Steel and Composite Structures - CVEN9822

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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A course on the advanced analysis and design of structural elements for students looking towards a career in Structural Engineering. The course covers: design of compression members, effective lengths of columns, design of plate girders (local buckling in shear, combined shear and bending, intermediate transverse stiffeners, web crippling – buckling and yield limit state) design by buckling analysis, design of portal frames, behaviour and design of beam-columns, connection design, plastic design (beams, simple frames), introduction to composite steel-concrete structures, elastic and rigid plastic analysis of composite beams, composite columns, composite connections, introduction to structural fire engineering.
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