CE 523 Theory and Behavior of Steel Structures 
Bolted and welded connections subjected to eccentric shear and combined bending and shear; framed beam connections; fully restrained moment connections; beams subjected to torsion and combined bending and torsion; flexural, torsional, and flexuraltorsional buckling of compression members; members subjected to combined bending and axial compression. 3 credit hours. 

• Prerequisite  

CE 426 Structural Steel Design or an equivalent undergraduate course in structural steel design. Working knowledge of AISC design requirements for rolled steel shapes subjected to tension, compression, and flexure is required. In addition, familiarity with basic connection design including bolts and fillet welds subjected to shear is required. CE 523 CANNOT be your first course in steel design. Permission of the instructor is required to register for CE 523. Registration will be allowed upon satisfactory review of the attached survey which must be completed and emailed to nau@ncsu.edu. The first homework assignment will contain a set of review problems from undergraduate steel design 

• Course Objectives  
By the end of the course, you will be able to analyze and design:


• Course Topics  
Contained in the course description and objectives above 

• Course Requirements  
HOMEWORK: 30% (Note that a homework assignment will be due the last week of class.) PROCTORED EXAMINATIONS: Two, 75 minute (inclass) tests, 30% COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM: 40% SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: N/A PROJECTS: N/A 

• Textbook  
Steel Structures – Design and Behavior, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, Charles G. Salmon, John E. Johnson, and Faris A. Malhas, 2009. ISBN: 9780131885561. Steel Construction Manual, Fourteenth Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Chicago, IL, 2011. ISBN: 1564240606. Other required material from the following references, now out of print, will be provided: Design of Steel Structures, Third Edition, McGrawHill, Edwin H. Gaylord, Jr., Charles N. Gaylord, and James E. Torsional Analysis of Steel Members, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL, 1983. 

• Computer and Internet Requirements  
NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum computer specifications. For details, click here. 

• Instructor  
Dr. James M. Nau, Professor 
Phone: 9195157737 
