University of Technology Sydney

48366 Steel and Timber Design

6cp; 4hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 48349 Structural Analysis AND 48352c Construction Materials
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Anti-requisite(s): 48342 Structural Behaviour and Design



Civil engineers who wish to practice in Australia must have knowledge of structural design. This subject builds on the knowledge of statics, solid mechanics and structural analysis of indeterminate structures that students have learnt in the previous structural strand subjects. Initially, students review the Limit State Design (LSD) philosophy of Australian Standards for structural design and the LSD load combinations of AS1170.0 Structural Design Actions, Part 0: General Principles. Students are introduced to the material properties of structural steel and of timber and engineered wood products and their supply.

Steel design topics are tension member design, compression member design including in-plane effective lengths of rigid-jointed frames, beam design for serviceability (deflection) and strength (bending and flexural shear), beam-columns (combined actions incorporating second-order effects) and design capacities of bolts and fillet welds, all in accordance with the requirements of AS4100 Steel Structures.

Timber design topics are tension member design, compression member design, beam design for serviceability (deflection) and strength (bending, shear, bearing), combined actions and nailed and bolted Type 1 joints, all in accordance with the requirements of AS1720.1 Timber Structures, Part 1: Design Methods.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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