Selected Problems of Design and Realization of Metal and Timber Structures and Bridges (KON)
FAST-CO052OptionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Summer semester1. year of study5 credits
Design assisted by testing, utilization of the test results for the design of civil engineering structures, methods of evaluation of test results. Reliability of metal and timber structures.
Structural systems of temporary bridges, specification of their design and usage, systems of floating bridges - basic information. Structural composition, analysis of static behaviour.
Knowledge of theoretical and experimental verification of the behaviour of temporary bridges. Usage of temporary bridges.
Some selected problems of the design and realization of composite steel-concrete structures and bridges. Some selected problems of the design and realization of timber or timber-concrete structures and bridges (in dependence on the actual knowledge and results of the science, research, innovation and practice in the field mentioned).
Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student will learn the problems of the course and will get under controll the course aims, within the meaning of obtaining knowledge and skills in the field of special topics of design and realization of metal, steel-concrete and timber structures and bridges, concretized in the course schedule.
Mode of delivery
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Design of steel and composite steel-concrete structures and bridges, design of timber structures, structural mechanics, basis of statistics and probability.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to the study of the course. Experimental verification of members and components of metal and timber structures - possibilities of experiments realization, types of the tests, test results.
2.-3. Statistical elaboration of experimental data obtained from the loading tests.
4.-5. Probabilistic evaluation of test results - design assisted by testing.
6. Terminology, classification, requirements, characteristic of temporary bridge structures.
7. Basic systems of steel temporary bridges - web-plated and truss temporary bridges.
8. Mobile steel bridges. Temporary timber bridge structures.
9.-12. Selected topics of the design of advanced timber structures - spatial timber structures, timber structures combined of various materials, connections of modern timber structures.
13. Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.
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.