Course detail

Theory of hybrid and composite structures

FAST-DO53Acad. year: 2020/2021

Theoretical basis of european normative documents for design of composite structures and principles of design of load-carrying elements, members and structural systems and their connections according to these rules. Principles of static and structural design of composite structures combined of various materials. Design of composite structures - design assumptions and design procedures. Design resistance of composite structures. Compression members. Flexural members. Combination of loading actions. Fatigue. Fire resistance of composite (mainly steel-concrete) structures. Application of composite steel-concrete elements and members in civil engineering structures.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Steel structures, timber structures, concrete structures.


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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

Johnson, R.P., Buckby, R.J.: Composite Structures of Steel and Concrete - Vol. 1. COLLINS London 1986
Johnson, R.P., Buckby, R.J.: Composite Structures of Steel and Concrete - Vol. 2: Bridges. COLLINS London 1986
SCI - Steel Construction Institute: ESDEP - European Steel Design Education Programme. SCI London 2002

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Principles of structural design of elements and members of composite structures, combination of materials.
2.-3. Basic design principles, loading actions, material, rheological properties.
4.-5. Ultimate limit states - design conception for basic cases (tension, compression, bending, shear) and their combinations.
6.-7. Shear connections.
8.-9. Serviceability limit states - design conception.
10. Fatigue.
11.-12. Fire resistance of composite structures.
13. Application of composite structures in civil engineering costructions.


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



39 hours, optionally

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