Designing Steel Building Structures - EC3 (2 days)

Overview:

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.

Course Outline:

  • 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

 

Intended For:

Recent graduates and construction professionals employed on design work.