Course Details

Members of Concrete Structures

Academic Year 2024/25

BLA001 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-SI / VS Summer Semester 2nd year

BPC-MI Summer Semester 2nd year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 2nd year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


5 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. Concrete members. Components of concrete. Structural properties of concrete and influencing factors. 2. Types of concrete and reinforcement, their interaction. Theory of concrete structures design – load, structural requirements, design assumptions, durability. Ultimate limit states – principle of design. 3. Analysis of reinforced concrete bending members. Design of cross-sections for bending – general and simplified method. 4. Design of cross-sections for bending – rectangular sections, general sections, sections subject to biaxial bending moment . 5.–6. Design of cross-sections for shearing force. 7. Curtailment of reinforcement in beam – detailing and arrangements. Reinforcement of bended structural members. 8. Principles of design and reinforcement of stairs. 9.–10. Design of sections subjected to axial load and bending. 11. Design of sections for torsion moment. Design of members from plain and lightly reinforced concrete. 12. Verification of serviceability limit state of flexural members. Time-dependent properties of concrete.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. The load and its determination, combination and effects. Idealisation of basic structural members. Design of monolithic reinforced concrete structure – project: Definition of task, preliminary design of dimensions, analysis of structural solution and static system, scheme of shape of structure. 2. Basic materials of reinforced concrete, interaction of concrete and reinforcement, durability of concrete members. 3. Bended members, design and review of the slabs: single supported floor slab – load, action of load and combinations, design for bending and shear, transverse reinforcement, anchorage of reinforcement, modification of reinforcement in the areas of partial fixation, scheme of reinforcement. 4. Design and review of slabs: continuous floor slab – load, action of forces (redistribution of forces) and combinations, design for bending, scheme of reinforcement. 5. Design and review of beam with the T cross-section - load, action and combination, design for bending (T-section, comparison with rectangular cross-section). 6. Member of general cross-section subject to bending – general method, application on cantilever beam (example). 7. Correction. 8. Beam with the T cross-section – design for shear, shear between web and flanges of T cross-section, curtailment of reinforcement. 9. Design and review of a lintel - load, action and comcination, design for bendding, shear, direct and indirect supporting of beam, scheme of reinforcement. Reinforcement of ring beams. Drawings of reinforcement of designed members. 10. Vertical framed concrete structures: RC column subjected to bending and axial force – load, action of load, verification of load-bearing capacity via interactive diagram (example). 11. Correction. 12. Submit of the project. Credit.