Course Details

Timber Structures (M)

Academic Year 2022/23

BOA015 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

Basic types of timber structures (TS), development prospects, standards for design of TS. Examples of realized TS.
Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
Spatial configuration of TS.
Rules of computer modelling of TS.
Basic types of strain of timber members and methods of their verification.
Limit states in TS.
Connections of TS.
Plane solid and truss structures – girders, frames and arches.
Rules of structural design and theoretical analysis, main structural details.
Securing TS against global loss of stability.
Wood houses. Problems of fire resistance of TS.
Production and assembly of TS.
Protection and maintenance of TS.

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

Student will get under control the aims of matter in
teachings, focused especially to problems of design of timber elements and timber structures.

Syllabus

1. Basic types of timber structures, standards for design and examples of realized timber structures. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
2. Spatial configuration of timber structures, plane and spatial systems. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures
3. Limit states in timber structures, methods of verification. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structural elements.
4. Connections of timber structures.
5. Plane solid and truss girders, frames and arches.
6. Timber houses. Production, assembling, protection and maintenance of timber structures.
7. Fire resistance.

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

graded course-unit credit

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/253650

Lecture

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Basic types of timber structures, standards for design and examples of realized timber structures. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
2. Spatial configuration of timber structures, plane and spatial systems. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures
3. Limit states in timber structures, methods of verification. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structural elements.
4. Connections of timber structures.
5. Plane solid and truss girders, frames and arches.
6. Timber houses. Production, assembling, protection and maintenance of timber structures.
7. Fire resistance.

Exercise

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Properties of timber and timber-based materials for structural purposes.
2. Design of members in tension.
3. Design of solid members under compression.
4. Design of built-up members.
5. Design of bending beams. Stability of bending beams.
6. Design of connections of members of timber structures.
7. Design of beams made from glued laminated timber.