Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 257 Steel Structures Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Aldin Varenikić, Expert Mustafa Kutaniş, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to introduce the students to application of steel as structural material for structures and behavior of steel structures. Students will be introduced with design process, from load analysis to providing cross-section for each structural element. Understanding different types of steel structural element, the way of transferring the loads, connection between same and different cross-section types and elements. Effects of fire and corrosion on steel elements. Understanding composite reinforced concrete and steel structural element and its behavior.

  1. Introduction, Aplications of Steel, Types of Steel Structures, Design Procedure
  2. Types and Properties of the Steel, Production Technology, Members and Structural Behaviour
  3. Loads and Design Actions , Analysis and Design of Steel Structures
  4. Tension Members
  5. Beam Analysis, Lateral Buckling of Beams, Local Buckling of Thin-plate Element
  6. Compression Members, Columns and Struts, Buckling Effect
  7. Mid-term Examination
  8. Frames and Framing
  9. Trusses
  10. Structural Joints
  11. Design of Bolts, Design of Welds
  12. Fire Protection and Fire Engineering, Corrosion and Corrosion Protection, Site Installation
  13. Introduction to Composite Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures
  14. Composite Beams and Columns, Composite Deck Slabs

  1. Steel Section Profiles, Drawings and Details
  2. Load Analysis, Design Procedure, Load Combinations
  3. Tension Members
  4. Beam Analysis – Designing of Beams, Lateral Buckling
  5. Compression Members – Columns and Struts
  6. Compression Members – Columns and Struts
  7. Mid-term Examination

  1. Designing of Frames, Arches
  2. Designing of Frames, Arches
  3. Trusses, Calculation of Internal forces, Designing of Cross-section
  4. Trusses, Calculation of Internal forces, Designing of Cross-section
  5. Structural Joints
  6. Connections between I-Shape cross-sections and tubular cross-sections
  7. Designing of bolts and welds

  • Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)125
Final Exam135
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Understanding the behaviour of steel structures.
  • Learn different types of structural systems made by steel.
  • Analyzing and designing individual structural elements (beams, trusses, frames).
  • Analyzing and designing structural steel joints and connections.
  • Understanding the composite reinforced concrete and steel elements.
  • 1.Trebilcock P., Lawson M.: Architectural Design in Steel, Taylor & Francis, 2004.
  • 2.Williams A.: Steel Structures Design ASD/LFRD, International Code Council, 2012.
  • 3.American Institute of Steel Construction: Design with Structural Steel – A Guide for Architects, ISBN 1-56424-052-5.
  • 4.Gardner L., Nethercot D.A.: Designers\' Guide to EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures general rules and rules for buildings, Thomas Telford, 2005.
  • 5.N.S. Trahair, M.A. Bradford, D.A. Nethercot, L. Gardner, The Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures to EC 3, Fourth edition, Taylor & Francis, 2008.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
Final Examination(1 week) 0
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination40
Total Workload: 0
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0