Course Details

Structural Analysis 2

Academic Year 2024/25

BDA007 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-SI / S Winter Semester 3rd year

BPC-SI / K Winter Semester 3rd year

BKC-SI Winter Semester 3rd year

BPA-SI Winter Semester 3rd year

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Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction, content and outline of the subject. Meaning of deflection method, creation and development of this method, variants of deflection method. Calculation model and degree of kinematic indeterminacy. 2. General deflection method for planar frame structures. Equilibrium of conditions, parameters of deflection, bounded nodes. Scalar and matrix form. 3. Analysis of straight bar with variable cross-section: primary and secondary state. 4. Local values, primary vector and the stiffness matrix. Bar connected by joints, cantilever. 5. Bar with constant cross-section. Geometric transformation, global matrix of bar. 6. Analysis of the frame system, compilation of the system of equations, code number and localization. 7. Completion of solution of bars – calculation of internal forces and deflection at bars. Determination of reactions and controlling of the solution. Errors during the solution of frames by using deflection method. Another variant for assembly of equations. 8. Speciality of solution of rectangular frames and continuous girders. Temperature influences, shift of supports. 9. Truss girder is solved by using deflection method. 10. Bar with variable cross-section, height linear ramping, determination of deflection coefficients (analytic solution, numerical integration) 11. Solution of spatial frames solved by general deflection method. 12. Calculation model for simplified deflection method in scalar form. 13. End moments, internal forces. Joint and storey equation.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Revision of solution of elementary statically indeterminate systems using deflection method. Diagrams of internal forces. Analysis of statically and kinematic determinacy of frame systems. 2. Calculation models of frame structures for deflection method, analysis of kinematic indeterminacy. Solution of cranked statically determinate girder with forces loading using general deflection method. 3. Completion of solution of cranked statically determinate girder with force loading, ending forces, diagram of internal forces and reactions. 4. Solution of continuous girder with force loading using general deflection method. 5. Solution of more complicated statically indeterminate frames using general deflection method. 6. Completion of solution of more complicated frames – equation system, ending forces, diagram of internal forces and reactions. Control test 1. 7. Solution of girders with forces and deflection loading. 8. Complexion solution of statically indeterminate frame using deflection method. 9. Completion of solution of complexion frame – equation system, ended forces, diagram of internal forces and reactions. Control test 2. 10. Truss system solved by general deflection method. 11. Completion of solution of truss system. Correction test. Credits. 12. RFEM-SCIA: Introduction to environment of system, input of new project, units, materials and cross-sections. Input and calculation of continuous girder including cantilever. Loading forms and its combinations. 13. RFEM-SCIA: planar frame – chessboard loads, temperature loads and shift of supports, evaluation of results.