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49133 Steel and Composite Design

6cp; 3hpw (lectures and tutorials combined); availability: all courses
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
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Knowledge is assumed of:

  • structural steel material properties and design to AS4100 – 1998 Steel Structures for beams, columns, beam-columns and bracings
  • reinforced concrete beam and column behaviour at ultimate (including the equivalent rectangular stress block) and concrete and steel reinforcement material properties
  • fundamentals of solid mechanics (particularly the transformed section method)
  • tributary widths and areas for load distribution to supporting structural beams and columns
  • elastic structural analysis of indeterminate continuous beams by hand calculation using the moment distribution method.

For undergraduate students, this assumed knowledge is represented by the subjects 48331 Mechanics of Solids; 48349 Structural Analysis; 48353 Concrete Design; 48366 Steel and Timber Design


Postgraduate

Description

This subject introduces students to advanced techniques in design of steel structures and steel-concrete composite floors. Steel-concrete composite floors have long been recognised as one the most economical structural systems for both multi-storey steel buildings and steel bridges as by rigidly joining the two parts together, the resulting system is stronger than the sum of its parts. The major emphasis in this subject is on learning analysis and design of composite floor systems according to AS2327.1, design of steel bolted and welded connections as well as computer-aided structural design and design optimisation techniques according to AS4100, producing construction detail drawings of main structural building components and understanding the concept of plastic analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Topics include computer analysis and design of steel building structures, design of steel beam to column, beam to beam and baseplate connections, introduction to analysis and design of steel-concrete composite floors including reinforced concrete slabs on profiled steel sheeting, design of composite beams for flexure and deflection, design of shear connectors for composite beams and plastic analysis of steel structures. The major design project in this subject is based on authentic professional projects relevant to the building industry that students wish to enter, providing material for a portfolio after graduation. It is designed to encourage students to work with a wide range of data inputs and to apply innovative thought and allows students to learn critical review of engineering documents/projects and disciplinary research skills.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Footnote(s)

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.