The art of structures

The art of structures

Introduction to the functioning of structures in architecture

A. Muttoni, Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 286 pages, 2011.

► Research areas

  • Champs de contraintes et modèles bielles-et-tirants
  • Effort tranchant dans les poutres
  • Poinçonnement
  • Effort tranchant dans les dalles et les coques
  • Adhérence, fissuration et éclatement de l'enrobage
  • Charges répétées, fatigue et durée des charges
  • Eléments courbes et angles
  • Interaction sol-structure
  • Structures en BFUHP
  • Béton textile
  • Structures innovantes
  • Philosophie de dimensionnement et normalisation

    ► 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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