University of Technology Sydney

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 project-based subject introduces students to advanced techniques in design of steel structures and steel-concrete composite flooring systems. Steel-concrete composite flooring systems have long been recognised as 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 flooring systems, design of steel bolted and welded connections, computer-aided structural design and design optimisation techniques and producing construction detail drawings of main structural components of buildings. 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 provide students the opportunity to learn critical review of engineering documents/projects and disciplinary research skills. Students will be encouraged to orally present design outcomes iteratively, throughout the teaching session and at the end of the semester to professional and non-professional audience. The presentations will be judged by an expert jury panel and peer feedback will be given to students.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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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.