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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 053219 - STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN
Docente Bernuzzi Claudio
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course aims at providing advanced concepts and  experience  for the design of steel framed systems for civil and industrial applications.

The course requires knowledge of basic concepts of the thery of structures, synthetically shortly recalled at the beginning.

Basic concepts of the theory of steel structures are dealt with making reference to the European (EN 1993)  specifications. Furthermore, basis of the design of steel-concrete composite components and frames are proposed according to the European (EN 1994) specification. 

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures and practical applications will allow students to connect the basic concepts associated with the theory of structures, dealt with in previous courses, with the more specific ones associated with the structural design of steel and steel-concrete components and frames. In particular, on the basis of the course contents, students will be able to develop the overall design, selecting the most convenient structural typology and defining consequently members and components satifying the performance demands at serviceability as well as ultimate limited states.

More into details, lectures will provide to students knowledge about the critical issues of steel and steel concrete components and frames. Furthermore, the adequate background of the design rules proposed by the most advanced provisions will force the students in the correct application of design codes.

As to the practical applications, the main aim is to show to the students the use of the methods and the design codes in order to be familiar with problems frequently encountered in routine design.

It is expected that, on the basis of this course, students will be able to develop completely, and efficiently, the design of a steel framed system, eventually with steel-concrete composite components, such as beams, columns and slabs.

Argomenti trattati
  • The steel material: introduction to the general aspects such as material properties and products, imperfections and tolerances, focusing the attention also on testing methods and approaches;
  • Structural safety and design approaches: fundamentals of steel design. The principles of structural safety are shortly discussed to introduce the different reliability levels of the design.
  • Frames and methods of analysis,  including simplified methods .
  • Classification of cross-sections
  • Design of members (tension, compression, flexure, shear and their combination)
  • Bolted and welded connections
  • Most common types of joints
  • Built-up members
  • Steel-concrete composite beams
  • Steel-concrete composite slabs

Several design examples will be proposed during the course, directly chosen from real design situations.


Students are required to know the basis of the theory of structures, including the methods to evaluate the set of generalized force and displacement sets in redudancy structures.

Modalità di valutazione

Evaluation (exam) will be based on the all the topics discussed during the course and typically 4 questions are proposed. In case of a great number of students and a limited time available for the classroom assigned for exams, a written exam could be suggested. In any case, student can require an oral exam, according to his needs and the ones of the responsible of the course.


Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 60:00 90:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
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