Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 3221 - Steel Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course presents design of beams, composite beams, columns, beam-columns, tension members, bolted connections, and welded connections for strength and serviceability in accordance with American Institute of Steel Construction specifications. (prereq: AE 3201 ) (coreq: AE 3211 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze and design steel members subject to axial compression
  • Analyze and design steel members subject to axial tension
  • Analyze and design steel members subject to combined axial force and flexure
  • Analyze and design composite steel-concrete members
  • Calculate torsional moments acting on steel members and design members to resist torsional moments
  • Calculate shear and moment in continuous beam systems and design continuous beams
  • Calculate connection capacities based on a limit state analysis
  • Apply AISC design criteria and understand fabrication, erection and economic factors

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Principles of structural engineering

Course Topics
  • Introduction
  • Tension members
  • Compression members
  • Flexural members
  • Continuous beams
  • Beam-columns
  • Composite steel-concrete members
  • Torsion
  • Connection design

Dr. Christopher Raebel

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