Course detail

Metal Structures 1

FAST-BO004Acad. year: 2019/2020

Dispositional and structural design and loading in building process of metal-framed structures.
Design of industrial buildings.
Roof structures (cladding, rafters, purlins, girders, bracing, bearings, optional roof members).
Crane girders and material handling systems in industrial buildings.
Crane girder design for travelling cranes (rail, main girder, horizontal bracing beam, bumpers).
Transmission principles of crane girder braking force into substructure.
Bent systems of industrial buildings.
Design of web-plate and built-up columns, footing and column anchorage.
Spatial rigidity of industrial building systems.
Lateral (wind) bracing, bracing systems of buildings with socketed columns only.
Exposed and interior walls structure of industrial buildings.
Window and portal lintel dimensioning.
Production, assembly, maintenance and rebuilding of metal-framed industrial bearing structures.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will learn and get under control the aims of matter in
teachings, focused to problems of structural design of metal industrial buildings, in term of content amplificated more in detail in the schedule of related training subject.


Members of metal structures


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Disposition arrangement and loading.
2. Design of industrial building structures. Composition of roof construction (roof cladding, spars).
3. Simple plate and latticed purlins; jointed, continuous, truss and suspended purlins.
4. Plate and latticed roof girders, roof bracings.
5. Bearings and additional roof structures.
6. Crane runway system in industrial buildings. Crane runways for bridge cranes: loading, rails, a main girder of a crane runway.
7. Design and constructional design of a main girder and a horizontal stiffening girder of a crane runway. Principle of a transmission of a brake force of bridge cranes to the foundations.
8. Systems of industrial building main frames.
9. Design of columns of main frames of factory buildings. Principles of plain and lattice columns design.
10. Base and anchorage systems of columns.
11. Space rigidity of an industrial building system. Cross-wind bracing, bracing of the building with all-stocketed columns.
12. Structure of external and interior walls of an industrial building, design of window and gate lintels.
13. Technology of manufacturing and realization of steel structures. Assembly of steel structures, maintenance, rebuilding and stiffening of steel structures (on the specialization S only).


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 B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer