Course detail

Concrete structures II

FAST-BL09Acad. year: 2019/2020

Reinforced concrete monolithic two-way slabs locally supported.
Precast structures – halls, skeletons, buildings 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 and application of composite structures on constructions of structural engineering.
Basic principles of design of selected structures – storages, tank.
Basic principles of prestressed concrete members design.


Institute of Concrete and Masonry Structures (BZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

A student gains these knowledge and skills:
• Understanding of the specific behaviour and design of precast concrete structures.
• Understanding of the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures.
• Basic principles of design of selected civil engineering structures.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

LEONHARDT, Fritz a MÖNNIG, Eduard: Vorlesungen über Massivbau. Teil 1 Grundlagen zur Bemessung im Stahlbetonbau. Berlin: Springer, 1984. ISBN: 978-3-540-12786-4. (DE)
JÍLEK, Antonín, GRENČÍK, Ľudovít a NOVÁK, Václav: Betonové konstrukce pozemních staveb. Díl II A. Praha: SNTL, 1984. (CS)
ELLIOTT, Kim S.: Precast Concrete Structures. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. ISBN 0-7506-5084-2. (EN)
NILSON, Artur, DARWIN, David a DOLAN, Charles.: Design of Concrete Structures. New York: McGraf-Hill, 2009. ISBN 978-0073293493. (EN)
BACHMAN, Hubert a STEINLE, Alfred: Precast Concrete Structures. Berlin: Ernst und Sohn, 2011. ISBN 978-3-433-02960-2. (EN)
GARTNER, Otakar a kol.: Beton III.b. Montované konstrukční systémy objektů. Brno: VUT, 1987. (CS)
WILDEN, Helmuth et al.: PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete. Chicago: PCI, 1999. ISBN 0-937040-60-6. (EN)
BAŽANT, Zdeněk, MELOUN Vladimír a KLUSÁČEK, Ladislav: Betonové konstrukce IV. Montované konstrukce pozemních staveb. Brno: CERM, 2003. ISBN 80-214-2444-3. (CS)
BAŽANT, Zdeněk: Betonové konstrukce I. Modul CS4 (část studijní opory v elektronické podobě). Brno: VUT, 2005. (CS)
ŠTĚPÁNEK, Petr, ČÍRTEK, Ladislav a BAŽANT, Zdeněk: Betonové kostrukce II. Modul CS5 až CS7 (studijní opora v elektronické podobě). Brno: VUT, 2006. (CS)
ZICH, Miloš a BAŽANT, Zdeněk: Plošné betonové konstrukce, nádrže a zásobníky. Brno: CERM, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7204-693-5. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Monolithic reinforced concrete slabs locally supported – structural arrangement, static action, elementary calculation of internal forces, principles of dimensioning for deflection.
2. Extrusion of a slab. Solution of different types of heads. Limit of applicability of two-way slabs. Methods of reinforcing.
3. Precast structures – halls systems, structural arrangement, load (dead, wind, snow, cranes). Members of precast halls (ties, girders, columns, jackets) joints, application. Space stiffness.
4. Tie and tieless halls – method of calculation. Principles of design and reinforcing of members and their joints.
5. 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.
6. Ceiling structures action. Stability and stiffness with and without reinforcing members.
7. Panel systems, structural solution, calculated schemes. Dimensioning of individual element and their connections.
8. Design of panel buildings stiffness. Calculation of reinforcing elements. Space systems.
9. Special elements (panels) and structures. Structural solution and principles of design of precast building foundations.
10. Principles of design and applications of composite structures. Elements of precast systems during manufacturing, transport and assembly. Calculation of anchorages and mounting lugs. Static action during assembly.
11. Elementary principles of gesign of storage tanks (bunkers and silos) – loading, principles of static solution, dimensioning and reinforcing.
12. Elementary principles of design of reservoirs – loading, principles of static solution, dimensioning, reinforcing.
13. Principles of design of prestressed concrete members – base, materials used, prestressing inserting into concrete, technological process, prestressing and its changes, design principles (load-bearing capacity and applicability).


Understanding of the specific behaviour of precast concrete structures. Design of precast concrete structures.
Understanding of the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures.
Basic principles of design of selected structures for civil engineering together.

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


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer