Feb 01, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 3021 - Principles of Structural Steel and Concrete Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Students study the fundamentals of both structural steel design and reinforced concrete design. Behavior under shear, moment, and axial load is analyzed and the proper design considerations for each material is explained. This course is an extension of the study of the concepts learned in Strength of Materials. The theoretical and allowable stresses are evaluated and compared for compliance with AISC LRFD Code and the American Concrete Institute Code. (prereq: AE 201   or AE 2012 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Be familiar with the material properties of steel and concrete
  • Be familiar with the behavior and design of flexural members made with steel or
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Be familiar with the behavior and design of compression members made with steel or reinforced concrete
  • Be introduced to connections of structural members

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Shear and moment diagrams

Course Topics
  • Introduction to material behavior (2 classes)
  • Introduction to steel and reinforced concrete design, code philosophies and histories (2 classes)
  • Design of steel and reinforced concrete beams for moment (12 classes)
  • Design of steel and reinforced concrete beams for shear (3 classes)
  • Design of steel and reinforced concrete beams for deflection (2 classes)
  • Design of steel and reinforced concrete columns and beam-columns (10 classes)
  • Composite steel/concrete beam design introduction (2 classes)
  • Steel connection introductory overview (2 classes)
  • Topic review and instructor discretionary topics (3 classes)
  • Exams (2 classes)

Coordinator
Richard DeVries



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