This course will provide a detailed introduction to the stability and design of steel members subjected to individual and combined force demands with emphasis on lateral torsional buckling, inelastic buckling, axial force-bending moment (P-M) interaction, in-plane stability and out-of-plane stability of steel beam-columns. The course will introduce the fundamentals of behavior, explain the specification / code criteria, show examples and case studies, and provide hands-on design / calculation experience. After completing the course, the practicing engineer continue to design steel structures and members subjected to individual and combined forces with confidence and fundamental understanding of behavior. Prof. Varma takes a simple but effective approach to teaching with emphasis on gaining hands-on experience and developing useful tools for practitioners. Guest lectures from prominent practitioners will provide additional industry context for the course content and applications.
Employees from Bechtel Corporation or Kiewit Corporation are eligible to enroll at a discounted rate using a discount code. For assistance, please contact Diana Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org