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Building statics

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Course Unit Code228-0201/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
MIC60Ing. Vladimíra Michalcová, Ph.D.
KRE13prof. Ing. Martin Krejsa, Ph.D.
BRO12doc. Ing. Jiří Brožovský, Ph.D.
KON09doc. Ing. Petr Konečný, Ph.D.
The course Building statics is focused on simple statically determined bearing structures, which consists in calculating the reactions in external supports and determining the internal forces using equilibrium conditions. Part of the lessons is the analysis of the force systems in the plane and the space and the fundamentals of the kinematics, which are necessary to achieve the desired immobility of the supporting structure.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students are introduced to basics of the structural mechanics (statics) with focus on the determination of the reactions and internal forces on the statically determined structures (beams, arches, and trusses).
Course Contents
Subject Building statics give students a basic information about solving force systems in plane and space, and learn to determine the reactions and internal forces in statically determinate selected supporting systems and beams in the plane and in case of trusses also in the space. Also is possible to get an idea of cross-section properties, which are still in use in statical calculations.

1. Introduction. Basic laws and principles of mechanics.
2. Linear and planar sets of forces, equilibrium conditions.
3. Carrying structures in civil engineering. Statical model of beam, loads and supports. Statical and kinematical determinity.
4. Internal forces. Equilibrium conditions in differential form. Computational analysis of simple beams.
5. Cantilever beam, beam with overhangs.
6. Cranked and curved beams. Arcs.
7. Combined beams in one plane.
8. Beams and arcs with hinges. Gerber's beam.
9. Planar trusses: method of joints.
10. Planar trusses: method of sections.
11. Statics of rigid body in 3D space. Spatially loaded beam.
12. Cranked beam in 3D.
13. Movable loading. Influence lines.
14. Classification of bearing structures. Introduction to loading of engineering structur
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. J.L. Meriam, L.G.Kraige : Engineering mechanics-statics, Wiley and Sons, USA, 2003.
2. Beer, F., et al., Vector mechanics for engineers. Statics and dynamics, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978–0–07–352940–0, 2007.

1. Benda, J., Stavební statika I., VŠB-TU Ostrava 2005, ISBN 80-248-0771-8.
2. Kadlčák, J., Kytýr, J., Statika stavebních konstrukcí I., VUTIUM Brno 1999.
Recommended Reading:
1. Timoshenko S.,Young D.H.: Engineering mechanics-statics ,Mc Graw-Hill, New York.
2. R.C. Hibbeler: Statics and mechanics of materials, Macmillan Publishing Company, USA, 1992
1. Chobot, Benda, Hájek Novotná: Statika stavebních konstrukcí I, SNTL Praha 1982.
2. Petrtýl, Lipanská: Stavební mechanika I. Mechanika tuhých a poddajných těles v příkladech, Vydavatelství ČVUT Praha 1999
3. Harvančík, Pekarovič, Sobota: Stavebná mechanika Príklady, ALFA 1986
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit35 18
        ExaminationExamination65 (65)33
                Written examinationWritten examination35 0
                OralOral examination30 0