Course detail

Timber Structures (S)

FAST-BO006Acad. year: 2020/2021

History of timber structures, view of timber application in structures. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes. Czech and foreign standards for structural design.
Limit states and rules of computer modelling. Basic types of strain of timber members and their verifying.
Fasteners – mechanical connections, glued connections.
Plane solid and truss structures – girders, frames, and arches. Rules of structural design and theoretical analysis.
Spatial structures – laminated structures, spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults and shells.
Timber bridges and footbridges. Specialized timber structures.
Production and assembly. Protection and maintenance.
Fire resistance of timber buildings.
Principles of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Examples of realized timber structures.

Department

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 especially to problems of design of timber elements and timber constructions, in term of content amplificated more in detail in the schedule of related training subject.

Prerequisites

Strength and plasticity, section characteristics, design principles of structures and traffic constructions, loading of structural systems, building materials.

Co-requisites

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. History of timber structures review, development prospects, field of timber structures application in civil engineering.
2. Properties of wood and wood-based materials for structural purposes, material characteristics.
3. Spatial configuration of timber structures, bent types, bracing systems.
4. Rules of computer modelling of timber structures – structural geometry, bearing members connection, supports, material and cross-sectional characteristics, loading.
5. Limit states in timber structures, methods of their verifying.
6. Basic types of strain of timber members and timber structures elements.
7. Connections of timber structures and examples of basic structural details.
8. Plane solid girders, frames, and arches, glue laminated structures.
9. Truss girders, frames, and arches, guiding details of joints.
10. Basic types of spatial structures – spatial trusses, ribbed domes, vaults, shells and folded grids.
11. Timber structures for residential, administrative, agricultural and other purposes.
12. Production, assembly, protection and maintenance of timber structures, fire resistance.
13. Principles of timber structures reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquired 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 S , 3. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer