Course name: Teoria e progetto delle costruzioni in acciaio
Course code: 064106
Degree course: Ingegneria Civile
Disciplinary field of science: ICAR/09
The course relates to:
University credits: CFU 6
Course website: n.d.
Specific course objectives
The course aims to provides students with the skills and knowledge required for the design and construction of steel structures. The course aims to familiarise students with code approaches, with particular emphasis on the Eurocode requirements. In addition to studying the theory used in the design of steel structures, a number of case study examples of steel structures in different phases of construction are referred to throughout the course.
The course begins with a general introduction to steel structures, reviewing the history of the steel industry, the market for steel structures in Europe and the advantages and disadvantages of constructing in steel.
The methods of analysis for steel structures are reviewed and then the central part of the course considers the design and analysis for steel elements subject to tension, compression, bending and combined actions. Three lectures are dedicated to the design and analysis of steel connections and joints. The final series of lectures look at composite sections, built-up members, thin-wall sections, vibration of steel structures, fatigue and seismic design considerations. Each lecture is accompanied by a class in which students have the opportunity to apply the material to the analysis and design of a practical case study building.
Course entry requirements
Fundamentals of structural mechanics and analysis.
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 30
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 30
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Project work (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Suggested reading materials
Trahair, Bradford, Nethercoat and Gardner (2008) "The behaviour and design of steel structures to EC3", Taylor & Francis.
G. Ballio, F. M. Mazzolani. Strutture in acciaio. Ed. Hoepli.
Testing and exams
Students are assessed through: 1. A Mid-Term written exam (prova in itinere). 2. A final written exam that can be taken either in July, September or February (see exam schedule for specific dates).