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Design of aluminium and stainless steel structures 5 Credits

Dimensionering av aluminium och rostfria stålkonstruktioner
Second cycle, S7009B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2016 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Steel Structures
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

S7004B Steel Structures or courses necessary for admission at SUSCOS program

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The course will provide students with basic information on material characteristics, behaviour and design of structures made of aluminium alloys and stainless steels.
The first part of the course will deal with structures made of aluminium alloys. Selection of suitable materials for given structure, material properties and application examples will be provided according to Eurocode 9 (Design of aluminium structures).
Heat affected zone softening (HAZ) will be shown and corresponding effect on design. Finally, advanced models beyond elastic limit will be demonstrated and design will be provided.
The second part of the course will be devoted to structures made of stainless steels. A survey of general stainless steel materials and those suitable for civil engineering structures will be provided. Design background and numerical examples will be according Eurocode 3 (General rules ‐ Supplementary rules for stainless steels) and recommendations of Euro Inox.
Special attention will be given to erection and installation with respect to need of specific treatment, handling and storage of elements and structures.
The course will cover design requirements based on ultimate and serviceability limit states, including design of various types of connections.

The course consists of two distinct parts:
-    structures made and designed of aluminium and specific topics such material characteristics and welding including  
      effects of HAZ softening, design of aluminium bolted connections, design beyond the elastic limit;
-    structures made and designed of stainless steel and specific topics such material characteristics and the connection
     design, erection and installation.

Several useful software tools for easy application of these models will be presented.
Students should be able to analyse and understand the behaviour of aluminium and stainless steel elements and structures. This will be shown by numerical elements such as beams and columns and complex structures.
The students practise the design methods according to European standards to be able to perform structural design. Approved home assignments will necessary to obtained pass in the course.

Lectures, numerical examples and consultations.

Approved home assignments are required to obtained pass at the course.
Grading: Passed or not passed.

Ove Lagerqvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Eurocode 9 (EN 1999: Design of aluminium structures. Part 1 to Part 5)
Mazzolani F. M.: Aluminium alloy structures, E & FN SPON, London, 1995.
Valtinat G.: Aluminium im Konstruktivem Ingenierbau, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, 2003.
Eurocode 3 (EN 1993‐1‐4: Design of steel structures – Part 1‐4: General rules ‐ Supplementary rules for stainless steels)
Euro‐Inox: http://www.euro‐
Design Manual for Structural Stainless Steel. Euro Inox and The Steel Construction Institute, 2006

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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0003Assignment reports2.0U G#

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 10 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 04 Nov 2015