Study programmes / C-TIMS Timber Structures and Wood Building Construction / Applied Mechanics
Course code:AME
Course title in language of instruction:Aplikovaná mechanika
Course title in Czech:Aplikovaná mechanika
Course title in English:Applied Mechanics
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2; part-time, 20/0
(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; master; master continuing; doctor
Semester:WS 2017/2018 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Jiří Kunecký, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Václav Sebera, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:Knowledge of properties and response of selected materials mostly wood based materials and similar materials in wood industry as important assumption for rational description of mechanical response of such materials for structural purposes in civil engineering, furnituring and formation of inhabit environment. Base principles and methods in solution of moderate tasks of applied mechanics.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to mechanics and it classification, repetition of 3d Hooke's law, physical units and terminology; Mohr circle -- transformation of stress and strain tensor, important constitutive laws (allowance 0/2)
2.Material models I -- linear (plasticity, hyperelasticity, orthotropic and anisotropic materials) (allowance 0/2)
3.Material models II -- nonlinear (viscoelasticity, plasticity, creep) (allowance 0/2)
4.Introduction to mechanics of composites -- why composites, basic classification and comparison, introduction to fiber composites and laminates (spring model of Voigt and Reuss) (allowance 0/2)
5.Layered systems -- laminates (classification, terminology, notation, Classical laminate theory, ABD matrix) (allowance 0/2)
6.Layered systems II -- analysis of ABD matrix, fundamental computations (macromechanical analysis of laminate) (allowance 0/2)
7.Introduction to material strength and failure criteria (homogeneous and composite materials) (allowance 0/2)
8.Introduction to dynamics (modal analysis, eigenvalues, harmonic and transient analysis) (allowance 0/2)
9.Stability and buckling of sleder beams (definition of boundary conditions, fundamental computations of buckling strength and slenderness) (allowance 0/2)
10.Introduction to finite element method (virtual work principle, Galerkin method), analytical computations of simple problems in ANSYS and Comsol (allowance 0/2)
11.Experimental mechanics -- introduction, contact and non-contact methods, digital image correlation method (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-general knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Familiarity with material flow for application in wood – constructions
-Familiarity with supporting wooden elements design bearing
-Technical problems analysis and resolution

Type of course unit:optional
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:The course is finished by an oral exam. The students have to show that they gained a satisfactory overview on discussed topics and theories and have to know what theory they should apply for typical tasks of their major discipline. During the exam students have to choose one topic by a lottery and prove their knowledge.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice28 h0 h
     consultation14 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h0 h
     preparation for regular assessment0 h28 h
     preparation of presentation8 h8 h
     elaboration of reports0 h8 h
     writing of seminar paper32 h40 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • MICHALEC, J. et al. Pružnost a pevnost I. 1st ed. V Praze: České vysoké učení technické, 2010. 308 p. ISBN 978-80-01-04224-3.
  • MICHALEC, J. et al. Pružnost a pevnost II. 2nd ed. Praha: ČVUT, Strojní fakulta, 2006. 215 p. ISBN 80-01-02375-3.
  • KUNC, A. -- ZIMA, J. -- WANNER, J. Mechanika II : Pružnost a pevnost. 4th ed. Praha: SNTL, 1961. 321 p.
  • BERTHELOT, J M. Composite materials – Mechanical Behaviour and structural analysis. New York: Springer, 1999. 646 p.
  • HEARMON, R. Úvod do teorie pružnosti anizotropních látek. Praha: SNTL, 1965. 139 p.
  • Řešené příklady a technické úlohy z materiálového inženýrství. 1st ed. Ostrava: 1998. 334 p.