Course detail

Members of Metal Structures

FAST-BO002Acad. year: 2020/2021

Basics of metal bearing structure design and realization problems. Advantages and disadvantages of steel structures, situation and prospects in the branch.
Material and selection of structural members.
Principles and rules of reliability approach in steel structures, allowable and ultimate limit state design methods. Probabilistic approach in steel structures.
Geometric and static characteristics of open and closed cross-sections of thin-walled steel members.
Connections of metal structures – principles of structural design (bolted, frictional and welded connections).
Tensile members. Bending – elastic and plastic action.
Simple and warping torsion of thin-walled open and closed cross-section members.
Stability and buckling resistance of compression members of solid and composed section.
Lateral buckling.
Members subject to tension and bending, compression and bending stress.
Global and local stability problems. Load-bearing capacity of thin-walled members.
Repeated load resistance of steel structures. Factors affecting steel fatigue strength.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Nabízen zahradničním studentům

Všech fakult

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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


Basics of university mathematics, physics and chemistry, statics, strength and plasticity, section characteristics, design principles of structures and traffic constructions, loading of structural systems.


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. Introduction to problems of the design and realization of steel load-bearing structures. Advantages and disadvantages of steel structures, situation and perspective of branch development.
2. Materials and assortment of structural elements.
3. Principles and rules of steel structures reliability, method of allowable stress and limit state design method. Design of steel structures with use of probability approach.
4. Geometric and static characteristics of ope nand closed thin-walled cross-sections of steel structures members.
5. Bolted joints and frictional joints.
6. Fillet welds.Butt welds, plug welds, slott welds.
7. Tension members. Bending of beams - elastic and elastically-plastic action.
8. Saint-Vénant torsion and mixed torsion of thin-walled members with open and closed cross-section.
9. Buckling resistance of compression members with compact and built-up section.
10. Lateral-torsional buckling of girders in bending.
11. Members in bending and tension, and under bending and compression.
12. Load-bearing capacity of thin-walled cross-sections. Critical and post-critical load-bearing capacity of a plain girders with thin walls. Resistance of steel structures to the action of repeated load. Factors which influence pulsating fatigue limit of steel structures.


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 VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch VS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer