Course detail

Special Metal Structures (S)

FAST-NOB027Acad. year: 2020/2021

The design of silos :membrane theory of shell steel structures; bending failures of membrane state; semi-bending and bending theory of steel shells; the calculation of the load of chambers; the design of change-over stiffening ring and anchorage of silos.
Truss systems with wide span.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students have to manage the aim of the subject, make the acquaintance with course problematic and practice their knowledge and acquirements.


Metal structures - design of elements and connections of steel structures. Structural Mechanics, Elasticity and Plasticity.


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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Shell structures.
2. Tanks and chambers.
3. Load rotary symmetric shells.
4. Membrane state rotary symmetric shells.
5. Semi-flexural theory.
6. Local failures.
7. Change-over stiffening ring.
8. Anchorage of chambers.
9.-10. Truss systems with wide span.


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 NPC-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer