Course Details

Theory of Composite Steel-Concrete Structures

DOB039 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-K compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-K compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-K compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-K compulsory-elective Winter Semester 2nd year 8 credits

Theoretical basis of european normative documents for design of composite structures and principles of design of load-carrying elements, members and structural systems and their connections according to these rules. Principles of static and structural design of composite structures combined of various materials. Design of composite structures - design assumptions and design procedures. Design resistance of composite structures. Compression members. Flexural members. Combination of loading actions. Fatigue. Fire resistance of composite (mainly steel-concrete) structures. Application of composite steel-concrete elements and members in civil engineering structures.

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Marcela Karmazínová, CSc.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures

Learning outcomes

The student will obtain and master thorough theoretical knowledge and will understand the principles of the behaviour and of the static and structural design in the field of composite steel-concrete structures. The student will be able suitably and efficiently to apply the obtained knowledge to the solution of particular more complex problems in the investigated field. Further the student will be able to elaborate and evaluate acquired knowledge, in particular with the accent to their utilization in connection with solved dissertation topic. Over more, the student will be able further to work with obtained and mastered knowledge, to connect them with knowledge from other courses and disciplines and to implement them into the solution of the tasks within the frame of own independent scientific and research activity.


Theory of elasticity and plasticity; disciplines of structural mechanics; principles and methods of static and structural design of steel, timber and concrete structures.


Non required.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

The teaching is realized through the lectures supplemented in particular by self-studying, but also by consultations of the student with the lecturer. There is an assumption of the individual student work with the literature and other relevant sources, their researches and elaboration of obtained information and knowledge, and in particular their utilization and application in connection with the solved dissertation topic.

Forms and criteria of assessment

The elaboration of the seminar work about the course problematice and in connection with the dissertation topic is precondition for the attendance at exam. The exam is oral and it consists of general theoretical part and professional discussion about the seminar work.


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.


3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Principles of structural design of elements and members of composite structures, combination of materials.
2.–3. Basic design principles, loading actions, material, rheological properties.
4.–5. Ultimate limit states – design conception for basic cases (tension, compression, bending, shear) and their combinations.
6.–7. Shear connections.
8.–9. Serviceability limit states – design conception.
10. Fatigue.
11.–12. Fire resistance of composite structures.
13. Application of composite structures in civil engineering constructions.