Modul: steel structures

Modul no. :n/a
ECTS credits:5
Expenditure of time:54h contact time + 96h self study
Modul type:technical elective
Duration:1 semester
Supervisor:Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Hobbacher
Objectives:The student shall acquire the knowledge of design and verification of structural components, especially in respect to cranes and earth moving mashines. He (she) shall be able to recognize the different possible failure modes and to apply existing codes.
Contents:1. Verification concepts (allowable stress, partial safety factors)
2. Load assumptions (buildings, cranes, moving loads)
3. Basics of technology (material selection, products, joining methods)
4. Types of structures (truss, frame, grid, plate structure)
5. Verification of stresses in components
6. Stability (flexural-, lateral- and plate-buckling, 2nd order theory)
7. Joining methods (rivets, bolts, friction grip bolts, welded joints)
8. Fatigue ( basics, load spectra, notch effects, damage summation, codes
9. Basics of fracture mechanics (stress intensity, fracture toughness, crack propagation)
10. Application of computing for steel structures (types of software)
Teaching methods: 
Individual courses:steel structures in semester 8