The aim of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the physical behaviour and limit state design of structural steelwork in accordance with EC3.
Aims & Objectives:
The objectives of the course are to:
- Introduce the basic principles of limit state design and how they are applied in EC3.
- Identify the common failure modes of steelwork elements and understand how these are allowed for in design to EC3.
- Understand and be able to apply the procedures described in EC3 to the
design of beams, columns, beam-columns, trusses and connections as used
in simple frameworks.
- Background to the Code and limit state design
- Local buckling and section classification
- Design of laterally restrained beams
- Design of laterally unrestrained beams
- Design example for Beams
- Workshop for Beams
- Axially loaded members, effective length, slenderness ratio
- Design of members subjected to axial loads and moments, interaction diagrams and equations;
- Design example for columns
- Workshop for columns
- Design of connections
- Design example for connections
- Workshop for Connections
Recent graduates and construction professionals employed on design work.