Course Details

Masonry Structures (S)

Academic Year 2024/25

BLA004 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Summer Semester 4th year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 4th year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 4th 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. Development of masonry structures and their design. Materials for masonry structures. Structural arrangement. 2. Strength and deformation properties of masonry. Buckling influence. 3. Load-bearing capacity of masonry elements axially or unaxially compressed. 4. Load-bearing capacity of masonry elements stressed by flexure, shear, tension or concentrated pressure. 5. Serviceabiity and detailing. 6. General principles for the design of masonry structures. Statical analysis of hall masonry structures. 7. Statical analysis of multi-storey masonry buildings with flexible and rigid horizontal structures. 8. Reinforced and prestressed masonry structures. 9. Horizontal structures of hollow clay blocks. Design of masonry arches. 10. Simlified design methods and fire resistance assesment. 11. Reconstructions and strengthening of masonry structures.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Material characteristics. Axially loaded brickwork column. 2. Perimeter wall of a building with timber floors. 3. Interaction diagram of a brickwork column of T- shape. 4. Perimeter wall of a building with rigid floors (part 1). 5. Perimeter wall of a building with rigid floors (part 2). 6. Reinforced basement wall subjected to earth pressure. 7. Column subjected to concentrated loads. 8. Reinforced masonry lintel. 9. Brickwork vault. 10. Masonry arch lintel. 11. Handing in the project. Credit.