Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: CIVE5681

Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course co-ordinator: Anirban Khastagir

Email: anirban.khastagir@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 99254087

Room: 57.05.34

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EDX140B – Use technical mathematics (advanced)
EDX100B – Analyse force systems (basic)
EDX090B – Analyse force systems (complex)
EDC030B – Determine design actions and analyse structures

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to interpret Australian Standards and design simple steel structures consisting of beams, columns, welded and bolted connections and purlins and girts.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EAC040B Analyse and design simple structural steel members

Element:

1. Calculate, using appropriate Australian Standards, the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Limit state theory and design can be explained.
1.2 AS 1170 Part 0 is used to determine load combinations.
1.3 AS 1170 Part 1 is used to determine design dead and live loads.
1.4 AS 1170 Part 2 is used to calculate wind loads on buildings.
1.5 Calculations are used to determine loads on beams, where loads are transmitted through panel areas.
1.6 Calculations are used to determine loads on frames where loads are transmitted through panel areas.

Element:

2. Analyse and design simple steel beams to AS 4100

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The geometric properties of (plated) beam sections are calculated.
2.2 The effective section properties of a rolled section and plated girder based on plate slenderness is calculated.
2.3 The effective length of a beam is calculated.
2.4 The moment carrying capacity of a beam can be determined from first principles and from Design Capacity Tables.
2.5 The deflection of beams is calculated satisfying serviceability criteria, using tabulated deflection formulae.
2.6 Calculations are carried out to determine the effective length of columns with and without lateral restraints.
2.7 Checks are carried out for local web crushing and buckling in a rolled section.
2.8 Calculations are carried out to design load bearing stiffeners.
2.9 Calculations are carried out to design purlins and girts using coldformed steel sections in single and continuous span.

Element:

3. Analyse and design axially loaded steel compression members to AS 4100

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Calculations are carried out to determine the effective length of columns with and without lateral restraints.
3.2 Calculations are carried out to design a column for concentric loads.

Element:

4. Analyse and design members in plane frames

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Given the moment distribution in a rigid plane frame, calculations are carried out to determine the effective length and design frame members.
4.2 Calculations are carried out to determine effective length of members in pin-jointed frames.
4.3 Calculations are carried out to design members in pin jointed frames using Design Capacity Tables.
4.4 Calculations are carried out to design structural members subjected to tensile forces.
4.5 Calculations are carried out to design frame members for combined actions using Design Capacity Tables.

Element:

5. Analyse and design steel connections to AS 4100

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Calculations are carried out to design a bolted connection for concentric load.
5.2 Calculations are carried out to design a welded connection for concentric loads.
5.3 Calculations are carried out to design cleat plate connections using continuous and intermittent welds.
5.4 Calculations are carried out to design base plates for simple and moment connections.

Element:

6. Analyse and design purlins and girts to AS 4600

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Load combinations are determined for purlins and girts for serviceability and strength limit states.
6.2 Calculations are carried out to design purlins and girts using cold-formed steel sections in single and continuous spans using Design Capacity Tables.


Learning Outcomes


 


Details of Learning Activities

Theory and industry-based worked examples on the:
• Calculation of the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns using appropriate Australian Standards and industry drawings
• Analysis and design of simple steel beams in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards
• Analysis and design of axially loaded steel compression members in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards
• Analysis and design of members in plane frames
• Analysis and design of steel connections in accordance with AS 4100 to industry standards

Research
• Using the Internet research AS/NZS 1170 Part 0, 1 & 2 and identify the clauses required for the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns.
• Using the Internet research AS 4100 and identify the clauses required for the design of simple steel beams, steel compression members and steel connections.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic
1Introduction to steel structures
2Behavior and design of flexural members
3 and 4Lateral torsional bucking of a beam
5 and 6Beam Column design
7Mid Semester Exam
8 and 9Connection
10 and 11Metal cladding and purlin design
12 and 13Rafter Design
14 and 15Project
16Revesion Class
17Final Exam
  
  
  
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS 4100 Australian Standard – Steel structures
AS 1170.0 Structural design actions part 0: General principles
AS 1170.1 Structural design actions part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions
AS1170.2 Structural design actions part 2: Wind actions

OR

Australian Standards for Civil Engineering Students, Part 2 – Structural Engineering HB 2.2

Steel Designers Handbook, by B. Gorenc, R. Tinyou and A. Syam, UNSW Press, 6th Edition, 1996.


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction


Assessment Tasks

A project covering elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 comprising a 3-D building frame using industry drawings.
• A two-hour mid semester examination on elements 1, 2, 4 & 5
• A two-hour end of semester examination on elements 1, 2, 3 & 6


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentsProportion on Total marks (%)
Project30
Mid Semester exam35
Final Exam35

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