This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to complete an engineering project including the analysis and design of simple steel structures from first principles using appropriate design aids. The unit includes a ranges of relevant engineering calculations and design principles for a range of steel structure components.

Unit details

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Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22551

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - consulting and communicate with others; - identifying and following relevant OHS/WHS procedures; - calculating: loads on beams and frames, geometric properties of beam sections, effective lengths of beams, effective lengths of columns with and without lateral restraints, stresses caused by biaxial bending in a beam and effective lengths of members in pin-jointed frames; - designing: column for concentric load or eccentric load, bolted, welded and flange plate connections, base plate for a simple connection or for a moment connection, structural members subjected to tensile forces, members in pin jointed frames using safe load tables, welded plate girder, load bearing stiffeners, structural member in combined tension and bending and checking for local web crushing and buckling.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: Loads on structures: - AS 1170 Part 1 to determine design dead and live loads; - loads on beams, where loads are transmitted through panel areas; - loads on frames where loads are transmitted through panel areas; - wind loads on buildings as per AS 1170 Part 2; Beams (plated): - geometric properties of (plated) beam sections; - plated beam bending, shear and deflection; Column design: - effective lengths of columns with and without lateral restraints; Concentric load; Eccentric load; Connections: - bolted connection for concentric load; - welded connection for concentric and eccentric loads; - flange plate connections using continuous and intermittent welds; Column base plates: - base plate for a simple connection; - base plate for a moment connection; Biaxial bending: - stresses caused by biaxial bending in a beam; Tension members: - structural members subjected to tensile forces; Pin Jointed frames: - effective lengths of members in pin-jointed frames; - members in pin jointed frames using safe load tables; Welded plate girders: - welded plate girder; - local web crushing and buckling, and; - load bearing stiffeners.

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