COURSE OBJECTIVES

• To acquaint students with use of steel as a structural component.
• To develop ability of students to design steel structures.
• To use software for analysis and design purpose.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)

CLO: 1. to investigate steel structural members of simple structures for given loadings. (C5)
CLO: 2. to design steel structural members of simple structures for given loadings. (C6)
CLO: 3. to justify and defend design of simple steel structures. (A4)
CLO: 4. to integrate analyses and design of steel structures using software (ETABs and SAP2000) (C6)

COURSE CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
    • Use of steel as a structural material
    • Hot rolled, cold formed and built up sections
    • Comparison with concrete construction
    • Different design methods (LRFD & ASD)
    • Factor of safety, loads and load combinations
    • Concept of load and resistance factors, plastic design and limits on design
  2. Analysis and Design of Members for Tension
    • Calculation of effective net area
    • Analysis of tension members by ASD and LRFD methods
    • Design of tension members by ASD and LRFD methods
  3. Analysis and Design of Members for Compression
    • Euler’s buckling load in columns, effective length
    • Residual stresses, local and overall stability
    • Slender and Non-slender sections, lateral torsional buckling
    • Analysis of compression members by ASD and LRFD methods
    • Design of compression members by ASD and LRFD methods
    • Single angle compression member
    • Built-up columns
    • Column Lacing and Tie or stay plate
    • Column Base plate
  4. Analysis and Design of Members for Flexure
    • Compact and non-compact sections, stiffened and unstiffened beams
    • Analysis of beams (flexure members) by ASD and LRFD methods
    • Design of beams (flexure members) by ASD and LRFD methods
    • Shear and Deflection in beams
    • Beam bearing/base plate
    • Plate girder proportioning and stiffener design
  5. Design of a truss
    • Design and drawing of a truss, purlin, roof sheet, cud bearing plate
    • Uplift of truss due to wind
  6. Beam-column and axial-flexure interaction
    • Members subject to bending and axial tension
    • Members subject to bending and axial compression, second order effects, moment magnification
  7. Connections
    • Types of connections (welded, bolted and riveted truss connections, brackets, moment and shear connections)
    • Analysis and design of bolted connections
    • Analysis and design of welded connections
  8. Analysis and design of steel components using software
    • Analysis and design of truss using Staad Pro, ETABS and/or SAP