Metal Structures - Supplementary Module

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2019/20
Language of instructionGerman
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Admission information


The advanced course in metal construction aims to develop a good understanding of the scientific background of stability theory and its implementation according to the current standards. The students are able to analyse complex stability problems of bar-shaped steel construction on their own and show proof with standard-compliant solutions.


Stability failure of bar-shaped components in steel construction. General derivation of the scientific basis and normative regulations to buckling, torsional buckling and lateral torsional buckling of bars. Notes to the equivalent member method and calculations after theory of second order. Influences of supports, stabilizing elements, symmetry, and other conditions. Influence of shear stiffness on the buckling behaviour of frame and grid support.


Determination of stresses of frames using the theories of first and second order. Knowledge of the elastic bending theory and the theory of elastic torsion. The students are able to perform the stress design in steel construction according to the procedures elastic-elastic, elastic-plastic and plastic-plastic (EC 3). Basic module: Berechnung von Tragwerken, Statik Grundmodul, Grundkurs Metallbau.

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught using a classical course in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, supplemented by tables to record and present further information. The exercise will be held using a Tablet PC. The lecturer calculates the exercises whereupon the active participation of the students to elaborate solutions is required. The lecture is supplemented by self-study of the participants in the form of worksheets processed in the context of tutorials which are in relation to the course.


Target of the examination is to verify the knowledge about theory and procedures taught in the context of the module and the ability to calculate application problems, e.g. design of members against stability failure according to EN 1993-1-1. The examination is divided into two parts: part A general questions (without documents, 10 minutes), part B calculation tasks (use of own additional documents is allowed, 50 minute). Part A contains general questions and easy calculation tasks that can be solved without additional documents. In part B, the focus is on short computing tasks and elaboration of the mediated techniques and solutions.

Recommended literature

-Scripts for lectures and exercises; -Worksheets, sample solutions -PowerPoint presentations -Literature - Boissonnade, N., Garcia, R., Jaspart, J. P. and Lindner, j.: ECCS Technical Committee 8 stability. Rules for members stability in EN 1993-1-1 background documentation and design guidelines. Liège. October of 2006 Pulication N ° 119. - Zum Modul gehörendes Vorlesungsskript, M. Mensinger e.a.; - DIN EN 1993-1-1; - Stahlbau, C. Petersen, 3. Auflage, Vieweg & Sohn Verlag - Statik und Stabilität der Baukonstruktionen, C. Petersen, 2. Auflage, Vieweg & Sohn Verlag - Stahlbau, Teil 2, Stabilitätslehre, Stahlhochbau und Industriebau U. Krüger, 2.Auflage, Ernst & Sohn Verlag Module responsible


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