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CIVL5266: Steel Structures – Stability (2020 - Semester 1)

Unit: CIVL5266: Steel Structures - Stability (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: Civil Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: DR Pham, Cao Hung
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit aims to:

- provide fundamental understanding at advanced level of the behaviour and design of hot-rolled/fabricated and cold-formed steel members;

- develop an understanding of the behaviour and design of steel connections in open and hollow sections.

- provide fundamental understanding of newly developed Direct Design Method (DDM) for analysis and design of structural systems;

It is anticipated that at the end of this unit of study students should:

- be familiar with the behaviour of steel structures at advanced level in selected areas, including design for local buckling and design for flexural-torsional buckling of columns and beams.

- have a sound knowledge of AS 4100 in the areas of section capacity determination of slender cross-sections, and flexural-torsional buckling of beams.

- have a sound knowledge of AS/NZS 4600 in the areas of section capacity determination of slender cross-sections, and flexural-torsional buckling of columns and beams.

- have knowledge of the use of FEM software in the design of structural systems.

- have the skills to assess the behaviour of specific connections.

- have an appreciation of some practical aspects of economical steel connection design.

Syllabus Summary:

Stability theory, Stability design to AS4100 and AS/NZS4600, Direct Design Method, Steel connection design.
Assumed Knowledge: There are no prerequisites for this unit of study but it is assumed that students are competent in the content covered in Structural Mechanics, Steel Structures, and Structural Analysis.