Course detail

Selected Problems of Design and Realization of Metal and Timber Structures and Bridges (KON)

FAST-NOB030Acad. year: 2020/2021

Design assisted by testing, utilization of the test results for the design of civil engineering structures, methods of evaluation of test results. Reliability of metal and timber structures.
Structural systems of temporary bridges, specification of their design and usage, systems of floating bridges - basic information. Structural composition, analysis of static behaviour.
Knowledge of theoretical and experimental verification of the behaviour of temporary bridges. Usage of temporary bridges.
Some selected problems of the design and realization of composite steel-concrete structures and bridges. Some selected problems of the design and realization of timber or timber-concrete structures and bridges (in dependence on the actual knowledge and results of the science, research, innovation and practice in the field mentioned).
Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.


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 special topics of design and realization of metal, steel-concrete and timber structures and bridges, concretized in the course schedule.


Design of steel and composite steel-concrete structures and bridges, design of timber structures, structural mechanics, basis of statistics and probability.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

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. Introduction to the study of the course. Experimental verification of members and components of metal and timber structures – possibilities of experiments realization, types of the tests, test results.
2.-3. Statistical elaboration of experimental data obtained from the loading tests.
4.-5. Probabilistic evaluation of test results – design assisted by testing.
6. Terminology, classification, requirements, characteristic of temporary bridge structures.
7. Basic systems of steel temporary bridges – web-plated and truss temporary bridges.
8. Mobile steel bridges. Temporary timber bridge structures.
9.-12. Selected topics of the design of advanced timber structures – spatial timber structures, timber structures combined of various materials, connections of modern timber structures.
13. Failures and reconstructions of metal and timber structures and bridges.


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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIK Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer