Courses Catalogue

Structural Steel Design

COURSE CODE: CIV3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course deals with design principles of steel members and connections that are used in Civil infrastructure under different possible modes of loading.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course develops knowledge in designing structural elements made of steel

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Appreciate the importance of steel as a structural material

·        Appreciate the shortcomings of steel and how to overcome them

·        Design various structural steel elements (tensile, compressive, bending members)

·        Design steel member connections, both bolted and welded

·        Read at ease BS 5950 Part 1, EC3 and the CONSTRADO Structural Designer's Manual

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Design steel structures

·        Give a detail of steel connections.

·        Explain timber grading and design of elements.