Course detail

Precast and Prestressed Concrete Structures

FAST-1L4Acad. year: 2019/2020

Precast structures – halls, skeletons, building from flat and spatial units. Type of units (columns, roof and floor elements, wall panels). Arrangement and details of connections.
Calculation of precast units and structures, joint members.
Spatial rigidity of precast constructions. Special units and structures.
Basic principles of prestressed concrete. Properties of the materials used, methods of prestressing, technology of production.
Losses of prestress. Analysis of bending and shearing load – bearing capacity and applicability. Level of prestress. Application of prestressed concrete.


Institute of Concrete and Masonry Structures (BZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


structural mechanics, theory of elasticity, load, design of concrete members, design of framed and flat concrete structures


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Jílek, A.. Grenčík, Ľ., Novák, V.: Betonové konstrukce pozemních staveb, díl II A. SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1984
Leonhardt, F.: Vorlesungen über Massivbau. Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1983
Nilson, A. H., Darwin, D., Dolan, Ch. W.: Design of Concrete Structures. McGraw-Hill, New York 2004
Bažant, Z., Klusáček, L., Meloun, V.: Betonové konstrukce IV. Montované konstrukce pozemních staveb. VUT Brno 2003
Gartner, O., Kuda, R., Marek, F., Procházka, M.: Beton III.b. Montované konstrukční systémy objektů. VUT Brno 1987
Klusáček, L., Panáček, J., Štěpánek, P.: Betonové konstrukce. Předpjatý beton podle ČSN 731201. VUT Brno 1991
Végh, Ľ., Majdúch, D., Kuda, R., Krátký, J., Procházka, J.: Betonové konstrukce. VUT Brno 1990

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Precast structures – halls systems, structural arrangement, load (dead, wind, snow, cranes). Members of precast halls (ties, girders, columns, jackets) joints, application. Space stiffness.
2. Tie and tieless halls – method of calculation.
3. Principles of design and reinforcing of individual members and their joints.
4. Multi-storey skeletons, structural arrangement, members and their joints. Elementary principles of calculation. Influence of joints rigidity on skeletons behaviour. Load-bearing capacity of joints.
5. Ceiling structures action. Stability and stiffness with and without reinforcing members.
6. Panel systems, structural solution, calculated schemes. Dimensioning of individual element and their connections.
7. Design of panel buildings stiffness. Calculation of reinforcing elements. Space systems.
8. Special elements (panels) and structures.
9. Structural solution and principles of design of precast building foundations.
10. Principles of design and applications of composite structures.
11. Elements of precast systems during manufacturing, transport and assembly. Calculation of anchorages and mounting lugs. Static action during assembly.
12. Principles of design of prestressed concrete members – base, materials used, prestressing inserting into concrete, technological process.
13. Prestressing and its changes.
14. Analysis of bending and shearing load – bearing capacity and serviceability.


Understanding of the specific behaviour of precast concrete structures. Design of precast concrete structures.
Understanding of the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures. Design of simple prestressed structural members.

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.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer