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101-0135-01L  Steel Structures II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Fontana
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractTheoretical basic knowledge and detailing of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns. Local load introduction, design structural analysis stability and detailing of buildings. A global approach including aspects of structural safety, architecture, use and durability is given. The course includes practical examples and exercises done by the students to enhance their knowledge.
ObjectiveStudents know the theoretical basis and the detailing of strutural steel elements. They understand how to cope with local load introduction and redirection. They know the basics of design, detailing and dimensioning of steel structures for buildings, respecting aspects of safety, architecture, use, durability and flexibility etc.

After having attended Steel structures I and II students are able to design, detail and dimension the structure of common steel buildings.
ContentBasics of dimensioning of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns (structural modeling, detailing and selection of material). Load introduction and redirection, detailing). Design, detailing and dimensioning of steel and steel concrete composite structures including roof and façades. Interaction of different building elements including bracing and global stability of steel structures)
Lecture notesAutography on plate girders, trusses, load introduction and redirection, steel concrete composite elements. Copies of presentations.
LiteratureDubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988
- Hirt M., Crisinel M.: Charpantes Métalliques, Presses Poly-
techniques et Universitaires Romands, Lausanne, 2001
- Stahlbaukalender, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin
Prerequisites / NoticeThe content of steel structures I is a prerequisite