Metal and Structural Glass in Load-Bearing Structures of Buildings
FAST-BOA017Acad. year: 2020/2021
The course is focused on basic principles of static behaviour, design and structural detailing of structural members and systems of multi-storey buildings, with the accent on the using of metals and structural glass in load-bearing structure. The part of the course is also knowledge of material properties of stainless steel, aluminium alloys and structural glass and their behaviour and application in load-bearing structure of buildings, basic cases of the behaviour, static and structural design and practical assessment of load-bearing structural members made of stainless steel, aluminium alloys and structural glass, including principles of the production and errection of the buildings with load-bearing structure made of metals and structural glass.
Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Statics of civil engineering structures, elasticity and plasticity; properties and testing of building materials; principles of the behaviour, design and assessment of structural members and connections of steel load-bearing structures; principles of the compositional arrangement and structural detailing of steel load-bearing systems of buildings.
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1. Contemporary trends in the development of multi-storey buildings with metal load-bearing structure (development of the forms, materials and their combinations, technologies). Examples of the realizations.
2. Development and perspectives of the using multi-storey buildings - traditional structural systems of multi-storey buildings, modern multi-storey buildings with the application of materials based on metals (not only usual "normal" steels, but also high-strength steels, aluminium and its alloys) and structural glass in load-bearing structure.
3. Structural systems of multi-storey buildings with steel and steel-concrete load-bearing structure. Spatial rigidity, bracings and stiffening systems.
4. Roof structures of multi-storey buildings. Roof claddings made of metals and structural glass.
5. Load-bearing ceiling and floor structures of multi-storey buildings. Utilization of castellated beams and their design. Steel-concrete composite ceiling and floor structures.
6. Structures of facades and wall claddings of multi-storey buildings. Facades and wall claddings made of metals and structural glass.
7. Columns of multi-storey buildings, column bases and anchorage.
8. Structural glass in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings - glass as a material (physical and mechanical properties of glass, surface treatments), glass types (float glass, tempered glass - hardened, chemically treated glass, laminated and safety glass), experimental verification of glass properties.
9. Design of compression and bending structural glass load-bearing members, including stability lost (compression buckling, lateral-torsional buckling), and their application in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings - columns, beams, stiffening ribs of fasades and load-bearing claddings made of structural glass, hybrid beams composed of structural glass in combination with other materials (metal, timber, etc.).
10. Design of plated load-bearing structural members made of structural glass and their application in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings - floors, stairs and railing made of structural glass.
11. Stainless steel in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings - physical and mechanical properties of stainless steel, principles of the design of stainless steel load-bearing structural members, subjected to tension, compression, bending and differences comparing with normal steel, application of stainless steel in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings.
12. Aluminium and its alloys in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings - physical and mechanical properties of aluminium and its alloys, principles of the design of aluminium load-bearing structures subjected to tension, compression, bending and differences comparing with steel, application of aluminium and its alloys in load-bearing structures of multi-storey buildings.
13. Production and errection of multi-storey buildings with metal load-bearing structur
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.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-EVB Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory