Course detail

Supporting Structures III

FA-NK3CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester3. year of study4  credits

Development and significance of masonry structures, durability of masonry. Properties of masonry, fundamentals of designing masonry structures. Limit state of load bearing capacity. Limit state of usability. Structural systems of masonry structures. Masonry vaults. Horizontal structures of brick units, ceramic wall elements. Stone structures, clay structures.
Origin and properties of soils, water in soil. Classification of soils. Properties of soils under load, consolidation of soils. Overstressing.
Method of limit states, geotechnical categories. Limit state of load bearing capacity and settlement of foundation soil. Time behaviour of settlement. Stability of slopes. Earth pressure.
Foundation engineering. Shallow foundations, feet, strip footing, plates. Design and analysis of shallow foundations. Deep foundations - division of elements. Caissons and wells. Piles - division. Foundation pits. Retaining walls. Protection of foundation soil, improvement of soil properties, seismic effects, undermining.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Masonry structures:
Basic knowledge of masonry behaviour, design of masonry structures, knowledge of existing structures.Cavity structures
Properties of soils, classification, subsoil water. Flat foundations and their design, deep foundations.Earth pressure, excavation pits, retaining walls. Seismicity, undermining.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Basic knowledge in the fields of elasticity and strength, structural mechanics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Pume, D., Košatka, P.: Betonové konstrukce 20, Zděné konstrukce, Navrhování podle Eurokódu 6, I. a II. díl. Vydavatelství ČVUT 1998 (CS)
ČSN ENV 1992 (731201) navrhování betonových konstrukcí (CS)
Hulla, J., Turček, P.: Zakladanie stavieb. Vydavatelstvo Jaga group Bratislava 1998 (SK)
ČSN EN 1990 (710002) Eurokod: Zásady navrhování konstrukcí (CS)
CIOS Osenice: Obvodové vrstvené stěny, ZIP 01/96 (CS)
Lavický, M. a kol.:Betonovoé konstrukce, VUT Brno, 2000 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for being granted credits - attendance at tutorials, working out and submission in term of semestaral assignment, test
Form of examination - combined exam
System and rules of the subject's resulting classification- summary of point evaluation of work at tutorials (range 20 - 40 points) and exam (range 30 - 60 points)

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Development brick construction, characteristics masonry, protection masonry before outer influences
Behaviour masonry on - load, fundamentals drafting brick construction
Spun aluminium reflector elements - side, pillar, attenuate cross - section, concentrated compression
Constructional make - up brick constructions conventional, laminated masonry
Construction stone, earthen
Behaviour masonry on - load, fundamentals drafting brick construction
Spun aluminium reflector elements - side, pillar, attenuate cross - section, concentrated compression
Constructional make - up brick constructions conventional
Constructional make - up brick constructions modern, laminated masonry
Construction stone, earthen
Characteristics earths, sorts primer soils according to CSN, basic characteristic
Primer construction areal (foot, waists, fire grate, portfolio)
Drafting areal countries according to 1. and 2. MS, stability base
Deep mine merging
Earth pressure, trench, stability slopes
Supporting walls, basin, channels
Protection primer soil,amelioration feature earths, seismal influences, undermining


Gaining basic knowledge in the field of masonry structures, needed for designing new masonry bearing structures or for intervention into existing structure.
Gaining basic knowledge in the field of geotechnics,needed for designing bearing structures in defined geological conditions of the site.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are not obligatory, tutorials are obligatory - attendance at tutorials and the progress of work on semestral assignment are regularly monitored. Missed lessons can be made up for in another group or by individual arrangement with the teacher.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer