Actions on Building Structures

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Course Unit Code221-0926/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
PrerequisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
228-0201Building statics
228-0204Elasticity and Plasticity
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KRI10doc. Ing. Vít Křivý, Ph.D.
Summary
1. Basis of structural design (principles of limit states design, basic variables, structural analysis).
2. Basis of structural design (partial factors method, combination of actions).
3. Self-weight, permanent actions, imposed loads for buildings.
4. Model example: reinforced concrete slab (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
5. Model example: cantilever balcony beam (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
6. Model example: stairs (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
7. Snow load.
8. Wind load.
9. Example: Frame structure (analysis of actions, global analysis, combination of load effects).
10. Example: Timber duopitch roof (analysis of actions, global analysis, combination of load effects).
11. Thermal actions, actions during execution.
12. Actions induced by cranes and machinery.
13. Seismic actions.
14. Accidental actions (impact from vehicles, loads due to explosions).
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and apply the following skills and topic areas:
- principles of structural analysis with respect to the modeling of loads;
- representation of loads using partial factors method;
- permanent actions, imposed loads for buildings, snow and wind loads, thermal actions, actions induced by cranes and machinery actions during execution, accidental actions;
- combination of actions.
Course Contents
1. Basis of structural design (principles of limit states design, basic variables, structural analysis).
2. Basis of structural design (partial factors method, combination of actions).
3. Self-weight, permanent actions, imposed loads for buildings.
4. Model example: reinforced concrete slab (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
5. Model example: cantilever balcony beam (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
6. Model example: stairs (modeling, analysis of actions, global analysis).
7. Snow load.
8. Wind load.
9. Example: Frame structure (analysis of actions, global analysis, combination of load effects).
10. Example: Timber duopitch roof (analysis of actions, global analysis, combination of load effects).
11. Thermal actions, actions during execution.
12. Actions induced by cranes and machinery.
13. Seismic actions.
14. Accidental actions (impact from vehicles, loads due to explosions).
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. EN 1990 Eurocode: Basis of structural design. CEN, Brussels, 2004.
2. EN 1991-X Eurocode 1: Actions on structures . CEN, Brussels.
1. ČSN EN 1990 Eurokód: Zásady navrhování konstrukcí. ČNI, 2004.
2. ČSN EN 1991-X Eurokód 1: Zatížení konstrukcí (příslušné části). ČNI.
Recommended Reading:
1. Handbook 1 - Basis of structural design. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2004.
2. Handbook 3 – Actions effects for buildings. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2005.
1. Tichý, M. Zatížení stavebních konstrukcí. SNTL Praha, 1987.
2. Handbook 1 - Basis of structural design. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2004.
3. Handbook 3 – Actions effects for buildings. Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Prague, 2005.--
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded exercises evaluationGraded credit100 51