Built-up plate girders are used extensively in bridges and as transfer girders in buildings.
This course will cover the design of built-up plate girders with an emphasis on proportioning, shear and flexural strength, and local/global stability.
Students will leave this course with an in-depth knowledge of relevant limit states and failure modes as well as a familiarity with the AISC360 (American Institute of Steel Construction) provisions for plate girder design. This course is best suited for students with an undergraduate civil engineering background including a basic steel design course and will build on these concepts.
Students will learn from a top researcher with over 20 years of experience in the field. Professor Varma focuses on teaching through exploring example problems and applications of fundamental concepts, encouraging his students to both understand the fundamental principles of plate girder behavior and be able to apply these concepts in realistic design scenarios.
This course is available to practicing engineers for 1.5 CEUs for learners completing the course on the verified track.