# Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Dr. A R M Muniruzzaman
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Civil Engineering
Tel: (03) 9925 4415
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
E-mail: arm.muniruzzaman@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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 is understood and used to inform design calculations involving structural systems in structures. 1.2 AS/NZS 1170 Part 0 is used to determine action combinations. 1.3 AS/NZS 1170 Part 1is used to determine permanent and imposed actions. 1.4 AS/NZS 1170 Part 2 is used to calculate wind actions on buildings. 1.5 Calculations are used to determine actions on beams, where actions are transmitted through panel areas. 1.6 Calculations are used to determine actions on frames where actions 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 cold-formed 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 coldformed 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 activities 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.

Industry Visits Students will be involved in industry visits and or engineering industry exhibitions.

Industrial Placement:
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks related to structural design domain within industry.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain.

Teaching Schedule

 Week Number Topic Performance criteria 1 Introduction to steel structures 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6 2 - 3 Purlins and girts 2.9, 6.1,6.2 4 Pin joint frames -Tension members 4.3,4.4 5 Pin joint frames -compression members 3.1,3.2 6-8 Steel beam 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.8 9 Exam 1 ( Project Due ) 1.1-1.6,2.1-2.5,2.8-2.9,3.1-3.2,4.3-4.4,6.1-6.2 10-11 Column design 2.6,2.7 12-13 Plane frame 4.1,4.2,4.5 14 Connections (bolts and welds) 5.1,5.2 15 Base plates 1.1-1.5,3.1,3.2,4.3,4.4,2.6,2.7,4.1,4.2,4.5,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,6.1,6.2 16 Revision 2.6,2.7,4.1,4.2,4.5,5.1-5.4 17-18 Exam 2 2.6,2.7,4.1,4.2,4.5,5.1-5.4

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

- Multimedia Resources
Recommended Videos and DVDs
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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

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Weightage Project 20 % Exam 1 40 % Exam 2 40 %

 EAC040B Elements & performance criteria Assessment 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.1 6.2 Project X X X X X X X X X X X X Exam 1 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Exam 2 X X X X X X X X X

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

PLAGIARISM:

Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.