Structural steel is one of the most versatile materials in the construction industry, with near endless possibilities when designed correctly.
I have created this course to provide what I believe are the most fundamental concepts in the design of steel, learnt from almost a decade's worth of design experience.
After studying structural steel design at four different universities, it became clear that a formal education, although incredibly valuable, does not always cover the most important concepts in design. My hope is that this course helps to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world for anyone willing to take the time to learn.
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Lecture two will focus on the advantages of steel, why and when to use steel.
We're now on the the disadvantages of structural steel, engineers are better equipped to use this material well when they effects of residual stresses and fire resistance are understood.
Let's learn about how structural steel fails, we can't do much engineering without knowing what we're designing against.
Lateral torsional buckling, it can be tricky! First we'll investigate when this failure mechanism can occur.
This lecture will take a look at tension failure, you'll be amazed at how strong structural steel really is! Yield strength and the grade of steel play a big part here.
Today's lecture is all about loading conditions, from the ACI to Eurocode, you will see all design codes tend to be more similar than not.
Taking what we have learnt about the Eurocode loading conditions we will look at the permanent and imposed loads in a real life example.
Before we can design anything in structural steel, we need to know the moment, axial an shear forces. In this lecture we will take a look at the analysis shortcuts that will have you designing in no time.
Taking what we have learnt we will run through an analysis shortcut to show you the quickest way to analyse simple frames. You'll be designing structural steel in no time!
Understanding lateral restraint and effective lengths is vital in structural engineering. We'll take a quick run through the theory behind lateral restraint and then play a game of 'spot the restraint' to get you thinking.
The first step in structural design is to work out a sections classification. In this lecture we'll look at how the different sections react to load as well as a shortcut to confirming the class.
Now that we have an idea of how steel sections react to load, let's look at how steel in general acts under load. We'll look at the properties of steel, yield strength, ultimate strengths, elastic and plastic failures.
I am a practicing engineer in a design consultancy, fast approaching a decade's experience in structural design who is passionate about structural engineering.
After studying at four different universities in two different countries, I have completed modules up to a masters level in steel building and concrete building design. With the educational base and hands on experience within the industry I plan on creating courses available to everyone.
I was paying almost £2000 per subject at masters level and believe this information should be affordably available to whomever is willing to take the time to learn.