228-0201/06 – Building statics (SS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structural MechanicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOL74 Ing. Ivan Kološ, Ph.D.
KON09 doc. Ing. Petr Konečný, Ph.D.
LAU33 Ing. Lenka Lausová, Ph.D.
MIC60 Ing. Vladimíra Michalcová, Ph.D.
SUC14 Ing. Bc. Oldřich Sucharda, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

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

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides to recognize the reason for the excuse). Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Subject Building statics give students a basic information about solving force systems in plane and space, and learn to determine the reactions and internal forces in statically determinate selected supporting systems and beams in the plane and in case of trusses also in the space. Also is possible to get an idea of cross-section properties, which are still in use in statical calculations. 1. Introduction. Basic laws and principles of mechanics. 2. Linear and planar sets of forces, equilibrium conditions. 3. Carrying structures in civil engineering. Statical model of beam, loads and supports. Statical and kinematical determinity. 4. Internal forces. Equilibrium conditions in differential form. Computational analysis of simple beams. 5. Cantilever beam, beam with overhangs. 6. Cranked and curved beams. Arcs. 7. Combined beams in one plane. 8. Beams and arcs with hinges. Gerber's beam. 9. Planar trusses: method of joints. 10. Planar trusses: method of sections. 11. Statics of rigid body in 3D space. Spatially loaded beam. 12. Cranked beam in 3D. 13. Movable loading. Influence lines. 14. Classification of bearing structures. Introduction to loading of engineering structur

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Summer semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 70 %

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2019/2020 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3607) Civil Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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