ENGRCEE 155 Structural Steel Design (2014-2015)

ENGRCEE 155 Structural Steel Design

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 155 Structural Steel Design (Credit Units: 4) Design in steel of tension members, beams, columns, welded and bolted connections; eccentrically loaded and moment resistant joints; plate girders. Plastic design; load and resistance factor design. Composite construction; introduction to computer-aided design. Laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: CEE151A. Civil Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 4)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1111576004.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1564240606.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Salmon, Charles, John Johnson, and Faris Malhas. "Steel Structures: Design and Behavior". 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008. ISBN 978-0131885561.

Coordinator:
Farzin Zareian
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Analyze steel structures and members subjected to axial, transverse and combined axial and transverse loads. (EAC a, EAC e)

2. Design steel members subject to axial loads. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

3. Design steel members subject to transverse loads. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

4. Design steel members subject to combined axial and transverse loads. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

5. Select and design appropriate connection details using threaded fasteners. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

6. Select and design appropriate connection details using welds. (EAC a, EAC c, EAC e)

7. Utilize references commonly used in professional practice such as design tables and charts in the AISC Manual of Steel Construction.

Prerequisites by Topic

Analysis of framed structures, Mechanics of Materials, Design loads

Lecture Topics:
  • Fundamentals of LRFD and steel material behavior (0.25 week)
  • Design of steel building systems (0.25 week)
  • Design and analysis of tensile members (1 week)
  • Design and analysis of axially-loaded compression members (2 weeks)
  • Design and analysis of flexural members (2.5 weeks)
  • Design and analysis of beam-columns (2 weeks)
  • Design and analysis of bolted connections (1 week)
  • Design and analysis of welded connections (1 week)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Commercial computer software programs such as Structural Analysis software (SAP2000).

Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes to the design experience and Engineering Topics courses of Civil Engineering major.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Students are introduced to design of structural steel elements and systems by using a professional-practice-oriented approach. Each element type is discussed in detail and its role and importance in the overall system is presented. Students are encouraged to seek not only the least-weight solution, but also the most efficient in terms of overall design cost. Course lectures emphasize the interaction of element design and analysis. Homework assignments are completed outside of class.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 15%
  • Midterm Exam: 40%
  • Final Exam: 45%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 4.0 credit units

Prepared:
April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 5, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr