101-0134-00L  Steel Structures I

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersA. Taras
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


101-0134-00 GStahlbau I
Vorlesung: Mi 14-16
Kolloquien in Gruppen gemäss Angaben von Dozent (Mittwoch 16-18 oder Donnerstag 10-12)
4 hrs
Wed14-16HIL E 1 »
16-18HIL B 21 »
16-18HIL D 60.1 »
16-18HIL F 10.3 »
Thu10-12HCI D 8 »
10-12HIL D 60.1 »
10-12HIL E 6 »
A. Taras

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AbstractBasic knowledge of structural steel design including material behaviour, structural analysis and stability problems. Methods and background of structural steel design, including detailing. Influence of detailing on structural modeling. The course includes practical examples and optional exercises to be done by the students to enhance their knowledge of structural steel design.
ObjectiveStudents understand the basics of steel design, including Stability and stiffness aspects. Main focus is to make visible the background and basic requirements of structural steel design, as well as the interaction between the structural detailing and analytical modelling. Students understand the principals of structural engineering by analysing practical examples of steel structures.
ContentApplication area of steel structures (Properties and characteristics of steel and their effects on design); Steel as construction material (steelmaking, forms of delivery and mechanical properties, manufacturing of steel elements, erecting of steel structures, verification of design criteria); Connections, (bolts, welds); Stability problems (bending, lateral buckling, buckling). Practical examples and exercises enhance the knowledge of structural steel design.
Lecture notesAutography on steel design, Copies of presentations,
C4/06 "Bemessungstafeln" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C5/05 "Konstruktionstabellen" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C8 "Konstruktive Details im Stahlhochbau" 1996 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
Norm SIA 263 "Stahlbau" 2013 SIA (Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein)
LiteratureRecommended and supplementary literature:
- Hirt, M.; Bez, R.; Nussbaumer, A.: Stahlbau Grundbegriffe und Bemessungsverfahren, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2012
- Dubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau Grundlagen, Konstruktionsarten und Konstruktionselemente von Hallen- und Skelettbauten, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of structural analysis (course Structural Analysis I)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 101-0135-01L Steel Structures II (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Programme in Civil Engineering 2014; Version 01.08.2016 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits9 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersA. Taras
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationEs ist ein obligatorisches Leistungselement in Form von einer Gruppenübung zu absolvieren. Das obligatorische Leistungselement muss nicht für sich allein bestanden werden; es wird mit einer Note bewertet. Die Gruppenübung zählt anteilmässig 20% zur Gesamtnote der Lerneinheit.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Civil Engineering BachelorExamination Block 3OInformation