101-0149-01L  Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Structures

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersA. Taras
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


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)