Advanced Steel Design
Learning Objective:To recognize limit states and failure modes in structural steel members and systems; To become familiar with design specification and codes for steel structures, and understand their basis in mechanics, testing, and analysis; To design steel and composite members and connections with an understanding of their limit states / failure modes and current design specifications / codes.
Students should have some background in the design of steel structures including beams, columns, and frames. This course will cover fundamental concepts and applications of advanced concepts in the design of steel buildings and bridges with emphasis on: a) welded built-up plate girders used extensively in bridges and as transfer girders in buildings, b) composite beams and floor systems used extensively in buildings and also in bridges, c) simple shear and moment connections between steel beams and columns in frame systems. At the end of the course, the student will have an in-depth knowledge of relevant limit states / failure modes in steel components and structures, and a familiarity with the applicable topics in the AISC Specification and their basis in research / testing. The students will have some experience in solving design examples and looking at applications of the fundamental concepts learned in the course.