Steel Design

Course code CIVL3170Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

The course covers the structural design of steel members and connections. Topics include design loads and the structural design of steel beams, columns, tension members and bolted and welded connections.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesA1 Determination of design loads.

A2 Understand design process.

A3 Sizing of structural steel members.

A4 Structural design of a realistic structure.
Content1. Limit states and design loading.

2. Outline of types of steel and steel structures.

3. Methods of structural analysis.

4. Flexural members (i.e., beams).

5. Columns (i.e., compression members).

6. Tension members.

7. Combined actions (i.e., beams/columns).

8. Bolted, pinned, and welded connections.

9. Composite beams.

10. Past examination and quiz paper review.

11. Example design drawings and steel schedule.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in course CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Progressive assessment:
- Group project
- Minor assignments
- Mid-semester quiz

Progressive assessment assesses design objectives of course.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CIVL3170