C&ENVENG 3007 - Structural Steel Design

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

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 Steel Design
    Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites C&ENVENG 2025
    Restrictions Available to BE(Civil & Struct), BE(Architectural) & associated double degree students only
    Course Description 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.
    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
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Calculate the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns using AS1100 and AS4100;
    2 Descriptive formula and code based understanding of the steel design fundamentals;
    3 Explain steel design and analysis through lab practicals and design assignments;
    4 Analyse and design simple steel girders for flexure and buckling;
    5 Analyse and design simple steel girders for shear;
    6 Analyse and design bolted and steel connections;
    7 Analyse beam-columns and frames.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   2.1   2.2   2.3   3.3   3.5   

    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)
    1-7
    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
    1-7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1-7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-7
    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
    1-7
    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
    1-7
  • 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

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • 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
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Weekly assignments 10 Individual Summative Weeks 2-12 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7.
    Steel practicals 10 Group Summative Week 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
    Design aasignment 10 Group Summative Week 12
    Quizzes 10 Individual Summative TBA 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7.
    Final exam 60 Individual Summative Exam period Min 40% 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
     
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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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