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Jeffrey William Berman
CEE 513
Seattle Campus

Advanced Steel I

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Jeffrey William Berman
Date: 11/03/2006