Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Steel Structures

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To acquaint students with use of steel as a structural component and develop their ability to design steel structures.
Course Outline: 
Introduction: Use of steel as a structural material, hot rolled, cold formed and built up sections.
Fundamentals of Working Stress Method: Strength analysis and design of simple tension, compression and flexural members.  
LRFD Method of Design: Factor of safety, loads and load combination. Concept of load and resistance factors, plastic design and limits on design. Analysis and design of tension members, calculation of net area, Analysis and design of columns, lacing and slay plates. Residual stresses, local and overall stability, Euler’s buckling load in columns. Analysis and design of beams. Compact, non-compact and slender sections, lateral torsional buckling. Beam-column and axial-flexure interaction, second order effects, moment magnification. Plate girder proportioning and stiffener design including drawings. Welded, bolted and riveted truss connections, brackets, moment and shear connections. Design and drawing of a truss, purlin, roof sheet, cud bearing plate. Uplift of truss due to wind

Recommended Books:

  • Lothers, J.E. Steel Structures, National Book Foundation
  • Gaylord, E.H. and C.N.Gaylord, Design of Steel Structures , McGraw-Hill Companies; 3 Sub edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Spiegel & L. Burner. Applied Structural Steel Design, Prentice Hall, 2002
  • William Segui,  LRFD Steel Design, CL-Engineering; 4 edition (November 21, 2006)
  • Charles G. Salmon, John E. Johnson, Faris A. Malhas, Steel Structures: Design and Behavior, 5th Edition (2008), Prentice Hall