Course detail

Selected Problems of Design and Realization of Metal and Timber Structures and Bridges (KON)

FAST-CO052Acad. year: 2018/2019

Design assisted by testing, utilization of the test results for the design of civil engineering structures, methods of evaluation of test results. Reliability of metal and timber structures.
Structural systems of temporary bridges, specification of their design and usage, systems of floating bridges - basic information. Structural composition, analysis of static behaviour.
Knowledge of theoretical and experimental verification of the behaviour of temporary bridges. Usage of temporary bridges.
Some selected problems of the design and realization of composite steel-concrete structures and bridges. Some selected problems of the design and realization of timber or timber-concrete structures and bridges (in dependence on the actual knowledge and results of the science, research, innovation and practice in the field mentioned).
Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.

Department

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will obtain the general knowledge of the utilization of experimental methods and test results for the reliable design of civil engineering structures. Student will learn the philosophy of the design assisted by testing and its usage - evaluation of the design values of material properties, evaluation of the design resistance of structures. Student will in detail learn the structures of temporary bridges - overview of basic types of steel and timber temporary and mobile bridges and footbridges, practical examples. Student will obtain the knowledge of the failures and defects, reconstructions and repairs of metal and timber structures and bridges - basic overview, applications.

Prerequisites

Design of steel and composite steel-concrete structures and bridges, design of timber structures, structural mechanics, basis of statistics and probability.

Co-requisites

Extension of the knowledge in the field of the design of metal and timber structures and bridges. Extension of the knowledge of statistics and probability in relation to the problems of the reliability of steel and timber 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 exercises and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at exercises is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the successful graduation of this course it is necessary to elaborate the particular tasks within the exercises following the exercise schedule and with extend given by the teacher. The attendance in the exercises is compulsory. The exam is realized by the written form and its extend follows the course annotation.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the study of the course. Experimental verification of members and components of metal and timber structures - possibilities of experiments realization, types of the tests, test results.
2.-3. Statistical elaboration of experimental data obtained from the loading tests.
4.-5. Probabilistic evaluation of test results - design assisted by testing.
6. Terminology, classification, requirements, characteristic of temporary bridge structures.
7. Basic systems of steel temporary bridges - web-plated and truss temporary bridges.
8. Mobile steel bridges. Temporary timber bridge structures.
9.-12. Selected topics of the design of advanced timber structures - spatial timber structures, timber structures combined of various materials, connections of modern timber structures.
13. Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquires 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 N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the study of the course. Experimental verification of members and components of metal and timber structures - possibilities of experiments realization, types of the tests, test results.
2.-3. Statistical elaboration of experimental data obtained from the loading tests.
4.-5. Probabilistic evaluation of test results - design assisted by testing.
6. Terminology, classification, requirements, characteristic of temporary bridge structures.
7. Basic systems of steel temporary bridges - web-plated and truss temporary bridges.
8. Mobile steel bridges. Temporary timber bridge structures.
9.-12. Selected topics of the design of advanced timber structures - spatial timber structures, timber structures combined of various materials, connections of modern timber structures.
13. Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Examples of experimental verification of steel, composite steel-concrete and timber structural members and components - presentation of loading tests, examples of experimental data obtained from the tests, character and types of test results.
2.-3. Statistical elaboration of experimental data obtained from the loading tests: training using the sets of material tests results - determination of physical mechanical properties of steel, concrete, glass-fibre-concrete, structural glass.
4.-6. Probabilistic evaluation of test results: training using the sets of loading tests results - determination of the design resistance of steel and steel-concrete columns, thin-walled steel beams, timber beams strengthened by external bonded FRP reinforcement.
7.-8. Temporary bridges: examples of the design of modern temporary structures - presentation of the results of static and structural design of steel temporary footbridge.
9.-12. Selected topics of the design of advanced timber structures: examples of the design of selected members and connections of timber structures.
13. Calculation of the load-ability of steel railway bridge.