- Course Number:
- CMET 236
- Course Title:
- Structural Design
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Course DescriptionIntroduces design of steel, wood, and reinforced concrete structures with emphasis on steel buildings. Covers beam and column design along with bolted and welded connections. Prerequisites: CMET 121, 122, 123; WR 115. Recommended: CMET 131. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
The student will be able to:
- Apply principles of mechanics (Statics and Strength of Materials) to the analysis and design of structural members.
- Determine design gravity loadings for specific members in building-type structures, given loads on a per-square-foot basis.
- Prepare neat, concise analysis and design calculations for structural members and connections.
- Apply specific, detailed building code requirements to the analysis and design of steel structural members and connections.
- Describe how specific building code requirements for one material (steel) may be very similar to and facilitate understanding of building code requirements for a different material (wood).
- Describe the basic components and structural functioning of reinforced concrete, including the added importance of construction monitoring for this unique structural material.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Individual, small group, and full class discussions, homework problems, and exams may be used to assess outcomes.
- Specific evaluation procedures will be defined during the first week of class. In general, grading will depend on homework and written examinations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Structural design is of a life-and-death nature, and, therefore, the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards in the performance of this work is critical.
- Building codes are a detailed description of how basic engineering principles are to be applied to specific design problems.
- Prepared calculations are legal documents and must be legible and understandable by others.
- Application of previously learned engineering principles to "real world" engineering design problems.