Course detail

Timber Structures (M)

FAST-BO005Acad. year: 2018/2019

Basic types of timber structures (TS), development prospects, standards for design of TS. Examples of realized TS.
Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
Spatial configuration of TS.
Rules of computer modelling of TS.
Basic types of strain of timber members and methods of their verification.
Limit states in TS.
Connections of TS.
Plane solid and truss structures – girders, frames and arches.
Rules of structural design and theoretical analysis, main structural details.
Securing TS against global loss of stability.
Spatial structures – laminated structures, spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults and shells.
Wood houses. Problems of fire resistance of TS.
Production and assembly of TS.
Protection and maintenance of TS.

Department

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students acquire the needed information and knowledge of using materials for timber structures.
Students acquire knowledge required for design of timber structures, including practical exercises on examples.
Students acquire the necessary knowledge to design of joints and connections of memebers of timber structures, including practical exercises on examples.
Students acquire knowledge of compositions of building structures from wood material.
Students acquire practical knowledge skills for design of structural elements from timber and timber-based materials and their structural details.

Prerequisites

Mathematics, structural mechanics, elasticity, design of elements of structures - basis, actions on structures.

Co-requisites

Problems of standards for design of structures.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes, self-study assignments and coltutations. Attendance at lectures is optional; attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance at seminars, development of individual examples and passing the exam test are the evaluation criteria for students.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basic types of timber structures, standards for design, examples of realized timber stuctures.
2. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
3. Spatial configuration of timber structures, plane and spatial systems
4. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures
5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of verification.
6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structural elements.
7. Problems of stability of members in compression and bending.
8. Connections of timber structures.
9. Plane solid girders, frames and arches.
10. Truss girders, frames, and arches.
11. Spatial structures – spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults, shells and folded grids.
12. Timber houses.
13. Production, assembling, protection and maintenance of timber structures, fire resistance.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquired knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Basic types of timber structures, standards for design, examples of realized timber stuctures.
2. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes.
3. Spatial configuration of timber structures, plane and spatial systems
4. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures
5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of verification.
6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structural elements.
7. Problems of stability of members in compression and bending.
8. Connections of timber structures.
9. Plane solid girders, frames and arches.
10. Truss girders, frames, and arches.
11. Spatial structures – spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults, shells and folded grids.
12. Timber houses.
13. Production, assembling, protection and maintenance of timber structures, fire resistance.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Design of members in tension.
2. Design of solid members under compression.
3. Design of built-up members.
4. Design of bending beams. Stability of bending beams.
5. Design of connections of members of timber structures.
6. Design of beams made from glued laminated timber.

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