206.319 Masonry Engineering in New Buildings
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, SE, 3.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

Focus of this course is the statical as well as seismic design of new masonry buildings starting from the basics of masonry engineering with explanations of the components block and mortar, up to the design of a structure according Eurocode 6 and Eudocode 8. Different seismic design procedures for masonry structures (simplified masonry, simplified response spectra method, response spectra method and finally nonlinear Push-Over method will be explained from the basics of structural dynamics till the application on a practical example. To round up this course, experimental laboratory methods to determine the statical as well as dynamical properties and also the direction of the future of Eurocodes in this field will be presented.


Subject of course

The course encompasses the following thematic issues:

  • masonry general (historical and geographical development, brickwork, block- and mortar types)
  • statical numerical design of masonry
  • statical design of masonry (experimental laboratory methods)
  • dynamical design of masonry  - earthquake (numerical design)
  • dynamical design of masonry  - earthquake (experimental laboratory methods)
  • in Situ Tests for masonry constructions (experimental in Situ Tests)
  • outlook of European standardization situation

In a design project, alternative structural systems (global structural system and connections) will be designed in team work, calculated and critically analyzed.

Teaching methods

Lecture, excercise work 

Mode of examination


Additional information


If you have any organizational questions, please contact Ms. Univ. Ass. Verena Hammerschmidt. 

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 17:0028.11.2022 Raumnummer: AF0222 (Stiege 6, 2.Stock, https://tuw-maps.tuwien.ac.at/?q=AF0222)Block 1
Tue09:00 - 17:0029.11.2022 Raumnummer: AF0222 (Stiege 6, 2.Stock, https://tuw-maps.tuwien.ac.at/?q=AF0222)Block 2
Wed09:00 - 13:0030.11.2022 Raumnummer: AF0222 (Stiege 6, 2.Stock, https://tuw-maps.tuwien.ac.at/?q=AF0222)Block 3
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Cumpulsory attendance, seminar paper 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2022 08:00 10.11.2022 23:59 10.11.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Vorkenntnisse aus Werkstoffe im Bauwesen, Mechanik und Baustatik sind erforderlich.
Vorkenntnisse aus Betonbau und Baudynamik sind erwünscht.

Preceding courses



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