C&ENVENG 3007 - Structural Design III (Steel)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the iterative nature of design and the fundamental principles on which the analyses are based. The course covers the design and analysis of a steel frame structure for local and global buckling as well as material failure. Wherever possible, analyses are based on fundamental principles which are globally relevant and are assessed through quizzes and/or exams. The course also includes an open ended design topic to develop the students' ability as an engineer and problem solver and which is assessed through the submission of a report. Topics are taken from: steel beams; steel columns; design of bolted and welded connections and beam-columns.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code C&ENVENG 3007
    Course Structural Design III (Steel)
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge C&ENVENG 2072 and C&ENVENG 2025
    Restrictions Available to BE(Civil & Struct), BE(Architectural) & associated double degree students only
    Assessment may include assignments, design project, final exam and quizzes - details at the beginning of semester
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Abdul Sheikh

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the concepts and techniques for designing steel bolted and welded connections. 

    2. Understandthe concepts and techniques for designing members subjected to bending actions and / or axial compression considering local
    and global bucklings.  

    3. Understand the method of analysis of sway and unsway frames for moment magnifications.  

    4. Understand the concepts and techniques for designing beams subjected to shear for stiffened or unstuffened webs.

    5. Develop competence in critical and independent thinking in identifying, formulating and solving sproblems of steel structures.

    6. Develop the ability to manage effectively the allocation of time in performing tasks by meeting the deadlines for submission of assignments.

    7. Develop the ability to effectively synthesize information and ideas in relation to issues relating to design of steel structures –
    assumptions, design criteria, reliability.

    8. Develop life long learning skills.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Design Code: Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2: Structural Engineering (Available in UniBook)

    Lecture Slides (Power Point): To be available on MyUni. Printed copies of these slides (6 slides per page) will also be distributed at the beginning of lectures.
    Recommended Resources
    Text Book: Steel Designer’s Handbook, B. Gorencr, R. Tinyou and A. Syam (Available in UniBook).
    Online Learning
    Apart from using MyUni for uploading lecture slides (power point), it will be used for posting homework assignments and their solutions, and some study materials (e.g. assignments, quizzes, question papers) of previous years. MyUni will also be used for communication (email) with students.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Out of 4 sessions/hours per week assigned in the Course Planner, 3 hours will be used for formal course lectures (except two hours for quizzes) and one hour will be used for the tutorior. The tutorial session will be used to help students individually or in small groups for homework assignments, general understanding of theories and solving problems. Moreover, tutors will be available on other days (1 hour per day) for additional consultations.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to 4 hours of lectures/tutorials (please see the Course Planner), students are expected to spend approximately 4 to 5 hours perweek for studying lecture materials, practice examples and solving homework problems.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1 Introduction and Design of Tension Members
    Week 2 Design of Connections – Bolted Joints
    Week 3 Design of Connections – Welded Joints
    Week 4 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Local Buckling
    Week 5 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Local Buckling
    Week 6 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Global Buckling
    Week 7 Design of Bending Members (Beams) – Global Buckling
    Week 8 Structural Analysis
    Week 9 Design of Axially Loaded Columns Based on Local Buckling
    Week 10 Design of Axially Loaded Columns Based on Global Buckling
    Week 11 Design of Beam-Columns
    Week 12 Design of Stiffened and Unstiffened Webs of Beams subjected to Shear

    (The above is a rough indication only; the sequence of lectures will be altered to facilitate the assignments and quizzes)
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The assessment will have the following components.
    Homework Assignments 18%
    Quiz (two) 12%
    Final Examination 70%
    Assessment Detail
    The details will be provided during lectures.
    The details will be provided during lectures.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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