Advanced Steel Engineering

Course credits: 7.5 ECTS

Content and Objectives

The main objective of this course is towards promoting the understanding of structural analysis and design models primarily used in Eurocodes through some selected topics and practical examples.

The course aims at providing deeper knowledge in selected problems related to the design and analysis of steel structures. Special focus will be devoted to the following areas:

  • Limit state analysis with focus on plasticity and constitutive modelling
  • Stability, including local and global buckling and limit state design of steel members with FEM
  • Design of bolted connections
  • Fatigue and fracture of welded steel structures, with focus on advanced methods such as local approaches and fracture mechanics

The course is arranged in 3 sessions, each spanning over a period of two-days. Teaching is organized in lectures with numerical exercises. Individual project assignments will also be distributed to participants and are necessary to pass for approval of the course. 

Participants are expected to have good knowledge in basic problems related to the design of steel structures such as the design of columns and beams with respect to buckling, basic fatigue design concept and elementary aspects of the design of bolted and welded connections. In general, a level of MSc in Structural Engineering is a requisite.  

A detailed syllabus with time and lecture tables will be sent in January to registered students.


A knowledge corresponding to the courses in structural mechanics and steel structures included in civil engineering programs for the master degree is required. The target group consist of:
  • graduate students and researchers in different fields of structural engineering and
  • practicing structural engineers

Course plan

The course will be provided in total duration of about three months and will be given in three concentrated blocks in spring 2018. The compulsory project assignments should be handed in before the summar. Lectures and personal supervision regarding exercises will be organized in cooperation with KTH, LTH and Chalmers. Preliminary schedule is:
  • March 1-2 at LTU,
  • April 5-6 at KTH,
  • May 17-18 at CTH,
Each participant should deliver a number of assignments (project) that will be given during the three sessions in the course. Approved assignments are necessary in order to pass the course.

Course organisation

Mohammad Al-Emrani, E-mail:
phone : +46 737 259 553.


Selected parts of text books and Journal papers handed out during the course.


To register for the course, send an email to .

Write a short description of your field of research (or engineering practice for participants not enrolled in PhD program) and of your “knowledge level” in the areas treated in the course. If you are particularly interested in one of the 4 fields covered by the course, also mention that. This will help us adapt the course to fit – as much as possible – the level of knowledge, interest and expectations of the participants.

Last date for registration is 2018-01-12