Course Details

Concrete structures 2

BL009 course is part of 3 study plans

Bc. full-t. program nB > S compulsory Winter Semester 4th year 5 credits

Bc. combi. program nBK > S compulsory Winter Semester 4th year 5 credits

Bc. full-t. program nBA > S compulsory Winter Semester 4th year 5 credits

Reinforced concrete monolithic two-way slabs locally supported. Precast structures – halls, skeletons, buildings from flat and spatial units. Type of units. Arrangement and details of connections. Calculation of precast units and structures, joint members, anchorages and mounting lugs. Spatial rigidity. Special units and structures. Design and application of composite structures on constructions of structural engineering. Selected structures of civil engineering – storages, tank. Design principles of prestressed concrete members design.

Course Guarantor

prof. RNDr. Ing. Petr Štěpánek, CSc.


Institute of Concrete and Masonry Structures

Learning outcomes

A student gains these knowledge and skills:
Understanding of the monolithic reinforced concrete slabs locally supported. Understanding of the design and specific behaviour of precast concrete structures. Understanding of the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures. Knowledge of design of selected civil engineering structures.


structural mechanics, theory of elasticity, load, design of concrete members, design of framed and flat concrete structures


do not required

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Education runs in the forms of lectures and trainings. Character of the lectures is based on definition of basic principles, problems and methodology. In the trainings the main subject matters are trained on individually defined projects (examples).

Forms and criteria of assessment

To gain the credit, the students should elaborate individually defined design and calculate specified task. The students are obliged to consult the design continuously in the given terms and submit it to the fixed date. The presences in training lessons are checked. An exam consists both of the written part, in which the task is elaborated, and the theoretical part. To pass the exam successfully, both parts should be accomplished.


Understanding of the specific behaviour of precast concrete structures. Design of precast concrete structures.
Understanding of the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures.
Basic principles of design of selected structures for civil engineering together.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1.-2. Monolithic reinforced concrete slabs locally supported – structural arrangement, static action, elementary calculation of internal forces, dimensioning of bending. Extrusion of a slab, diferent types of heads. Serviceability limit states. Reinforcing.
3.-4. Precast structures – halls systems, structural arrangement, load. Members of precast halls, joints, application. Space stiffness. Tie and tieless halls – calculation. Design and reinforcing of members and their joints.
5.-6. Multi-storey skeletons, structural arrangement, members and their joints. Elementary principles of calculation. Influence of joints rigidity on skeletons behaviour. Load-bearing capacity of joints. Ceiling structures action. Stability and stiffness with and without reinforcing members.
7. Panel systems, structural solution, calculated schemes. Dimensioning of individual element and their connections.
8. Design of panel buildings stiffness. Calculation of reinforcing elements. Space systems.
9. Special elements (panels) and structures. Structural solution and principles of design of precast building foundations.
10. Composite structures. Elements in during manufacturing, transport and assembly. Anchorages and mounting lugs. Assembling stage.
11.-12. Principles of gesign of storage tanks (bunkers and silos) and reservoirs – loading, static solution, dimensioning and reinforcing.
13. Design of prestressed concrete members – base, materials, prestressing and its changes, design principles.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Locally supported ceiling slab – preliminary dimension design, scheme of structure, load specification, load cases within defined inner part of submitted structure.
2. Calculation of internal forces within defined part of the structure with the help of simplified method (direct method eventually substitute frame method), load combinations.
3. The effect of the bending moment - design of part reinforced concrete slab.
4. The punching – design of part of reinforced concrete slab (within inner column).
5. Finishing of design, principle of SLS (serviceability limit state), scheme drawing of the reinforcement of defined part of the slab.
6. Checking.
7. Precast girder hall – scheme of the assembly drawings of the hall structure, load specification, load cases within inner transverse frame.
8. Calculation of inner forces within inner transverse frame, combinations of the load cases.
9. Design of one inner column.
10. Checking.
11. Verification of the column design within stage of production, transportation and construction, column reinforcement scheme, design of column and girder lifting hook or lifting anchor.
12. Final checking.
13. Project submission. Credit.