Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Advanced Steel Structures

Overall Course Objectives

The course aims at giving the participants a detailed knowledge of analysis and design of steel structures, enabling them to deal with more advanced steel structures.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the assumptions that form the basis for advanced models and analysis.
  • Carry out qualitative evaluations as well as detailed analysis of steel structures.
  • Carry out analysis and design of more advanced steel structures from practice.
  • Carry out analysis and design of member joints with bolted and welded connections.
  • Carry out analysis and design of plate girders, including determination of post-critical capacity.
  • Carry out analysis and design of steel columns, including built-up columns.
  • Carry out analysis and design of thin-walled structures.
  • Carry out analysis and design of composite structures concrete/steel.
  • Determine the fatigue life of steel structures.

Course Content

Member joints using bolting and welding. Plate girders: Stiffened girders. Plastic moment capacity. Post-critical moment capacity and stiffened panels. Composite girders concrete/steel. Built-up columns. Special, more complicated structural elements and connections: End-plate connections. Beam-to-columm connections. Steel structures subject to fatigue. Fracture mechanics determination of fatigue life.

Recommended prerequisites


Teaching Method

Lectures, videopresentations and exercises

Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41964
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Mon 13-17

7.500,00 DKK

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