May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
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CAE 5591 - Design of Structural Systems

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course presents the behavior and design of wood structures. Topics include sawn beam and column design; engineered wood beam and column design; design of plywood floors, diaphragms, and shear walls; and connection design. (prereq: CAE 3511, CAE 3521, CAE 3561) (quarter system prereq: AE 3211, AE 3221, 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 geometries for concrete and steel framed systems
  • Design efficient lateral force resisting systems
  • Design multi-story columns
  • Design foundations for building systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Calculation of loads (dead, live, wind, snow, seismic) using ASCE 7
  • Gravity load path: horizontal framing and vertical framing systems
  • Wind load path: diaphragm analysis and design, connections, and lateral force systems
  • Selection of metal deck, open web steel joists and joist girders
  • Selection of precast concrete elements as part of a structural system
  • Efficient geometries for different building types and framing systems
  • Design of foundation systems
  • Design of systems composed of different materials (concrete, steel, wood, masonry)
  • Connection design

Dr. Edward Sippel

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