228-0231/03 – Structural mechanics (SM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structural MechanicsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Konečný, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Konečný, 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
FRE0016 Ing. Nela Freiherrová
HOR0218 Ing. Marie Horňáková
KOL74 Ing. Ivan Kološ, Ph.D.
KON09 doc. Ing. Petr Konečný, Ph.D.
KRA0017 Ing. Petr Král
MIC60 Ing. Vladimíra Michalcová, 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 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Introduction to the solution of statically indetermined structures (beams, frames, trusses) using force and stiffness method. Introduction to planar and 3D structures.

Teaching methods



The students are familiarized with the computation of displacement of statically determined structures using virtual forces in this subject. The computation of statically indetermined beams, frames and trusses using force and subsequently stiffness method is introduced and practiced next. Students also learn how to determine the degree static and deformation indeterminacy. The basic knowledge necessary to solve the planar task, subsoil models and dynamics for civil engineers s are provided as well. Students also gain skills to solve planar frames, slabs and walls using suitable software. The practices are conducted in PC labs.

Compulsory literature:

1. Felippa, C.A., Introduction to Finite Element Method. Fall 2001. University of Colorado. 18 Sept. 2005. https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/IFEM.d/ 2. Zienkiewicz, O.C. and Taylor, R.L. The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals, Seventh Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.

Recommended literature:

1. Gere, Timoshenko: Mechanics of materials, PWS-Kent, Boston, 1990 2. SCIA online tutorials: http://www.scia-online.cz/index.php?typ=CDA&showid=806

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written and oral exam.


Other requirements

Ability to partial self-study


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Outline: 1. Introduction to the theory of probabilistic calculations and reliability of the constructions, the explanation of the reliability background of the standards for designing civil constructions (e.g. Eurocode), design and assessment uncertainty, limit states. 2. The basics of the probabilistic theory, random effects and their operations, conditional probability. 3. Random variable quantity (discrete and continuous), frequency and distribution functions, basic types of random probability distribution, characteristics of random variables. 4. Description of the random variable quantities, creation of the histogram, evaluation of the numerical sets. 5. Loads and load combination effects. 6. Idealized stochastic model with random variables, structural strength and load effect, reliability function, conditions of reliability, limit states and application in a stochastic model, calculation of the failure probability, design probability. 7. Approximation methods SORM, FORM. 8. Numerical simulation methods based on Monte Carlo method, generator of the pseudorandom numbers. 9. Numerical simulation methods – Latin Hypercube Sampling, Importance Sampling. 10. Numerical method Direct Optimized Probabilistic Calculation (DOProC), optimizing of the calculation. 11. Reliability software. 12. Probabilistic assessment of the lifetime of the structure, probabilistic optimizing of the structure, structures affected by material fatigue. 13. Random processes and random fields, advanced methods of reliability engineering (genetic algorithms, fuzzy set theory, chaos theory). 14. Introduction to the risk engineering.

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  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Mandatory active attendance in the practices is 70 percent. Knowledge of the topic discussed at the lectures is expected for activities in practices. Practice consist also from written test based on the conditions given by respective assistant professor in the first month of the semester.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0732A260001) Civil Engineering STI K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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