Course detail

Automation of the Design of Metal and Timber Structures

FAST-NOB023Acad. year: 2020/2021

Summary of computing systems for static and dynamic analysis, design and verification of whole structure and its components, including connections and joints.
Basic methods of computing models of real structures.
Computing systems for structural analysis (particularly Dlubal RFEM and SCIA Engineer): Input data, parameters of analysis, calculation, result interpretation, dimensioning.
Global analysis of structures.
Structural stability of frames.
Individual tasks solving.


Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students have to manage the aim of the subject, make the acquaintance with course problematic and practice their knowledge and acquirements.


Static action of load-bearing systems, principles of reliability and rules for design of steel and timber structures, loads acting on engineering structures, limit state method, design of elements and connections of steel and timber structures.


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. Acquaint with computing systems for static and dynamic analysis of structures. Possibilities of application, examples of computing models of realized structures.
2. Elementary input data.
3. Structure geometry – planar and spatial models.
4. Model – type of the supports, members, nodes. Loading actions and their combinations.
5. Non-linearities.
6. Stability analysis.
7.–8. Global analysis of structures.
9.–10. Computation. Evaluation of results. Dimensioning of members.


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-SIS Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer