concrete structures. It specifically addresses the strengthening of beams, slabs, joints and connections. The skills of cathodic protection, service life design and service life modelling of concrete structures will also be discussed in detail.
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    6-10 Hours
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In this free certification course about structural strengthening and stabilization, you will learn about the needs and strategies necessary to stabilize and strengthen concrete structures. The strengthening of beams and slabs, the types of column failure and how to strengthen them, will be addressed. This instructor-based course covers good practices associated with the repair and strengthening of joints and connections.

Furthermore, this course will teach you about cathodic protection in concrete structures, the principles of service life design, the service life modelling and the residual service life estimation. Following a brief review of service life of RC structures, you will also learn about the most important variables that influence the service life of concrete structures.

This is a video-based course that allows you to grasp the practical aspects of structural strengthening, stabilization, cathodic protection and service life estimation of concrete structures. This course will be of interest to professionals and students of the civil engineering sector. Why wait! Start this course today and learn more about the structural strengthening and stabilization of concrete structures.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between structural strengthening and stabilization
  • Contrast flexural strengthening to shear strengthening
  • Describe the failure modes of walls and the various methods to strengthen them
  • Distinguish between joints and connections
  • Explain cathodic protection in concrete structures
  • Relate laboratory studies to field studies in the domain cathodic protection
  • Contrast service life modelling to residual service life estimation
  • Discuss Cathodic Protection and Service Life Estimation
  • Distinguish the different variables that influence the service life of concrete structure


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