Course Title: Analyse and design simple structural steel members
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
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
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School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Tel: (03) 9925 2011
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
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
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
1. Calculate, using appropriate Australian Standards, the acceptable design loading for steel beams and columns
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.
2. Analyse and design simple steel beams to AS 4100
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.
3. Analyse and design axially loaded steel compression members to AS 4100
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.
4. Analyse and design members in plane frames
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
5. Analyse and design steel connections to AS 4100
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.
6. Analyse and design purlins and girts to AS 4600
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.
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.
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.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, evaluation, analysis,design etc.
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. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
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. 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.
|Week Number||Topics Delivered||Elements / 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|
|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|
|14||Connections (bolts and welds)||5.1,5.2|
AS 4100 Australian Standard – Steel structures
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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
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Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
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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.
|Exam 1||40 %|
|Exam 2||40 %|
|EAC040B Elements & performance criteria|
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