ECTSAdvanced Structural Steel Design

Advanced Structural Steel Design (CE510) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Structural Steel Design CE510 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ertan Sönmez
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The general objective of this course is to present the advanced topics in structural steel design in detail. These topics include behavior of built-up compression members, analysis and design of composite flexural members, and behavior of various seismic force resisting systems used in structural steel buildings. The students will also be introduced to the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology through the use of North American design specifications, as well as the Turkish structural steel design standards. Emphasis will be given to the conceptual differences between the Load and Resistance Factor Design and the Allowable Stress Design methodologies. As a part of this course, the students will also be asked to do some computer programming for the solution of homework assignments. The students will also be asked to perform a literature survey on each topic that will be covered in this course, the results of which will be presented to the class in the form of a written report and an oral presentation.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will perform the design of steel tension, compression, and flexural members following the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) philosophy.
  • Students will understand the behavior of steel built-up members under concentrically applied axial loads and come up with the most efficient member sizes to resist a given axial load.
  • Students will understand the mechanics through which a composite flexural member resists the applied loading, and be able to determine the required strength at different components in a flexural composite member (i.e., steel beam, concrete slab, and shear connectors) to resist a given loading.
  • Students will determine the dimensions of typical bolted/welded connections between steel structural elements required to resist given loads.
  • Students will make recommendations regarding the type of lateral load resisting system to use in a given structure to resist seismic effects
Course Content LRFD design of structural steel members, built-up compression members, composite flexural members, seismic design.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 LRFD Design of Structural Steel Members Referance
2 LRFD Design of Structural Steel Members Referance
3 LRFD Design of Structural Steel Members Referance
4 Built-Up Compression Members Referance
5 Built-Up Compression Members Referance
6 Built-Up Compression Members Referance
7 Composite Flexural Members Referance
8 Composite Flexural Members Referance
9 Composite Flexural Members Referance
10 Seismic Design Concepts Referance
11 Seismic Design Concepts / Seismic Specifications Referance
12 Seismic Specifications Referance
13 Seismic Behavior of Moment-Resisting Frames Referance
14 Seismic Behavior of Braced Frames, Seismic Behavior of Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems Referance
15 Final Exam Period Referance
16 Final Exam Period Referance


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 40
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues. X
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 6 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 8 8
Total Workload 125