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CV3012 Steel Design

[Lectures: 26 hrs; Tutorials: 13 hrs; Pre-requisites: CV2011; Academic Units: 3.0]


Learning Objective

The course aims to develop an understanding of Limit State Design as applied to structural steel members and connections based on the latest Eurocode 3 – Design of steel structures with Singapore Annexes.

Course Content

Introduction to students the basic principles of reading steel structural plans, elevations and sectional views, distribute loadings on structures based on architecture plans, determine factored loads for design, design structural steel beams and columns, design bolted and welded connections and produce sketches for production drawings.

Course Outline

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Topic

1

Introduction, material properties, limit state design, loading, section classifications.

2

Behaviour of compression members, local and overall buckling, column slenderness and effective length concept.

3

Design of laterally restrained beams.

4

Design of lateral-torsional buckling of unrestrained beams.

5

Introduction and design of column in simple structures.

6

Simplified and more exact methods for members with axial force and moments.

7

Introduction to lattice roof construction and simplified rules for lattice truss members.

8

Introduction and basic concepts of joints design.

9

Simple beam-to-beam and beam-to-column connections.

10

Introduction to moment connections of bolted end plate connections, beam and column splices.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to calculate factored design loads from structural plans, design laterally restrained and unrestrained beams, design columns in simple structures, design columns in continuous structures and design bolted and welded connections.

Textbooks/References

  1. Lam, D., Ang, T.C. and Chiew, S.P., “Structural Steelwork: Design to Limit State Theory”, 4th Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2014 [TA652.M145 2014].
  2. Gardner, L. and Nethercot, D.A., “Designers’ Guide to Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Designers’ Guide to EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures General Rules and Rules for Buildings”, Thomas Telford, London, UK, 2005.
  3. Draycott, T. and Bullman, P., “Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes”, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK, 2nd Edition, 2009.
  4. Wald, F., Tan, K.H. and Chiew, S.P.,”Design of Steel Structures with Worked Examples to EN 1993-1-1 and EN 1993-1-8”, Research Publishing, Singapore, 2011.
  5. BS EN 1993-1-1:2005, Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules and Rules for Buildings, British Standards Institution, London, UK, 2005.
  6. BS EN 1993-1-5:2006, Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Part 1-5: Plated Structural Elements, British Standards Institution, London, UK, 2006.
  7. BS EN 1993-1-8:2005, Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Part 1-8: Design of Joints, British Standards Institution, London, UK, 2005.
  8. SCI – P361, Introduction to the Eurocodes, Steel Construction Institute, Ascot, UK, 2009.
  9. SCI – P362, Concise Eurocodes, Steel Construction Institute, Ascot, UK, 2009.
  10. SCI – P363, Design Data (“The Blue Book”), Steel Construction Institute, Ascot, UK, 2009.
  11. SCI – P376, Worked Examples for Students in accordance with Eurocodes, Steel Construction Institute, Ascot, UK, 2008.