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CVE 442 Design of Steel Structures

Spring Semester

This course teaches the engineering thought process through the design of steel structures.  The course synthesizes the fundamentals of statics, mechanics of materials, and structural analysis and applies them to the design of structural members, with emphasis on satisfying real-world needs.  Topics include an introduction to the design of structural systems, design of steel tension and compression members, design of beams and beam-columns, and an introduction to connection design.  All design is performed in accordance with codes and specifications used in current engineering practice.  A comprehensive design problem requires development of a design methodology, consideration of alternative solutions, and design of an optimal steel structure to meet stated functional requirements.  Seven lessons of the course introduce students to the design of wood tension members, compression members and beams.  Prerequisite: CVE 340 

3 credit hours