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...

  • 2018 fib PhD Symposium in Prague, with 150 participants from all over the world:
    + Max Tirassa received the Special Mention Award for his paper Modern experimental research techniques for a consistent understanding of aggregate interlocking
  • + Patrick Valeri received the BASF Excellent Award and the Special Mention Award for his paper Experimental research on Textile Reinforced Concrete for the development of design tools


      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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