Structural concrete laboratory IBETON

Welcome to the Structural concrete laboratory

As part of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Civil Engineering section of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the team of the Structural Concrete Laboratory is active in the field of concrete structures.

Teaching Structural behaviour
Conceptual design of structures
Dimensioning and behaviour of structures in reinforced and prestressed concrete.
Research Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
Elastic and plastic analyses
Serviceability behaviour, long-term effects, durability
Services Expert investigations
Research and development
In situ measurements
Advice to participants in the construction industry

Important web sites

Model Code fib 2010 contribution to punching shear
i-structures intuitive understanding of structures
i-concrete systematic stress fields development for concrete structures
fib-ch swiss group of fib
photos IBETON pictures collection
barbie bibliographical database

► Research areas

  • Stress Fields and strut-and-tie methods
  • Shear in beams
  • Punching shear
  • Shear in slabs and shells
  • Bond, cracking and cover spalling
  • Repeated and sustained loading, fatigue
  • Curved elements, angles
  • Soil-Structure interaction
  • UHPFRC structures
  • Textile Reinforced Concrete
  • Innovative structures
  • Design philosophy and code-writing

    ► In the news...

  • 2016 fib PhD Symposium in Tokyo, with a hundred participants from all over the world:
    + João Simões received the Best Lecture Award for his paper Punching shear strength and behaviour of compact reinforced concrete footings
    + Darko Tasevski received the Best Lecture Award and a Top 5 distinction for his paper Behaviour of concrete in compression and shear under varying strain rates: from rapid to long-term
  • Aurelio Muttoni and Miguel Fernández Ruiz ar the 2014 recipients of the Wason Medal of ACI for their paper article "Effect of load distribution and variable depth on shear resistance of slender beams without stirrups"
    by A. Pérez Caldentey, A. Padilla, A. Muttoni and M. Fernández Ruiz
  • MOOC course The Art of Structures II (in French with English subtitles) is offered on the Coursera platform.


      Prof. Aurelio Muttoni
    Full Professor


    Yvonne Buehl
    GC B2 383
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon
    tél. +41 21 693 28 86
    fax +41 21 693 58 84


    Station 18
    CH-1015 Lausanne

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