Course detail

Timber Structures (K)

FAST-BO003Acad. year: 2018/2019

History of timber structures, view of timber application in structures. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes. Czech and foreign standards for structural design.
Limit states and rules of computer modelling. Basic types of strain of timber members and their verifying.
Fasteners – mechanical connections, glued connections.
Plane solid and truss structures – girders, frames, and arches. Rules of structural design and theoretical analysis.
Spatial structures – laminated structures, spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults and shells.
Timber bridges and footbridges. Specialized timber structures.
Production and assembly. Protection and maintenance.
Fire resistance of timber buildings.
Principles of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Examples of realized timber structures.

Department

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will learn and master basic principles a methods of design of the load bearing members of timber structures and also basis of design of selected structural systems as laminated structures, spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults and shells and timber bridges and footbridges, as well.
Further they will learn and manage the design techniques and procedures of the actual load bearing members and parts according to the standardized European documents.
Partial problems include the questions of material characteristics, dimensioning of connections, design of members under tension, bending, torsion and compression. The subject content includes also basis of reconstruction and rehabilitation of timber structures and examples of realized timber structural systems.
In general, the subject content will be focused to the questions of reliability and efficiency of the load bearing structures.

Prerequisites

Strength and plasticity, section characteristics, design principles of structures and traffic constructions, loading of structural systems, building materials.

Co-requisites

Mechanics of members and plated structures, numerical methods, computer aided design.

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 and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the exercise credit: attendance at classes, submission of requested design examples of structural members and submission of the requested individual design project of roofing structure. For the subject exam: exercise credit, successful demonstration of knowledge at exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. History of timber structures review, development prospects.
2. Properties of timber and timber-based materials for structural purposes.
3. Spatial configuration of timber structures, bent types, spatial systems.
4. Rules of computer modeling of timber structures.
5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of their verifying.
6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structures elements.
7. Connections of timber structures and examples of basic structural details.
8. Plane solid girders, frames, and arches. Design and structural details of glue laminated structures.
9. Truss girders, frames, and arches. Design of truss girder structures.
10. Structural safety against global loss of stability in timber structures, bracings.
11. Spatial structures – domes, vauts, shells, folds and structural construction.
12. Timber bridges and footbridges. Specialized timber structures.
13. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures. Fire resistance of timber structures.

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-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. History of timber structures review, development prospects.
2. Properties of timber and timber-based materials for structural purposes.
3. Spatial configuration of timber structures, bent types, spatial systems.
4. Rules of computer modeling of timber structures.
5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of their verifying.
6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structures elements.
7. Connections of timber structures and examples of basic structural details.
8. Plane solid girders, frames, and arches. Design and structural details of glue laminated structures.
9. Truss girders, frames, and arches. Design of truss girder structures.
10. Structural safety against global loss of stability in timber structures, bracings.
11. Spatial structures – domes, vauts, shells, folds and structural construction.
12. Timber bridges and footbridges. Specialized timber structures.
13. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures. Fire resistance of timber structures.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Properties of timber and timber-based materials for structural purposes.
2. Limit states and basics of timber structures computer modeling.
3. Fasteners of timber structures, examples of typical connection design: mechanical connections, glued connections.
4. Basic types of strain of members and structural parts of the timber structures: members under tension, bending, torsion or compression.
5. Plane solid girders: Examples of design and detailing of glued laminated structures.
6. Plane truss structures: Examples of design and detailing.
7. Space rigidity of the roofing systems, bracings.
8. – 13. Individual assignments of the design of the timber roofing structure. Disposition arrangement and loading, design and detailing.