Theory and design of steel structures including flexural members, axially loaded members and combined stress members; design of composite members; plastic analysis and design; project-based. Prerequisite: CE 170.
Prereqs enforced by the system: CE 170; Open to degree and CDE students
CE 172 Structural Steel Design. Theory and design of steel structures including flexural members, axially loaded members and combined stress members; design of composite members; and plastic analysis and design; project-based. Prerequisite: CE 170.
Overall The fundamental principles behind the analysis and design of modern steel structures are studied in this course with the emphasis given to the design of steel members. The relationship between applied loads and their effect on steel structures are studied with a basic understanding of various modes of failure of steel members. Analysis and design of tension members, compression members, flexural members, combined stress members, simple connections and composite members are studied. The course covers the concepts of both Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design (ASD) methods in accordance with the 15th edition of AISC Steel Construction Manual. Specific Learning Outcomes and Objectives: Upon completion of CE 172 Structural Steel Design, students will be able to: 1. Identify steel as a structural material; review its material properties and identify different geometric shapes (hot-rolled and cold-formed) 2. Explain the specifications, loads and design philosophies, discuss the difference between ASD and LRFD methods 3. Analyze and design tension members for yield, fracture and block shear 4. Analyze and design compression members for buckling and yield 5. Apply plastic analysis to steel I beams 6. Apply lateral/torsional buckling to analyze and design beams 7. Integrate the considerations for shear, compact requirements, and deflection limits 8. Design for combined stresses under bending and axial load 9. Design and analyze simple connections 10. Design and analyze a real-world structure using SAP2000 and verify the analysis results using hand calculations.
Class attendance, participation and clicker questions 10% (via Top Hat) Homework and Case Study Quizzes 20% (will be assigned periodically) Midterm Exams 20% (two, hour exams, each counts 10%) Group Project 30% Final Exam (comprehensive) 20% (due during finals week) ---------------------------------- Total 100% The minimum passing grade is 60%. Other grades will be assigned as shown below. Letter Grade Numerical Grade A+ 97-100 A 94-97 A- 90-93 B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 F <60 A statistical scale may be used at instructor’s judgment in addition to the above scale.
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