Course Details

Metal and Timber Structures

Academic Year 2022/23

BOA014 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

History of metal and timber structures in civil engineering.
Basic types of steel and timber structures.
Advantages and disadvantages of metal and timber structures from the economical point of view with respect to the physical and moral lifespan and material return.
Material properties of steel and timber material.
Structural design of bearing systems.
Economical aspects of metal and timber structures.
Structures of industrial single-storey buildings.
Multi-storey buildings with steel frameworks.
Special metal structures.
Timber structures.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Milan Šmak, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures

Objective

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

Knowledge

Students have to manage the aim of the subject. They obtain more detailed knowledge about the problems of design metal and timber structures.

Syllabus

1. Basics of bearing structure design and realization problems. Material and selection of structural members of steel structures.
2. Single-storey steel buildings (disposition, configuration of structures, roof cladding, roof purlins, roof girders, construction of the crane track, columns, column foot and anchorage, space rigidity).
3. Multi-storey buildings with a steel framework (criteria of design, actions, parts of steel structures and their connections, space rigidity).
4. Spatial member systems.
5. Metal bridges and footbridges (parts of a construction, bearings and shutters, assembling of bridges and footbridges).
6. Special metal structures (tanks, stacks, silos, high diameter pipelines, towers and masts, structures of technical equipment).
7. Properties of the wood and wood-based materials (mechanical properties of timber material, basic design parameters, requirements of structure conditions).
8. Ultimate states of the timber structures, principles of their design.
9. Basic types of stress of members and parts of timber structures.
10. Connections in timber structures.
11. Plate and truss timber girders, frames and arches.
12. Spatial timber constructions.
13. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures.

Prerequisites

Mathematics, structural mechanics, elasticity and plasticity, section characteristics, design principles of structures, loads of structural systems, structural materials.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

3 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/253644

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Basics of bearing structure design and realization problems. Material and selection of structural members of steel structures.
2. Single-storey steel buildings (disposition, configuration of structures, roof cladding, roof purlins, roof girders, construction of the crane track, columns, column foot and anchorage, space rigidity).
3. Multi-storey buildings with a steel framework (criteria of design, actions, parts of steel structures and their connections, space rigidity).
4. Spatial member systems.
5. Metal bridges and footbridges (parts of a construction, bearings and shutters, assembling of bridges and footbridges).
6. Special metal structures (tanks, stacks, silos, high diameter pipelines, towers and masts, structures of technical equipment).
7. Properties of the wood and wood-based materials (mechanical properties of timber material, basic design parameters, requirements of structure conditions).
8. Ultimate states of the timber structures, principles of their design.
9. Basic types of stress of members and parts of timber structures.
10. Connections in timber structures.
11. Plate and truss timber girders, frames and arches.
12. Spatial timber constructions.
13. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures.

Exercise

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Properties of materials.
2. Design of members in tension.
3. Design of members under compression. Stability of members.
4. Design of bending beams.
5. Stability of bending beams.
6. Connections of steel members.
7. Connections of timber members.