Andreas Taras: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Taras
FieldSteel and Composite Structures
Address
Professur Stahl- und Verbundbau
ETH Zürich, HIL D 36.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 45 52
E-mailtaras@ibk.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0134-00LSteel Structures I5 credits4GA. Taras
AbstractBasic knowledge of structural steel design including material behaviour, structural analysis and stability problems. Methods and background of structural steel design, including detailing. Influence of detailing on structural modeling. The course includes practical examples and optional exercises to be done by the students to enhance their knowledge of structural steel design.
ObjectiveStudents understand the basics of steel design, including Stability and stiffness aspects. Main focus is to make visible the background and basic requirements of structural steel design, as well as the interaction between the structural detailing and analytical modelling. Students understand the principals of structural engineering by analysing practical examples of steel structures.
ContentApplication area of steel structures (Properties and characteristics of steel and their effects on design); Steel as construction material (steelmaking, forms of delivery and mechanical properties, manufacturing of steel elements, erecting of steel structures, verification of design criteria); Connections, (bolts, welds); Stability problems (bending, lateral buckling, buckling). Practical examples and exercises enhance the knowledge of structural steel design.
Lecture notesAutography on steel design, Copies of presentations,
C4/06 "Bemessungstafeln" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C5/05 "Konstruktionstabellen" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C8 "Konstruktive Details im Stahlhochbau" 1996 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
Norm SIA 263 "Stahlbau" 2013 SIA (Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein)
LiteratureRecommended and supplementary literature:
- Hirt, M.; Bez, R.; Nussbaumer, A.: Stahlbau Grundbegriffe und Bemessungsverfahren, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2012
- Dubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau Grundlagen, Konstruktionsarten und Konstruktionselemente von Hallen- und Skelettbauten, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of structural analysis (course Structural Analysis I)
101-0149-01LAdvanced Analysis and Design of Steel Structures Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2GA. Taras
AbstractIn „Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Structures”, students will learn the background and practical application of simulation-based analysis and design methods in the design and assessment of steel and steel-concrete composite structures.
ObjectiveIn „Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Structures”, students will learn the background and practical application of simulation-based analysis and design methods in the design and assessment of steel and steel-concrete composite structures.
ContentThe course will begin with introductory lessons on the structural behaviour of plated and shell-like structures as they are found in bridges, crane girders, masts and tanks or other vessels, and the main design criteria used in standards and product specifications. This is followed by an introduction of numerical methods of analysis used for these design tasks. These include:

- Materially nonlinear analysis of steel and composite elements in frames and trusses
- Linear buckling analysis
- Geometrically nonlinear analysis of perfect and imperfect structures
- Geometrically and materially nonlinear analysis
- Methods of fatigue analysis: stress design by global and local approaches   
- Methods of fatigue analysis: calculation of stress intensity factors and J-integrals, crack propagation
- Fire structural engineering of steel elements: thermal and stress analysis.
Lecture notesLecture Slides, Notes on Worked Examples.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic and Advanced Courses in Steel & Composite Construction,
E.g. Stahlbau 1 + 2, Advanced Steel Construction (MSc course)
101-1187-00LColloquium Structural Engineering0 credits1KB. Stojadinovic, E. Chatzi, A. Frangi, W. Kaufmann, B. Sudret, A. Taras
AbstractProfessors from national and international universities, technical experts from private industry as well as research associates of the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) are invited to present recent research results and specific projects. The colloquium is addressed to students, academics as well as practicing engineers.
ObjectiveBecome acquainted with recent research results in structural engineering.