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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 304 - Advanced Steel Design

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Students study the fundamentals of the integrated systems of steel structures. This study involves theoretical analysis combined with practical design projects. The specification of AISC Code is also studied. Connections, members and structural systems are evaluated. (prereq: AE 3021 , AE 3023 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop a systems design approach
  • Create entire building and framing situations which have open-ended design solutions.
  • Apply AISC specifications
  • Develop design and solutions based on AISC design criteria, plus fabrication, erection and economic factors

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Behavior of structural members
  • Structural analysis concepts
  • Two and three dimensional structural frame computer software

Course Topics
  • Introduction to LRFD and other specifications (2 classes)
  • Tension members (4 classes)
  • Compression members (3 classes)
  • Beams, biaxal bending, continuous beams (3 classes)
  • Beam columns (3 classes)
  • Torsion (2 classes)
  • Connections (7 classes)
  • Composite design (3 classes)
  • Exam (2 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Introduction to project, load assumptions, load path definitions, building codes (1 session)
  • Deck design and selection (1 session)
  • Joist selection and connection design (1 session)
  • Truss design (1 session)
  • Truss connections (1 session)
  • Building column design (1 session)
  • Overhead crane runway and runway column design (1 session)
  • Connections of column to footings (1 session)
  • Bracing design (1 session)

Douglas Stahl

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