Sep 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 5220 - AISC Steel Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents advanced topics in design of steel structures. Topics include plate girder design; column and frame design; bracing design; connection design; and advanced floor serviceability. (prereq: AE 3221 or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Design plate girders for flexure and shear 
  • Design steel frames for gravity and axial loads 
  • Design bracing systems for steel structures 
  • Design connections for steel structures 
  • Understand advanced floor serviceability

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Steel design

Course Topics
  • Design of plate girders
  • Design of columns including slender element effects
  • Design of braced and moment frames, including design using the direct analysis method
  • Analysis of steel framed floors for occupant-induced vibrations
  • Design of connections for steel structures, including partially restrained connections

Dr. Christopher Raebel

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