DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES 1

CIV3DS1

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn the design principles of structural steel elements and how to apply these principles to design steel structures. Topics covered in this subject include: structural analysis of steel structures; principles of limit state design of steel structural elements; design actions on steel structures; design of tension, compression and bending members; design of members subjected to combined actions; design of connections including standardised steel connections in Australia; analysis of bolt and weld connection in terms of strength and serviceability; detailing of steel structures; principles of sustainable design and quality assurance for steel design and construction. Students will develop an in depth understanding of the design principles and behaviour of steel structures. Skills required to analyse structures using appropriate methods and to solve structural problems to design steel structures for sustainability and quality will be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSteel Designer's Handbook, 7th ednPrescribedGorenc, B & Tinyou, R & Syam, A 2009UNSW PRESS, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Determine the design actions and perform structural analysis on steel structures

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Solve given related structural problems and design strong and serviceable steel members and connections for the construction of steel structures.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply principles of sustainability to the design and construction of steel structures.

Activities:
Problem solving assignments and obeservational experimentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Produce detailed drawings and specifications for steel structures applying the principles of quality assurance control to the design and construction of steel structures.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Production of drawing assignments. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Use computational software to conduct steel structure analysis and design.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Computer lab practice using relevant software.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Communicate effectively and work in a team.

Activities:
Group tasks and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02
Open Book Examination (3 hours)35 01, 02, 03
Group Design, Report and Presentation (2000 word and 20 minutes)35 03, 04, 06
Group Practical Experiments and Report (1000 words)15 02, 03, 05