101-0134-00L  Steel Structures I

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


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)