A E 401
Design of Steel and Wood Structures for Buildings (3) Application of principles of engineering mechanics to layout, analysis, design, and detailing of structural elements in steel and wood of simple buildings.
A E 401 Design of Steel and Wood Structures for Buildings (3)
A E 401 is a first course in structural steel and wood design taken by all undergraduate Architectural Engineering students in the 6th or 7th semester. It applies the principles of engineering mechanics to layout, analysis, design, and detailing of structural steel elements. The course covers the principles of structural design, structural safety, structural stability, steel as a material, methods of structural steel design, design of tension members, design of columns, design of beams (flexure, shear, deflection, bearing, web crippling, web yielding), combined stresses (beam columns), fasteners/connections. It also treats wood design, including material characteristics, beam design, column design, and fasteners. After completion of the course students will be able to design simple wood and steel structures.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.