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Steel Structures BYG200

The course initially introduces properties of steel, behavior of steel structures, corresponding fracture/failure scenarios and design philosophy of steel structures. The course mainly provides a fundamental understanding of design principles of steel structural elements/structures in ultimate, serviceability and fatigue limit states in accordance with Eurocode and National Annex. And also it discusses few case studies.

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Learning outcome
After completing the course, the student shall be able to design steel structural elements such as tension members, compression members, flexural members, axially loaded members subjected to bending moments and torsion, in ultimate, serviceability and fatigue limit states. In addition, the student should be able to recognize various types of fracture models, caused by structural damages, deterioration, fatigue, as well as maintain and repair the damaged steel structural elements.
Introduction to steel structures; Properties and behavior of structural steel; Design philosophy and code of practices; Applications, types, elastic or plastic behavior (i.e. cross sectional yielding or fracture due to axial force, bending, shear or bearing and buckling of member due to local, flexural buckling, torsional or lateral torsional) and design of steel structural elements (i.e. tension members, compression members, flexural members, axially loaded members with moments, torsion members, thin-walled members and joints) in ultimate, serviceability and fatigue limit states in accordance with Eurocode and National Annex; Introduction to NORSOK and Norwegian oil directorates rules and regulation; Applications, behavior and design principles of other alternative metals such as aluminum structures.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F - 1)

1) Alle kalkulatorer, Norsk Standard NS-EN 1993-1-1:2005+A1:2014+NA:2015, Norsk Standard NS-1993-1-8: 2005+NA:2009, Norsk Standard NS-EN 1993-1-5:2006+NA:2009, Norsk Standard NS-EN 1993-1-9:2005+NA:2010, Steel Profile and Formula book “Stålkonstrukjoner”, Maximum 10 pages (A4 size) of own handwritten notes

Coursework requirements
75% of the compulsory assignments (in total 8) must be approved in order to take the exam.
Course teacher(s)
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Jarle Berge
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Samdar Kakay
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
6hours of lectures and 2hours tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments.
Open for
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Marine- and Subsea Technology - Five-Year Master's Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Steel Structures 1 (BIB520) 5
Steel structures 2 (BIB510) 5
The syllabus can be found in Leganto