Stainless Steel and Aluminium Structures

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134SAL Z 2 1P+1C English
Garant předmětu:
Michal Jandera
Michal Jandera
Michal Jandera
Department of Steel and Timber Structures

The course covers two parts, design of aluminium and stainless steel structures.

The first part covers evolution of stainless steel materials/structures and examples of realized structures. Stainless steels suitable for structures are described in a detail, including their properties. Dissimilarities in assessments of members under common loadings with respect to low-carbon steels is described for both ultimate and serviceability limit states. In the end the possibilities concerning connections of stainless steel members, erection and installation of stainless steel members are described.

In the second part of the subject, the same topics are covered for aluminium structures. Welding and heat-affected zones are discussed in detail in terms of weld design, section design and local welds effect in members.


Basic knowledge of steel structure design.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction to aluminium and stainless steel structures, history of material development, production and use in structures.

2.Typical examples of application.

3.Stainless steel: Stainless steel grades, material properties, stress-strain diagram.

4.Stainless steel: Grade selection procedure, corrosion – examples.

5.Stainless steel: Section resistance.

6.Stainless steel: Member resistance (beams, columns, beam-columns).

7.Stainless steel: Continuous Strength Method.

8.Stainless steel: Design for fire resistance.

9.Aluminium alloy: Material behaviour, aluminium alloys, tempers, fabrication.

10.Aluminium alloy: Welding techniques, weld design and heat affected zone. Bolted connections.

11.Aluminium alloy: Section resistance.

12.Aluminium alloy: Member resistance (beams, columns, beam-columns).

13.Aluminium alloy: Local welds.

Syllabus of tutorials:

- Tensile coupon test

- Stainless steel beam-colum

- Stainless steel truss

- Aluminium alloy - design of a weld

- Aluminium alloy - design of compressed member with a local weld

- Aluminium alloy - design of a welded beam

Study Objective:

Knowledge needed for design stainless steel and aluminium alloy structural elements.

Study materials:

! Höglund, T., Tindall, P. Designers´ Guide to Eurocode 9: Design of Aluminium Structure, ICE Publishing, 2012. ISBN 978-0-7277-5737-1

! Design Manual for Structural Stainless Steel, 4th ed., The Steel Construction Institute, 2017. ISBN 978-1-85942-226-7

? EN 1993-1-4: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1-4: General rules – Supplementary rules for stainless steels, CEN, 2006.

? EN 1999-1-1: Eurocode 9: Design of aluminium structures – Part 1-1: General structural rules, CEN, 2007.

: http://www.steel-stainless.org/

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