221-0308/02 – Precast Concrete Structures (MtK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of StructuresCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAJ61 prof. Ing. Radim Čajka, CSc.
PUS01 doc. Ing. David Pustka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

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 precast concrete structures; - fabrication and erection of precast concrete structures.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Within this subject students will gain skills how to design and assess reliability of precast reinforced concrete structures. This subject directly follow on the subjects Elasticity and Plasticity, Building Structures, Actions on Building Structures, Concrete Structures Elements, Concrete and Masonry Structures, Prestressed Concrete and Concrete Structures. By study of this subject students acquire knowledge about design and reliability assessment of precast reinforced concrete structures and as well about their fabrication and erection.

Compulsory literature:

- EN 1992-1-1 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures – Part 1: General rules and rules for buildings. CEN, Brussels, 2004. - EN 1991-1-6 Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 1-6: General actions - Actions during execution. CEN, Brussels, 2005. - EN 1991-3 Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 3: Actions induced by cranes and machinery. CEN, Brussels, 2006.

Recommended literature:

- Bachmann, H., Steinle, A. Precast concrete structures. Translated from German to English language by Thrift, P. Berlin: Ernst, 2011. - Beeby, A. W., Narayanan, R. S. Designers' Guide to Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures. London: Thomas Telford Limited, 2005. - Jacobs, J. P. (ed.) Eurocode 2. Commentary. Brussels: European Concrete Platform ASBL, 2008. - Jacobs, J. P. (ed.) Eurocode 2. Worked Examples. Brussels: European Concrete Platform ASBL, 2008. - Institution of Structural Engineers. Standard Method of Detailing Structural Concrete - A Manual for Best Practice (3rd Edition). Great Britain: ISI, 2006. - Martin, L. H., Purkiss, J. A. Concrete Design to EN 1992, Elsevier, 2006. - Elliott, K. S., Jolly, C. Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures. John Wiley & Sons, 2013. - Elliott, K. S. Precast Concrete Structures. Second Edition. CRC Press, 2016. - fib Bulletin No. 74. Planning and design handbook on precast building structures. Manual - textbook. Fédération internationale du béton, 2014. - fib Bulletin No. 43. Structural connections for precast concrete buildings. Guide to good practice. Fédération internationale du béton, 2008. - Design of Hybrid Concrete Buildings. The Concrete Centre, 2009. - Precast Concrete Applications & general overview. Elematic Group, 2008. - Designing with Precast and Prestressed Concrete. PCI, 2007.

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 has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Introduction to design of precast concrete structures, historical development, advantages and limitations, opportunities in prefabrication, best practices in precast concrete. 2. Single storey and multi storey precast concrete structures, static analysis and reliability assessment. 3. Stiff and hinged joints, static analysis, allowable variation, supports, bearings. 4. Bar precast concrete elements, design of reinforcement, reliability assessment. 5. Precast concrete panels, design of reinforcement, reliability assessment. 6. Precast concrete foundations, design and reliability assessment. 7. Anchorage and assembling fixture, categories, design and assessment. 8. Hybrid concrete structures, basic principles of hitching, hitching elements, reliability assessment. 9. Manufacturing, stocking, transit and assembly of precast concrete elements. 10. Structural composition drawings, reinforcement drawings, production documentation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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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2021/2022 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0732A260004) Civil Engineering - Building Structures K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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