Course Description :

Behavior and design of structural steel members and steel-frame buildings, including simple and fixed connections. AISC specifications; elastic theory. Design members to resist tension, compression, bending, torsion, plate girders, composite beams.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Describe basic properties of steel and steel behavior.
  • Describe basic concepts of safety and load as they relate to structural steel design.
  • Analyze and design tension members.
  • Analyze and design compression members (axially loaded columns).
  • Analyze and design braced and unbraced beams.
  • Analyze and design beam bearing plates, column base plates, and directly loaded tension connections.
  • Perform serviceability checks on steel beams and simple frames with diagonal bracing.
  • Analyze and design a simple 2-3 story building with diagonal braced frames.
  • Perform engineering tasks as part of a team.
  • Prepare written communications to convey information about engineering activities and orally present the results of an engineering project.
Course Prerequisite :
C- or better in CEE 3404 and CEE 3684
Hours & Credits :
3H, 2L, 4C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring
Course Comment :
DESIGN PROJECT COURSE for the Structures Specialty Area.