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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 3251 - Structural Systems Design

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course introduces the student to structural design of buildings for lateral and gravity loads. Topics include determining loads on buildings, design of lateral force resisting systems, design of floor systems, design of columns, and design of foundations. (prereq: AE 3211 , AE 3221 ) (coreq: AE 3231 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine gravity and lateral loadings on building frames
  • Analyze and design steel frames and/or systems subjected to gravity and lateral loads
  • Analyze and design concrete frames and/or systems subjected to gravity and lateral loads
  • Develop efficient building geometrics for concrete and steel framed systems
  • Design efficient lateral force resisting systems
  • Design multi-story columns
  • Design foundtations for building systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Structural Analysis
  • Steel Design

Course Topics
  • Determination of loads
  • Computerized design
  • Open web steel joist and metal deck systems
  • Precast concrete systems
  • Diaphragm design
  • Steel frame design
  • Concrete frame design
  • Foundation design

Laboratory Topics
  • Computerized modeling
  • Steel frame project
  • Concrete frame project
  • Foundation design

Christopher Raebel

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