221-0204/01 – Elements of Steel and Timber Structures (PODK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of StructuresCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Antonín Lokaj, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Antonín Lokaj, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KRI10 doc. Ing. Vít Křivý, Ph.D.
LOK33 prof. Ing. Antonín Lokaj, Ph.D.
ROS11 Ing. Miroslav Rosmanit, Ph.D.
VAV08 Ing. Kristýna Vavrušová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing this subject, student will be able to understand and apply following skills: - Basic knowledge of design and assessment of steel elements and joints according to European standards; - Basic knowledge of design and assessment of timber elements and joints according to European standards.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Within the subject elements of steel and timber structures, students will be acquainted with the design of basic elements (beams, columns) and joints according to Eurocode 3 for steel structures and Eurocode 5 for timber structures. Students will be familiar with design for ultimate and serviceability limit state.

Compulsory literature:

- EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, Brussels, 2005. - Silva, L.S. et al.: Design of steel structures, 2010 ISBN (ECCS) 978-92-9147-098-3, ISBN (Ernst & Sohn) 978-3-433-02973-2. - www.access-steel.com - EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures. Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings, Brussels, 2008.

Recommended literature:

- http://fast10.vsb.cz/temtis/documents/handbook1_final.pdf - http://fast10.vsb.cz/temtis/documents/Handbook_2_Final_version.pdf

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

At least 70% attendance in the tutorial. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides the reasonableness of the excuse). Tasks assigned in tutorial must be hand in within the deadline set by the teacher.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
221-0201 ZSK Actions on Building Structures Recommended
228-0230 ZSM Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics Recommended
228-0232 PP Elasticity and plasticity Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures : 1. Introduction of steel structures design, advantages and disadvantages of steel structures, state and perspective of the field development. Production, chemical composition, steel structure, properties. 2. Principles of steel structures design, limit states method, structure analysis, imperfections of steel structures. 3. Classification of cross sections, carrying capacity determination – differences and principles. Resistance of elements in tension, compression and buckling. Shear resistance of compact cross section. Bending resistance of compact cross section. Shear effects on design resistances of the cross section. 4. Lateral displacement and torsional rotation of beams – lateral buckling. Combination of bending, shear and tension or compression. Built-up columns. 5. Connections of steel structures –butt and fillet welds, design principles of welded connections. 6. Connections of steel structures – screw joints, design principles of screw joints without controlled tightening and slip-resistant connections with high-strength bolts. 7. Walls carrying capacity (local buckling due to normal stresses, shear, resistance to transverse, interaction of effects). 8. Elements of steel-concrete structures. 9. Introduction of timber structures design. Structural properties of timber and wood-based materials. Agglomerated wood. 10. Standards for design of timber structures. Theory of design. Loading of timber structures. 11. Design of timber elements according to limit states theory. Tension, compression, bending, shear, torsion. 12. Buckling, bending and torsional buckling, combination of loading, deformation of timber structures elements. 13. Connections of timber structures. Basic principles, carpentry joints, dowel type joints. 14. Fasteners of surface type. Glued joints. Deformation of timber structures connections. Tutorials: 1. Introduction, physical and mechanical properties (steel), typical cross-sections, basic tension, compression, bending and shear resistance of a cross-section. 2. Weld connections, design principles, WE (worked example) WE01 - Welds of a Fin Plate Connection. 3. WE02 - Bolt Connection of a cantilever - Welds of a Face, WE03 - Welds Connection of Steel Angles. 4. Bolt connections, design principle (normal bolts), WE04 - Bolt Connection of a Cantilever. 5. WE05 - Bolt Connection of Simple Horizontal Beam. 6. Bolt connections, design principles (preloaded bolts), WE06 - Bolt Connection of a Cantilever (preloaded bolds). 7. Buckling resistance, WE07 - Buckling Resistance of a Double-Symmetric Section. 8. WE08 - Buckling Resistance of a Single-Symmetric Section, WE09 - Buckling Resistance of a Member of Two Angles. 9. Buckling resistance of members subjected to bending, WE10 - Laterall-torsional Buckling Resistance of a Beam. 10. Introduction, material properties (timber), types of timber sections, the basic methods of stress, timber sections bearing capacity. 11. Tension and compression, carpentry joints - examples. 12. Buckling, bending - examples. 13. Serviceability limit state - examples. 14. Joints with metal fasteners - nails joint of a tension flange.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  16
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Student takes the exam.

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