Steel Structures

7.5 credits

This course is based on the knowledge acquired from previous courses as steel and wood structures and conceptual structural design. The main focus of the course is to be able to use and understand results from FE analyses to determine design sectional forces. More precisely, the course deals with:
Statically indeterminate structures and the possibility of redistributing loads at the ultimate limit state.
Evaluations of design forces based on FE analyses.
System stability, global (buckling, lateral buckling) and local stability (web buckling, flange buckling, buckling of stiffeners).
Design methods for high cycle fatigue and practical design of structural details with regard to fatigue.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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