Stability of Structures

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
4
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The objective of the subject is the presentation of the most important problems in the stability analysis and stability design of steel structures. The student will learn the terminology of theory of engineering stability and theory of torsion of thin-walled members, as well as their practical importance and applicability. The most relevant modes of instabilities of engineering steel structures will be presented (flexural buckling, flexural-torsional buckling, lateral-torsional buckling, plate buckling). To each instability mode the student will learn the background and mathematical bases, as well as the Eurocode design procedures and their practical applications.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Competences

will know the terminology of engineering stability theory,
will know the basics of engineering torsion theory of thin-walled members,
will know the two- and three-dimensional instability phenomena typical to columns and beams,
will know the design procedures for the determination of the resistance of columns/beams against stability,
will know the stability behaviour and post-critical behaviour of unstiffened plates,
will know the stability behaviour and post-critical behaviour of stiffened plates,
will know the specialities of the design of unstiffened plates.
will be able to calculate stresses from St.Venant and Vlasov torsion theories,
will be able to calculate the critical loads for simple structures made of rigid bodies and elastic springs,
will be able to calculate the buckling resistance to flexural-torsional buckling of columns with mono-symmetric thin-walled cross-sections,
will be able to determine the critical load parameters to plate buckling and to global buckling of structural members,
will be able to calculate the critical moment to lateral-torsional buckling of beams with arbitrary thin-walled cross-sections,
will be able to calculate the plate buckling resistance of longitudinally stiffened plates subjected to membrane loading effects,
will be able to apply finite element and finite strip based computer software to calculate critical load parameter.
cooperates with the tutor/lecturer and with fellow students,
is ready to apply numerical computational tools,
is intent on learning and applying the relevant tools of stability design,
is intent on precise and error-free problem solving,
able to autonomously evaluate instability phenomena and able to autonomously complete design calculations based on the literature,
is open to new design procedures, and autonomously evaluates the correctness and applicability of new design procedures.

Prerequisites

none

Duration

42 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

4

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

20

Access to disable

Yes

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Structural Engineering

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