228-0230 – Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics (ZSM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structural Mechanics
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
228-0230/03 2019/2020 6
228-0230/04 2019/2020 6
228-0230/05 2019/2020 2022/2023 6
228-0230/06 2025/2026 6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Learning of fundamentals of building mechanics - structural statics, focusing on the ability to determine reactions and internal forces on simple static and kinematic structures, especially on straight and curved beams, planar frames and trusses using conditions of equilibrium.

Teaching methods



The course Fundamentals of building mechanics 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. Russell C. Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics: Statics (13th Edition), 672 pages, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0132915540, ISBN-10: 0132915545. 2. Beer, F., et al., Vector mechanics for engineers. Statics and dynamics, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978–0–07–352940–0, 2007.

Recommended literature:

1. Russell C. Hibbeler, Structural Analysis (10th Edition), 736 pages, 2017, ISBN-13: 978-0134610672, ISBN-10: 0134610679. 2. Meriam J.L. , Kraige L.G. : Engineering mechanics-statics, Wiley and Sons, USA, 2003.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.