Checking date: 06/07/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Metallic and Concrete Structures
Study: Máster in Structural Engineering of Industrial Constructions (373)

Coordinating teacher: BARBERO POZUELO, ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Engineering degree with theoretical concepts in Structural Mechanics (see Master's degree entry requirements)
-Possess knowledge and understand concepts that provide a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context. -That students know how to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study. -To know the aspects and techniques of analytical and computational methods to project, calculate and design structures and plants in the field of Industrial Construction. -Ability to formulate the necessary hypotheses to solve structural problems in industry.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Steel Structures. Calculation methodologies and applicable standards - Types of steel structures - Standards and regulations - Materials. Materials selection criteria. 2. Design, calculation and analysis of metallic structural elements. - Design requirements - Structural flexural elements. Lateral buckling and flexural buckling. - Structural elements subjected to compression. Compression buckling. - Structural elements subjected to shear - Structural elements subjected to torsion. - Structural elements subjected to combined forces. 3 Design of joints in steel structures - General aspects - Welded joints - Bolted joints -Supports 4 Reinforced concrete structures. - Standards - Characteristics of reinforced concrete. Material selection criteria. - Special considerations in the analysis. 5 Design, calculation and dimensioning of reinforced concrete elements. Limit State Method. - Elements and cross-sections subjected to bending. - Elements and sections subjected to compression. Second order effects. - Elements subjected to shear, torsion and punching. - Longitudinal shear. Cantilevers. - Displacement limit state (deformations and cracking). 6 Anchors and overlaps in reinforcements 7 Seismic resistant structures. - General design requirements. - Seismic-resistant systems. - Metal rigid-frame system. - Steel braced-frame system. - Reinforced concrete rigid-node frame system. - Reinforced concrete shear-frame system. Diaphragms. 8 Case studies.
Learning activities and methodology
Lecture classes: 21 h Problem solving sessions: 21 h Laboratory sessions: 2 sessions of 1.5h each The student must also submit reports with the solutions of cases proposed by the professor. Tutorial sessions (2h each week) on the established schedule
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • AISC. Steel Construction Manual, 15th Edition. AISC. 2017
  • Code ACI 318-19. Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. American Concrete Institute. 2014
  • Jack McCormac, Stephen Csernak. Structural steel design 6th edition. Pearson. 2017
  • Roger L. Brockenbrough. Structural Steel Designer's Handbook 6th Edition. Mc Graw Hill. 2019
  • William T.Segui. Steel Design 6th Edition. CL Engineering. 2017
Additional Bibliography
  • Edward S. Hoffman, David P. Gustafson. Structural Design Guide to the AISC (LFRD). Spinger / Chapman&Hall. 1996
  • Jay Shen, Bulent Akbas. Design Of Steel Structures. Mc Graw Hill. 2021
  • Akbar R. Tamboli. Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details (3rd ed). Mc Graw Hill. 2016
  • Paul W. Richards. Build With Steel: A Companion to the AISC Manual. CreateSpace. 2012

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.