Undergraduate Course: Steel Structures 4 (CIVE10030)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
This 10 credit lecture course involves 10 hours of lectures.
The course topics (not necessarily in this order) include:
1. Column design
2. Beam design
3. Beam-column design
4. Steel connection
5. Portal frame
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Equivalent to Structural Analysis 3
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||55% exam, 45% course work.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe structural behaviour of steel members using appropriate models;
- Communicate a design of steel structures clearly through neat and accurate calculations, drawings, and technical reports of an appropriate length and level of detail;
- Analyse the behaviour of thin-walled sections under external loads;
- Evaluate buckling modes of steel structural elements.
|- 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.)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Steel Structures,Structural Design,Structural Behaviour and Materials
|Course organiser||Dr Yuner Huang
Tel: (0131 6)50 5736
|Course secretary||Mr Ruben Gutierrez Martin
Tel: (0131 6)50 5690