Jeffrey William Berman
Factors influencing strength and serviceability of steel structures; LRFD limit state design procedures. Use of theories of plasticity and stability in development of design methods and specifications, bolted and welded connections, temperature effects, and effect of different fabrication methods on behavior of structure. Prerequisite: CEE 501. Offered: W.
This course will focus on the ductile design of steel structures, which requires material ductility, cross-section and member ductility, and structural ductility. The concepts necessary to implement this design approach will be formulated with practical applications through examples and assignments given along the way.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Classroom lectures using a mix of traditional chalk board derivations and modern media.
An undergraduate steel design course using LRFD.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly homework assignments on the theoretical development as well as practical applications. There may be a design project spanning a couple weeks.
Midterm and Final Exams will be heavily weighted.