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Behaviour and design of steel plate shear walls, buckling restrained braces, low-damage systems. Composite steel-concrete structures, stability issues, fatigue, cold-formed structures.
ANYTIME START means: A course that starts outside the normal semester dates. Check the timetable below for actual teaching dates.This course gives students an in-depth understanding of the behavior and design of steel structures in seismic regions. It builds on previous steel design classes which cover steel material behavior, steel member behavior in tension, compression and flexure, and bolted and welded connection behavior. Also, knowledge of calculus and matrix methods for structures from previous undergraduate or graduate classes will be assumed.The first part of the class deals briefly reviews member design and the seismic design of moment-frame and braced-frame structures. It also introduces the design of systems using steel plate shear walls, buckling restrained braces, and newer systems such as those with friction.The second part of the course deals with composite steel-concrete structures, stability issues, and fatigue.In order to relate the course to reality, designs will be carried out in groups. These will be then reviewed by other groups.
Students will become familiar with the issues related to the performance of steel frames in seismic regions as listed in the outline.They will also experience group project work and review work as they undertake designs in a format similar to that in a design office.
ENCI423, ENCI429 and ENCI436; or approval of Head of Department or Programme Director
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course Notes:AISC Specifications:AISC341 – Seismic - http://www.aisc.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=29AISC360 – Steel - http://www.aisc.org/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=2651Gorenc B., Tinyou R. and Syam A. “Steel Designers Handbook”, Seventh Edition, UNSW Press, 2005. (Not required) (GTS)Standards New Zealand (SNZ), Steel Structures Standard (and Commentary), NZS 3404 1997 with Amendments 1 and 2. (2007)The Standards NZ Online database may be used to access all standards:- Access via the library - UC Databases > Databases S, or-https://go.openathens.net/redirector/canterbury.ac.nz?url=http://shop.standards.co.nz/IPCheck/login.jspSoftware (on departmental and college computers):RESIST (From Andrew Charleson, Victoria University Wellington)MASTAN2 (Freely downloadable from: http://www.mastan2.com/)SAP2000 (http://www.csiberkeley.com/products_SAP.html)CUFSM: Elastic Buckling Analysis of Thin-walled Members (http://www.ce.jhu.edu/bschafer/cufsm/index.htm)
Domestic fee $1,164.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.
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Civil and Natural Resources Engineering