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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

CivE 415 Structural Systems


Winter 2013 Instructor: Adil Al-Mayah, P.Eng. Office: Email: Office Hours: Office: Email: Office: Email: E2-2311 Ext. 31566 aalmayah@ uwaterloo.ca Mon.: 10:30 am -12:30 pm CPH 2369A y6zhuang@uwaterloo.ca CPH-1326A razam@uwaterloo.ca RCH-207 RCH-207 DWE 3518

Assistants: Yi Zhuang (TA) Rizwan Azam (CA) Lectures: Tutorial: Website: 3 hours/week: 1 hour/week:

Mon. 9:30-10:20 am Tues. 9:30-11:20am Wed. 3:30-4:20 pm

http://learn.uwaterloo.ca

Course Description:
The course will provide a general treatment of structural requirements for buildings and bridges, including structural systems, safety, serviceability, loads and structural idealizations. Topics covered include: Structural System Requirements - Engineering Design Process - Functional, Serviceability and Construction Requirements Structural Loads for Buildings (NBCC) - Dead, Live, Snow, Wind and Seismic Loads - Structural Safety and Load Combinations Gravity Load Systems for Buildings (Floor and Roof Systems) - One-way Systems - Two-way Systems

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Lateral Load Systems for Buildings - Horizontal Diaphragms - Distribution of Lateral Forces to Vertical Elements - Design Considerations for Braced and Moment-resisting Frames Composite Steel- Concrete Construction - Steel and Concrete Floor/Deck Systems Introduction to Bridge Engineering - Bridge Types, Loads, and Design

Course Learning Objectives:


This elective course is intended for students who want to work in the field of structural engineering. The course will focus primarily on the study of structural systems and design requirements for buildings and bridges, rather than detailed design of structure elements (beams, columns, connections, etc.). At the end of the course you should be able to: Describe the basic functional, serviceability and construction requirements for structural systems for buildings; Estimate gravity loads (dead, live, snow), wind load and seismic loads for buildings consistent with the National Building Code of Canada; Select an appropriate gravity load system for a building based on functional requirements; Estimate the distribution of lateral loads in building structural systems; Analyse and design composite (concrete-steel) floor/deck systems, and; Analyse and design steel plate girder bridges consistent with the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code.

Textbooks:
Course Notes (download from LEARN throughout term)

Evaluation:
Assignments Project Final Exam 25% 15% 60%
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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Waterloo

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Waterloo

Winter 2013