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CIVL3404 Structural Steel Design
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode First year of offer Not available in 2022 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Civil Engineering major sequence
- This unit covers the knowledge and analysis methods for structural steel design based on Australian Standards such as the steel design code AS4100 and the loading code AS1170. The topics covered include load calculations, design of tension members, design of compression members, design of bending members, design of members subjected to combined actions, design of plate girders, design of connections and fatigue design. This is an introduction to the design of structural elements through the principles of limit states design. The unit includes the assessment of loads and load combinations, the assemblage of members to resist those loads and the design of individual members within an assemblage. Principal structural members are designed to resist tension, compression, bending and combinations of tension and compression with bending. Connections are a combination of both welded and bolted systems. Fatigue design of structural elements is also included. Students analyse structural loads and structural members and apply the results of these analyses to practical steel structure design.
- Students are able to (1) discuss the design principles of structural steel; (2) communicate effectively in written technical reports; (3) simplify a practical steel structure in the design process; (4) apply structural analysis to the design of steel structures and structural elements; (5) perform an economical steel structure design using limit state design method; (6) apply AS1170 and AS4100 appropriately in the design of steel structures; and (7) conduct simplified plate girder design and quantify fatigue load effect.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) project; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mohamed Elchalakani
- Unit rules
- GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044) and Course Enrolment ( BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6) or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4) )
- CIVL4404 Structural Steel (ID 2600)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
Gorenc, B., Tinyou, R. and Syam, A. Steel Designers' Handbook, 7th edn: University of New South Wales Press Ltd 2005
Australian Standards AS4100
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