Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Technical and Construction Mechanics
Course code:TMKI
Course title in language of instruction:Technická a stavební mechanika
Course title in Czech:Technická a stavební mechanika
Course title in English:Technical and Construction Mechanics
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2; part-time, 28/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Pavla Kotásková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:From basic concepts of statics, dynamics and kinematics despite the effects of loading on elements and structure to learn to design and assess component parts of buildings.
Course contents:
1.Principles of statics (allowance 5/4)
a.composition and decomposition of forces
b.conditions of equilibrium of forces
c.static torque

2.Static variables section (allowance 2/2) of gravity
b.radii and moments of inertia of composite sections
c.section modulus

3.Flexibility and strength (allowance 2/2)
b.compressive stress
c.buckling, torsion, shear and bending
d.tension in eccentric pressure and stroke

4.The basic types of friction (allowance 2/2)
5.Calculation of load on structures and their assessment according to the theory of limit states (allowance 1/0)
6.Simple beam (allowance 4/4)
a.Simple beam design and evaluation for various types of loading

7.Load beams fixed and mobile (allowance 2/2)
8.Beam with overhanging end, cantilever beam, a system of parallel beams (allowance 2/2)
9.Beam deflection for different load types (allowance 1/2)
10.Rod systems (allowance 2/2)
11.The pressure of bulk materials, the hydrostatic pressure and combined pressure of the bearing structure (allowance 3/4)
a.Examination of the size of earth pressure
b.Proposal for supporting and retaining walls, and its assessment

12.Dynamics and kinematics (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to work independently
-basic computing skills
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to assess the stability of the retaining wall
-The ability to assess the dimension and simple design elements
-The ability to identify the basic methods and combined stress of structures and elements
-The ability to investigate the effects of the resulting force acting on the real structure

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Each student is practicing substance in the examples throughout the semester gives 25 examples. To prepare three credit reports that include computing and graphics solutions. Class exam is divided into 2 parts. The first part is written during the semester and the second at the end. To successfully manage must have at least 70% correct for each test.
 The exam is in written form. Questions are theoretical and computational. To develop the student 60 min. To successfully manage must have at least 70% correct answers.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h28 h
     practice28 h0 h
     preparation for exam14 h14 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h28 h
     elaboration of reports28 h42 h
Total112 h112 h

Basic reading list
  • HAVÍŘOVÁ, Z. Technická mechanika I.: základy statiky, pružnost a pevnost. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2003. 105 p. ISBN 80-7157-667-0.
  • HAVÍŘOVÁ, Z. Technická mechanika II: vybrané statě pro lesnický obor. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1997. 39 p. ISBN 80-7157-233-0.
  • HAVÍŘOVÁ, Z. Technická mechanika : cvičení. 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 88 p. ISBN 80-7157-940-8.
Recommended reading list
  • DVOŘÁK, J. Stavební mechanika: pro 2. a 3. ročník SPŠ stavební. 1st ed. Praha: Sobotáles, 1994. 402 p. ISBN 80-901570-7-6.
  • KADLČÁK, J. -- KYTÝR, J. Statika stavebních konstrukcí. 3rd ed. V Brně: VUTIUM, 2010. 349 p. ISBN 978-80-214-3419-6.
  • MIČKAL, K. Sbírka úloh z technické mechaniky : pro střední odborná učiliště a střední odborné školy. 5th ed. Praha: Informatorium, 1998. 265 p. ISBN 80-86073-36-X.