OG08KI1 - Structural Engineering 1

Course specification
Type of study Bachelor academic studies
Study programme
Course title Structural Engineering 1
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OG08KI1 mandatory 4 2L + 1E 4.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
Engineering Mechanics 1 and Strength of Materials 1 Prerequisite for taking the course is to submit and defend semestral assignments. Prerequisite for taking the exam is to get a positive grade.
Learning objectives
Introducing and training students to solve simpler engineering problems.
Learning outcomes
The student is competent to connect basic knowledge of rigid and deformable body mechanics with basic engineering problems. Upon completion of the course, the student acquires the knowledge of designing cross-sections of wooden structural elements for different types of influences in cross-section. During the course, the basic knowledge required for static calculation and dimensioning of simple wooden structural assemblies is learned.
Introduction, recapitulation of knowledge acquired so far: statics, force, center of gravity, stress, cross section, deformation, modulus of elasticity, allowable stress. Basic building materials: brick, stone, wood, concrete, steel, aluminum alloys. Equilibrium, moment of force, bending moment. Masonry arch, abutment. Masonry vaults and domes. Masonry buildings, historical buildings, basic elements of a masonry building. Beams, stresses, deformations. Wooden beam, steel beam, RC beam, beam composed of two or more materials. Lattice girders. Wooden lattice girders, steel lattice girders. Floor structures, historical development, types of modern floor structures. Pillars and ring beams, stress, deformation and buckling. Poles and ring beams, wooden, steel and AB columns. Masonry buildings - modern structural assemblies. Masonry buildings - modern structural assemblies.
Teaching Methods
Interactive lectures and exercises with work on individual assignments. Consultations.
  1. Morgan, W., The elements of structure, Pitman publishing, 1964. (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
Defense of seminar paper, colloquiums, written and oral exam.
Specific remarks