Course: Introduction to structural engineering

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Course title Introduction to structural engineering
Course code KPS/US1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Košťálová Jana, Ing.
Course content
1. The history and overview of building materials. The influence of the golden section and its application. 2. The basic fields of construction production. Module-related coordination of dimensions. The structural systems of buildings and their classification. 3. Engineering-geological survey of a building site and the types of earthworks. Securing foundation pits, the footing bottom and the depth of foundations. Area-based and depth-based foundations. Differences between a building with a basement and a building without a basement. 4. An education tour to a building site. 5. Vertical load-bearing and non-load-bearing structures and categorisation of materials. The basic types of connections for masonry and stone. Reinforcing collars and beam ties. 6. The functions of horizontal structures. Ceiling structures, including a vault; a front, a projecting and a receding structure. The basic types of a wooden ceiling, a ceiling made of reinforced concrete, a ceramic ceiling and a steel ceiling. 7. The basic functions and requirements of connection structures. Classification of stairways and descriptions of their individual parts. Calculation of a stairway space. Ladders and climbing-irons. Inclined ramps, platforms, elevators and escalators. 8. Basic requirements for roofs; the classification of roof structures; gradients and geometric shapes. Structural systems of roof structures. 9. Roof trusses; the descriptions of their individual elements and the basic saddle of a roof truss. Designs of roof planes in simple examples. 10. Chimneys and revision of the covered curriculum. 11. Test. 12. Construction documents and construction drawings. Types of lines and their usage. 13. Surveying the classroom; drawing a ground plan and a cross section view in the scale of 1:50. 14. Final test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The foundations of civil engineering for newly coming students of architecture. The systems of building classification. Basic building materials and professions. Fundamental parts of the buildings and their terminology. Drawings of building structures, reading of them. Building projects, preparation and steps according to legislation.
The student will understand the basic segments of building activities. He will able to use fundamental professional terminology and methods of engineering drawing.
Prerequisites
Unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Practical demonstration of acquired skills

- attendance at a minimum of ten lectures in a term; for graduates of secondary building schools, attendance at a minimum of seven lectures is required - writing 2 tests and achieving a minimum score of 60 % in the final test - submission of the following work: A4 - block capitals of a uniform size, any text A3 - Ground plan and a cross section view of the classroom
Recommended literature
  • ČSN ISO 128-23 Technické výkresy - Pravidla zobrazování. 2019.
  • ČSN ISO 129-1 Technické výkresy - Kótování a tolerování. 2019.
  • ČSN 01 3420 Výkresy pozemních staveb- Kreslení výkresů stavební části. 2004.
  • ČSN 73 4201 Komíny a kouřovody. 2010.
  • ČSN 73 4301 Obytné budovy. 2004.
  • Zákon č. 183/2006 Sb., o územním plánování a stabební,m řádu (stavební zákon).
  • Doseděl, A. a kol. Čítanka výkresů ve stavebnictví. SNTL Praha, 2004.
  • Hájek, P. a kol. Konstrukce pozemních staveb 10 - nosné konstrukce, ČVUT. ČVUT Praha, 2005.
  • Klimešová, et al. Nauka o pozemních stavbách. Brno VUT, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní stavitelství pro architektry: Nosné konstrukce stropů. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní stavitelství pro architekty: Konstrukční systémy. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní stavitelství pro architekty: Staveniště, zemní práce, terénní konstrukce. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní stavitelství pro architekty: Svislé nosné konstrukce. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní staviteství pro architekty: Základové konstrukce. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J. Pozemní staviteství pro architekty:Konstrukce nad základy. Liberec TUL, 2005.
  • Krňanský, J., Staněk, S., Stránský, J., Košťálová, J. Pomůcka pro navrhování staveb pro architekty. TUL, 2007.
  • Witzany, J., Kutnar, Z., Zlesák, J., Ziegler, R. Konstrukce pozemních staveb 20 - zakladání staveb, spodní stavba, hydroizlace spodní stavby, schodiště a šikmé rampy, ČVUT. 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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