Design of Metal Structures (300IGC032)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC032, Design of Metal Structures.
  • Credits and contact hours: 2 credits, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: William Javier Fajardo
  • Type of course: Selected Elective.

Text book

  • Steel Structures: Behavior and LRFD, S. Vinnakota, 2006.

Supplemental materials

  • Structural Steel Design: LRFD Method, J. McCormack, 2000.
  • NSR-10, Colombian code for Earthquake-Resistant Construction, AIS, 2010.
  • Manual of Steel Construction Load and Resistance Factor Design: Structural Members, Specifications and Codes, Vol.1, AISC, 1998.

Specific course information

This course presents the basic principles of the design of steel structures so that students apply structural criteria to select construction materials and propose alternative solutions to various structural projects. The concepts of the design of steel structures are provided to characterize the behavior of structural members subjected to different types of stress, the way to support and connect the elements of the structure, and to design welded and bolted connections. The construction aspects of the design are provided to propose optimal solutions by using commercial structural shapes and members built up from single structural shapes.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the manufacturing methods, heat treatment and structural shapes.
  • To identify types of elements loaded in tension:
  • To define the column strength as a function of the effective length, imperfections and residual stresses.
  • To calculate the flexural capacity. Compact sections. Plastic modulus and plastic moment.
  • To define the magnification factors for members without sidesway.
  • To identify the types of bolted connections.
  • To identify failure modes, inspection, classification, symbols.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 3 3 1 3

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Definitions and properties of loads. Design by the LRFD method.
  • Tension members: limit states and failure modes. Cross-sectional area, net area, effective area.
  • Tension members: Block-shear, composite elements.
  • Axially loaded compression members. Types of local buckling: WLB, FLB.
  • Axially loaded compression members. Design of columns as part of non-braced and braced frames.
  • Flexural members: elastic and plastic behavior. Compact and non-compact sections.
  • Flexural members: lateral-torsional buckling, lateral support.
  • Flexural Members: Design of compact and non-compact sections (W/I) about the strong major axis.
  • Flexural Members: elastic, plastic and inelastic design.
  • Combined bending and axial load: General behavior. First and second order moments.
  • Combined bending and axial load: magnification factors. Members with lateral translation.
  • Combined bending and axial load: beam-column strength. Equations and interaction diagrams.
  • Bolted connections. Types of connections and joints. Joint failure. Tension, shear and bearing strength and design.
  • Bolted connections. Moment resistant connections. Eccentric connections.
  • Welded connections. Types of connections and failure modes. Fillet-weld. Welds subject to shear and torsion.
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