228-0201 – Building statics (SS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structural Mechanics
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
228-0201/01 1999/2000 2020/2021 5
228-0201/02 1999/2000 2011/2012 6
228-0201/03 2006/2007 2020/2021 4
228-0201/04 2011/2012 2020/2021 7
228-0201/05 2010/2011 2020/2021 5
228-0201/06 2012/2013 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students are introduced to basics of the structural mechanics (statics) with focus on the determination of the reactions and internal forces on the statically determined structures (beams, arches, and trusses).

Teaching methods



The course Building statics is focused on simple statically determined bearing structures, which consists in calculating the reactions in external supports and determining the internal forces using equilibrium conditions. Part of the lessons is the analysis of the force systems in the plane and the space and the fundamentals of the kinematics, which are necessary to achieve the desired immobility of the supporting structure.

Compulsory literature:

1. J.L. Meriam, L.G.Kraige : Engineering mechanics-statics, Wiley and Sons, USA, 2003. 2. Beer, F., et al., Vector mechanics for engineers. Statics and dynamics, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978–0–07–352940–0, 2007.

Recommended literature:

1. Timoshenko S.,Young D.H.: Engineering mechanics-statics ,Mc Graw-Hill, New York. 2. R.C. Hibbeler: Statics and mechanics of materials, Macmillan Publishing Company, USA, 1992


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.