Week 1: Steel as a Material and Beam Buckling Review
Introduce the course and review important steel behavior and beam buckling concepts.
Week 2: Proportioning Plate Girders and Local Buckling
Discuss initial sizing of plate girders and local buckling concerns.
Week 3: Plate Girder Flexural Capacity (AISC 360 F2 and F3)
Introduce AISC provisions and discuss in detail plate girder design following F2 (doubly symmetric, compact sections) and F3 (doubly symmetric I-shaped members with compact webs and noncompact or slender flanges) provisions using an example.
Week 4: Plate Girder Flexural Capacity (AISC360 F4 and F5)
Discuss in detail plate girder design following AISC 360 F4 (Other I-shaped members with compact or noncompact webs bent about their major axis) and F5 (Doubly symmetric and singly symmetric I-shaped members with slender webs bent about their major axis) provisions using an example.
Week 5: Plate Girder Shear Capacity – Intro and Basic Theory of Shear Capacity
Discuss plate girder shear capacity including the shear capacity of an I-shaped section, yield criteria, and buckling behavior.
Week 6: Plate Girder Shear Capacity – Tension Field Action
Introduce tension field action and discuss its contribution to the shear strength of plate girders through a design example.
Week 7: Plate Girder Shear Capacity – Transverse Stiffeners and Design Examples
Discuss transverse stiffeners design and finish with two plate girder design examples.
Week 8: Exam Review