221-0061 – Prestressed Concrete (PRB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structures
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
221-0061/01 2000/2001 2012/2013 3
221-0061/02 2010/2011 5
221-0061/03 2015/2016 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and apply the following skills and topic areas: - design and assessment of prestressed concrete elements and structures; - prestressed elements and structures of bridges, civil and industrial buildings.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


1. Principals of pre stressed concrete. Material characteristics. Tensioning. Production technology. 2. Pre stressing force in ultimate and serviceability limit state according to EC 2. 3. Initial pre-stressing force of elements with coherent pre-stressing reinforcement. 4. Idealized cross-section and its usage. 5. Changes of pre-stressing before tensioning. 6. Changes of pre-stressing after tensioning. 7. Pre-stressed elements in elastic phase, normal stress, principal stress and strain. 8. Pre-stressed elements in limit state. 9. Ultimate load bearing capacity for normal force and bending moment. 10. Ultimate load bearing capacity for shear force, torsion and concentrated load. 11. Serviceability limit state of stress limitation, crack limitation and strain/deflection limitation 12. Statically indifferent structures. Effect of creep and shrinkage. 13. Structures with incoherent pre-stressing reinforcement. 14. Utilization of pre-stressed concrete. Basic types of pre-stressed structures.

Compulsory literature:

1. EN 1992-2 Eurocode 2 - Design of concrete structures - Part 2: Concrete bridges – Design and detailing rules, CEN, 2007. 2. EN 1992-1-1 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures – Part 1: General rules and rules for buildings. CEN, 2006.

Recommended literature:

1. McCormac, Jack, C.- Nelson, James, K.: Design of Reinforced Concrete. ACI 318-05 Code Edition, Seventh Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. 2. Martin, L. H. – Purkiss, J.A.: Concrete Design to EN 1992, Elsevier 2006.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
221-0036 BaZK Concrete and Masonry Structures Recommended
221-0059 PBK-Bc. Concrete Structures Elements Recommended
221-0926 ZSK Actions on Building Structures Recommended
228-0201 SS Building statics Recommended
228-0204 PP Elasticity and Plasticity Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.