DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES 2

CIV3DS2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this Subject students will learn advanced knowledge in the design and analysis of a variety of steel structures exposed to different loading conditions. Topics covered in this Subject include: design actions on steel structure; the steel design codes AS1170 and AS 4100; structural analysis of steel frames; buckling of thin plates and lateral buckling; steel members subject to torsion; design of steel girders; plastic design of steel structures; Serviceability, durability, sustainability and fire resistance for steel structures. Studying through these topics, students will develop an in depth understanding of some more advanced design principles and analysis methods for statically determinate and indeterminate steel structures under a variety of loading conditions for civil engineering applications. Proficiency in utilising available computational software to conduct steel structure analysis and design will also 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

Prerequisites CIV3DS1

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 Designers' Handbook, 7th ednPrescribedGorenc, B & Tinyou, R & Syam, A 2009UNSW PRESS, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Determine the design actions for static and dynamic loads using AS1170 for load calculations conforming to AS4100.

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)

02. Conduct structural analysis for steel frames in a steel structure.

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

03. Design steel frames subjected to lateral loadings in a steel structure.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
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)

04. Design steel structures for serviceability, durability, sustainability and fire resistance.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
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)

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. Problem solving assignments. Computer design practice in the computer lab.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Communicate effectively and work in a team.

Activities:
Students in small groups are required to provide a complete design report on a steel structure of a given construction project, considering different loading actions, constructability and structural safety. The design is to include calculations, specifications and detailed drawings. The report should include a log of activities/tasks assigned to individual members.
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 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities15 01, 02, 05
Open Book Examination (3 hours)35 01, 03, 04, 05
Group Design, Report and Presentation (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 03, 04, 06
Mid-Term Test (1.5 hours)15 02, 03