Course Details

Engineering and Transport Structures

BOA001 course is part of 3 study plans

Bc. full-t. program BPC-SI > spVS compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 5 credits

Bc. full-t. program BPA-SI compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 5 credits

Bc. combi. program BKC-SI compulsory Winter Semester 2nd year 5 credits

History, progress and importance of engineering structures in civil engineering Basic types of building and engineering structures and their general characteristics. Building materials – material properties from the viewpoint of usage in building structures, basic material characteristics. Load of building structure, load classification, particular load cases and their combinations. Concrete and masonry structures, metal and timber structures – basic types, dispositional and structural design, significant structural details. Basis of design and computer modelling of engineering structures. Concrete and steel bridges and timber footbridges, masonry bridges and vaults: overview of types. Transportation history, categorization, social aspects, transportation advantages and disadvantages. Integrated transport systems. Transportation terminology and basic concepts. Railway transport charakteristic, basic concepts, alignment and profile of the line, permanent way and subgrade. Railway station. Roadway and motorway characteristics in CR, design of road structures, technologies for road construction, urban infrastructure. Airports.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Marcela Karmazínová, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures

Learning outcomes

Overview of basic structural systems of load-carrying civil structures - hall buildings, multi-storey buildings, engineering structures, technological structures, bridges and footbridges. Overview of physical-mechanical properties, advantages and disadvantages of basic structural materials for load-carrying structures and their statistical parameters. Basic principles of loading actions of load-carrying civil structures.
General information about transportation – history, categorization of transport, social importance, transportation advantages and disadvantages, basic terminology. Railway transport – railway Act, track geometry parameters, railway superstructure and track subgrade, switches and crossings, railway stations. Roads – design categories, cross section, design horizontal and vertical alignment, road types, road materials and construction. Airports.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of building materials, elementary bases of elasticity, strength and structural mechanics.
Fundamental knowledge of mathematics and geometry. General knowledge and orientation in maps.

Corequisites

Extension of the knowledge of properties of structural materials and their evaluation, extension of the knowledge of elasticity, strength, structural mechanics and selected statistical methods.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The teaching is realized through the lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, attendance at classes is compulsory.

Forms and criteria of assessment

For the successful graduation of this course it is necessary to elaborate the particular tasks within the exercises corresponding to the exercise schedule and their range is given by the teacher. The attendance in the exercises is compulsory. The exam is realized by the written form and its extend follows from the course annotation.

Objective

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

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.

Lecture

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Basic types of building and engineering structures.
2. Materials for civil structures.
3. Basic types of concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures.
4. Loading of building structure, load classification, kinds of loading actions, load cases and their combinations.
5. Basis of design and computer modelling of engineering structures.
6. Basis of structural design of buildings.
7. Concrete, steel and timber bridges and footbridges.
8. Transportation history, categorization, social aspects, transportation advantages and disadvantages. Transportation terminology and basic concepts. Alignment and profile of the line.
9. Roadway and motorway characteristics in CR. Structural and geometrical arrangement of road structures.
10. Urban road.
11. Technologies for road construction. Road types.
12. Permanent way and subgrade.
13. Railway stations. Airports.

Practice

2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

1. Basis of design and computer modelling of engineering structures.
2.–3. Basic types of building and engineering structures: basic types of concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures, concrete, steel and timber bridges and footbridges, basis of structural design of buildings.
4.–5. Materials for civil structures: basic building materials, their physical-mechanical properties, advantages and disadvantages.
6. Loading of building structures, load classification, load types and values, load cases and their combinations.
7. Basic terminology. Design both of road communications and railway lines. Alignment – design of road axis, circular curve.
8. Horizontal alignment – transition curve (clothoid), transitioned simple curve.
9. Vertical alignment – design of levelling.
10. Drawings – layout drawing, profile.
11. Road cathegories, road cross section.
12. Cross section of railway track, drainage, earthwork structures.
13. Final control of tasks elaborated.