Course detail

Metal Bridges II (DST)

FAST-CO03Acad. year: 2020/2021

Box-girder bridges.
Bevelled bridges and curved bridges.
Composite steel-concrete bridges - structural design, basic principles of static design, using of bridges, erection.
Arched bridges.
Suspended and cable-stayed bridges - structural design, basic principles of static design.
Bridge supports.
Erection of bridges.
Examples of realized bridge structures.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will learn the problems of the course and will get under controll the course aims, within the meaning of obtaining knowledge and skills in the field of design of more complicated structural systems of metal and steel-concrete bridges, concretized in the course schedule.


Design of members, components and connections of steel structures. Metal bridges - plated-girder and truss-girder bridges. Design of members and components of concrete structures. Static solution of truss structures and arches including influence lines. Basis of static solution of cable-stayed and suspended structures.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Faltus, F.: Ocelové mosty příhradové, obloukové a visuté. Academia Praha, 1971. (CS)
Pechar,J., Schindler,A.: Kovové mosty. SNTL Praha, 1990. (CS)
Johnson,R.P. - Buckby, R.J.: Composite Structures of Steel and Concrete - Vol.2: Bridges. COLLINS London, 1986. (EN)
Tomica, V. - Sokolík, A. - Zemko, Š.: Údržba a rekonštrukcia mostov. Alfa Bratislava, 1992. (SK)
SCI - The Steel Construction Institute: ESDEP - European Steel Design Education Programme. U.K., 2000. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Composite steel-concrete bridges
2. Composite steel-concrete bridges
3. Box girder bridges
4. Bevelled bridges
5. Curved bridges
6. Arched bridges
7. Arched bridges
8. Suspended bridges
9. Cable-stayed bridges
10. Bridge supports


The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer