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Undergraduate Course: Steel Structures 4 (CIVE10030)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explains the behaviour of steel structures, and explores how understanding of their behaviour is applied in structural design. The fundamental mechanics of steel structural members is described. The role of design codes in interpreting observed and theoretical behaviour is explained. This course also introduces the behaviour and algebraic analysis of thin-walled structural members; and covers the stability of structural elements and their analysis.
Course description This 10 credit lecture course involves 22 hours of lectures.

The course topics (not necessarily in this order) include:

1. Thin-walled structures
2. Column design
3. Beam design
4. Beam-column design
5. Steel connection
6. Portal frame
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Structural Analysis 3 (CIVE09036) OR Solid Mechanics 3 (MECE09009)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Thin-Walled Members and Stability 4 (CIVE10002)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEquivalent to Structural Analysis 3
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 54 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 75% exam, 25% course work. The exam is open-book, for which any books can be brought into the exam.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe and explain how steel members behave;
  2. Describe behaviour of thin-walled structures and steel members using appropriate models;
  3. Communicate a design of steel structures clearly through neat and accurate calculations, drawings, and technical reports of an appropriate length and level of detail;
  4. Evaluate and explain the behaviour of thin-walled members under external loads;
  5. Evaluate and explain the behaviour of steel structural elements undergoing buckling.
Reading List
- Timoshenko, S.P. & Gere, J.M., Theory of Elastic Stability, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.

- Structural Engineer's Pocket Book -- Eurocodes, 3rd Edition, Fiona Cobb, CRC Press ISBN 9780080971216

- Trahair N.S., Bradford M.A., Nethercot D.A., Gardner L. (2008). The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC3. 4th edition. ISBN 978 0 415 41866 9.

- Salmon C.G., Johnson J.E., Malhas F.A. (2008). Steel Structures: Design and Behavior, 5th Edition, Pearson, ISBN-10: 0131885561.

- The Steel Construction Institute (2005). Steel Designers Manual. 6th edition, Blackwell Science. ISBN 1405134127. (A very useful reference, but the current edition is based upon BS5950, not EC3.)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSteel Structures,Structural Design,Structural Behaviour and Materials
Course organiserDr Yuner Huang
Tel: (0131 6)50 5736
Course secretaryMiss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565
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