CEE 460 – Steel Structures I

This course covers fundamental subjects in behavior and design of steel members and connections, with focus on application to building structural systems.  Primary topics are behavior and design of tension members, compression members and flexural members.  Welded and bolted connections for tension members are introduced.  Key concepts related to axial-flexural interaction and second-order effects are discussed. (Undergraduate course, 3 credits) Prerequisite: CEE 360

(Fall 2006, Spring & Fall 2007, Spring 2008-2014, Fall 2017, Fall 2018)

CEE 465 – Design of Structural Systems

Examination of the whole structural design process including definition of functional requirements, selection of structural scheme, formulation of design criteria, preliminary and computer-aided proportioning, and analysis of response, cost, and value. (Undergraduate course, 3 credits) Prerequisite: CEE 460 or CEE 461 with concurrent registration in the other

(Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022)

CEE 462 – Steel Structures II

This course covers advanced subjects in behavior and design of steel members and connections, with focus on application to building structural systems.  Coverage of global and local column stability behavior is provided, including axial-flexural interaction.  Various topics in composite members include composite flexural members for floor systems (steel beams with concrete slab) and composite axial and axial-flexural members (concrete-filled and encased steel members).  Connection topics include strength of bolts, welds and connecting elements, with applications to axial, shear and moment connections.  Plate girder treatment includes detailed discussion of web buckling and post-buckling behavior with design application. (Graduate course, 4 credits) Prerequisite: CEE 460

(Fall 2008-2013, Spring 2015-2024)

CEE 598 SSD – Seismic Steel Design

This course explores ductile behavior of steel structures with focus on seismic analysis and design. Fundamentals of ductile behavior are established through coverage of monotonic and cyclic elastic-plastic steel stress-strain properties, plastic behavior of steel cross-sections under combined loading and plastic analysis with applications to frame structures. Capacity design principles and implementation in seismic steel design provisions are studied along with building code seismic design philosophy. Detailed coverage of behavior, analysis and design of ductile steel moment frames, braced frames and plate shear walls. (Graduate course, 4 credits) Prerequisites: CEE 462, CEE 472

(Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2023, Fall 2024)