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.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to carry out state-of-the-art static calculations for steel constructions (e.g. bridge cranes, crane runways), to check calculations from software packages for their plausibility as well as to carry out necessary standard (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

5. Crane


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)

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu13:00 - 14:0002.03.2023GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Vorbesprechung
Thu13:00 - 16:0023.03.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Theorie I
Thu13:00 - 16:0030.03.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Theorie II
Thu13:00 - 16:0020.04.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Theorie III
Thu13:00 - 16:0027.04.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Praxis I
Thu13:00 - 16:0004.05.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Praxis II
Thu13:00 - 16:0011.05.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Praxis III
Thu13:00 - 16:0001.06.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Reserve
Thu13:00 - 16:0008.06.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Reserve
Thu10:00 - 12:0022.06.2023Vortragsraum Konstruktionslehre Präsentation der Ergebnisse
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam

The examination is a presentation followed by a defence of a worked out calculation example (crane runway). The calculation example will be presented towards the end of the lecture and made available for download on TUWEL.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 12.06.2025oral02.06.2025 00:00 - 11.06.2025 00:00TISSPräsentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2023 08:00 23.03.2023 12:00 23.03.2023 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory electiveSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory electiveSTEOP
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