Steel Components

Module aims

  • To understand the behaviour of steel structures
  • To be able to design structural steel members and connections

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the behaviour of steel structures
  • Design structural steel members and connections

Module syllabus

Session

Topic

Staff

01

Introduction, background to codes and design philosophy

Professor Gardner

02

Tension members, local buckling and cross-section classification

Professor Gardner

03

Behaviour and design of compression members

Professor Gardner

04

Behaviour and design of beams

Professor Gardner

05

Introduction to beam-columns and frames

Professor Gardner

06

Introduction to connection design 

Dr Macorini

07

Design considerations for bolted connections

Dr Macorini

08

Design considerations for welded connections 

Dr Macorini

09

Analysis of bolt and weld groups 

Dr Macorini

10

Special connection configurations

Dr Macorini

Teaching methods

A mixture of lectures and tutorials focusing on:

  • Introduction to design philosophy, structural analysis and basis of codes of practice.
  • Design of steel components: local buckling, cross-section classification, design of tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns. 
  • Design of steel connections: general consideration of bolts and welds, analysis and design of connections.

Assessments

Total Marks Allocated

100

Examination / Coursework split

100% /  0%

 

Rubric      Answer three questions only (of four). All questions carry equal marks. You are required to bring EN1993-1-1 (only); data sheet is attached. Use a separate answer book for each question.

Reading list

Core

Supplementary

Module leaders

Professor Leroy Gardner