307.435 Steel Structures
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
This course is evaluated following the new mode. Learn more

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out state-of-the-art static calculations for steel constructions, to check calculations from software packages as well as to carry out necessary standards (Eurocode 3) research.

Subject of course

Theoretical part

1. Pull/push rod
2. Technical beam theory

  • Flexibility and Displacement method
  • Shear stress in the beam
  • Comparison of the first and second order beam theory

3. Stability of flexible rods

Practical part

1. Preparation of static calculations
2. Computer-supported preparation of static calculations
3. Development of load-bearing structures and their elements in steel an aluminium
4. Eurocode 3

  • Basic concepts and definitions
  • Stability
  • Fatigue
  • Notch formation and notch optimisation

These point will be discussed with reference to examples from practice and to international standards (EN 1993, EN 13001).

Teaching methods

Lecture, presentation of practical examples, solution of problems with different software packages (FEM, Mathcad), excursion to the Austrian Standards Institute

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu16:00 - 17:0012.03.2020Seminarraum BD 03 lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Basically written exam

Students can take the exam for a presentation and following defense of two elaborated calculation examples, if the lecture is attended regularly.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.01.2020 08:00 11.03.2020 12:00 11.03.2020 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Written documents will be offered for the lecture.

Previous knowledge

Fundamentals of mechanics and strength theory