This page last revised on April 24, 2003.
Kurt McMullin, P.E., Ph.D. - Engineering Building E171
Office Hours: see my home webpage
Course Time: Thursday - 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. in Room TBA
Design of Steel Structures, 4th Edition, Salmon and Johnson
Manual of Steel Construction, LRFD , 3rd Edition - students may be able to buy the 3rd Edition at the first class meeting for $80. The 3rd Edition is not significantly different from the 2nd or 1st Editions. Students may decide if they wish to use an older version, but are responsible for any changes.
Design of Steel Structures - CE 267 Course Reader by K.M. McMullin - Available from Maples Press (San Carlos St. - San Jose)
FEMA Document 350. Students are to obtain a copy of FEMA 350 before the first meeting after the midterm from one of three ways: call FEMA to order free copy, download and print a free copy from FEMA's website, or photocopy from original on Reserve in Clark Library
Recommended Writing Text:
Grading of Course
Homework = 20%, Paper = 30%, Midterm = 20%, Final Exam = 30%
LRFD (Load Resistant Factor Design) of steel structures, including buildings and bridges. Detailing of steel frames for seismic resistance. Structural details of connections. Prerequisite: CE163 or consent of instructor.
Audience of Course
The course is intended for engineers who intend to work on large scale steel design projects. An understanding of basic steel design according to the LRFD Specification is expected of all entering students. The teaching process will be based upon lectures, in-class problems and four large assignments. The material covered is more qualitative than an entry level steel design course. Students will be expected to explain and defend the assumptions used during the assignments.
As part of the student learning, a semester paper is assigned for the student to gain better in-sight into one aspect of the course materials. The experience of developing this paper is intended to strengthen the students skills at critical thinking and life-long learning aptitude. A website provides more detailed information about the paper. As part of the writing process, I will try to provide feedback to improve your paper as the course progresses. To understand my comments, please see Explanations webpage (note this does get changed so you might visit it periodically.
Online Student Handouts
By the end of the semester students are expected to be able to:
Minimum Requirements for Grading Exam and Homework Problems
Problems on the exams and homework will not be graded if the student does not correctly determine and draw the shear and moment diagrams. For exams, these problems will be limited to determinant beams that are either simply-supported or cantilever systems. This requirements is to reinforce the importance of correctly analyzing a structural system before conducting the design evaluation.
The due dates are intentionally scheduled to provide as much time as possible for the student to work and complete the assignment. To allow for grading, work is due on the days assigned in the schedule. Late work will be penalized 10% for each day late.
The class meets once per week. To allow for interaction between the student and faculty member every student must have an Email account. In addition, a chat room will likely be established for the course to allow for an electronic media for students and faculty to interact.
Messages for Class
Jan 24, 2003 - Add Codes - Students already enrolled in class: Davis, Khinnsann, Wong, Gutierrez, Rao, Mendoza, Ristanovic, Magalhaes, Shenvi, Soe, Joo, Yap, Loh, and Cheng.
Add Codes for Jonah Ptak=93077, Michael Boitnott=54146, Edsel Palma=07245, Hoa-Anh Le=66414, Marlou Rodriguez=45692, Soonduk Kwon=59119, Sunita Matani=20733, Chung Chung=44574, Pedro Sanchez=44681, Muthanna Omran=35095, Wun Kok-Leong=29853, David Ding=42995, Scott Vigil=88560
Course is CE267, Section 2, Course Code is 21100.