15.242 Steel Design I

Steel Design I

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3110
Status Active

Provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structural steel elements based on AISC LRFD code requirements. Structural elements covered include tension members, columns, beams, and beam columns. Types of structures considered include simple and continuous spans, and braced and unbraced frames. Strength, serviceability, design economy and good design practice principles are discussed. Use of computer software to perform routine analysis and design tasks is reviewed and examples provided.