Steel and Composite Structures

Civil Engineering
4 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer
- Cristina Margarida Rodrigues Costa

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
It is intended that students be able to apply knowledge of strength of materials, analysis, stability and design of structures, as well as the concepts of the regulation (RSA, REAE, EC1, EC3 and EC4) to the design of steel and composite structures.

Program
1. INTRODUCTION. 2. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS and CLASSIFICATION OF CROSS SECTIONS: elastic and plastic global analysis; P-delta effects; influence of joints; restraining. 3. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES: strength of cross sections; buckling; lateral and local buckling; joints and detailing. 4. STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES: steel-concrete connections; design of composite beams and slabs.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment consists of a written exam (80%), with a minimum grade of 9 points out of 20 and a practical assignment (20%).

Bibliography
- Vários Autores, . Regulamentos: RSA, REAE, EC1, EC3 e EC4. (Edição: várias)
- Da Silva, V. (2013). Mecânica e resistência dos materiais. Coimbra: Zuari
- Silva, L. e Santiago, A. (2003). Manual de ligações metálicas. Coimbra: CMM Press
- Simões, R. (2005). Manual de dimensionamento de estruturas metálicas. Coimbra: CMM Press
- Silva, L. e Santiago, A. (2003). Manual de ligações metálicas. Coimbra: CMM Press
- Vários Autores, . Regulamentos: RSA, REAE, EC1, EC3 e EC4. (Edição: várias)
- Da Silva, V. (2013). Mecânica e resistência dos materiais. Coimbra: Zuari
- Simões, R. (2005). Manual de dimensionamento de estruturas metálicas. Coimbra: CMM Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical lessons comprise presentation and discussion of theoretical concepts and discussion of practical examples. Practical assignments of analysis and design of steel and composite structures are proposed to students in the practical classes.

Software used in class
CYPE; FTOOL; AutoCAD.