Course ID 19
Number S-1001
Name Failure analysis of Steel Structures
Category Civil Engineering
Length (Day) 365
Price (USD) 90.00

Course Description

The course is intended to teach students how to intellectually analyze a steel structural failure. It will introduce students to properties of structural materials; steel structural connection both bolted & welded connections, structural steel codes & standards and methods of analysis such as LRFD, critical characteristics of steel structures as well as testing of materials. It will introduce number of methods for repair of damaged steel structures. Furthermore it will help students learn different types and causes of nonperformance, failure and causes of structural deterioration.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the different types of properties of structural materials
  • Connections
    • Welded Connections
    • Bolted Connections
    • Possible welded Failure Mechanisms
    • Hot cracks
    • Lamellar cracks (tearing)
    • Reheat cracks
    • Possible Bolted Shear Failure Mechanisms
  • Become familiar with Design Codes and Standards, types of steel structure critical characteristics
  • The ability to identify different types and causes of nonperformance, failure and causes of structural deterioration.
  • Learn about the different methods of repairing damaged structures
  • Analyze steel structural failure.
  • Expand the horizon of engineering skills and knowledge
  • Development skill for successful job performance.

Course Outline

The emphasis of the course is on the professional practice of steel structural failure analysis. To the student with little to no actual steel structural design, the course provides an overview and insight of failure of different steel types, and the different methods of repairing damaged structures. The course includes introduction to different properties of structural materials and real world case studies of steel structural failure analysis.

Course Content

The course notes are primarily based on (ASTM) Specifications, the most relevant being found in volume 01.04, Steel-Structural Reinforcing, Pressure Vessel, and Railway (American Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Bar Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428). AWS (American Welding Society)code2 D1.51, and AASHTO3 (American Association of State Highway, FHWA (Federal Highway Administration and Turnpike Officials)] and Author personal notes.

Course Quiz

A minimum of 30 multiple-choice quiz questions will be offered and 70% minimum passing grades are required to successfully complete the course.