Steel Designers' Handbook

Steel Designers' Handbook 

Branko E. Gorenc

Preference :

Early steel structures in bridges, industrial buildings, sports stadia, and exhibition buildings were fully exposed. At the time no special consideration had been given to aesthetics. The form of a structure was driven by its function. Riveted connections had a certain appeal without any further treatment. As the use of steel spread into commercial, institutional and residential buildings with their traditional masonry facades, the steel structure as such was no longer a principal modeling element and became utilitarian, merely a framework of beams and columns. The role of steel started to change with the trend towards lighter envelopes, larger spans, and the growing number of sports and civic facilities in which structural steel had an undisputed advantage. Outstanding lightweight structures have been constructed in the past four decades. Structural framing exposed to full view has taken many forms, including space frames, barrel vaults, cable-stayed, and cable net roofs. The trend continues unabated with increasing boldness and innovation by designers.

Content :
  • chapter 1 Introduction
  • chapter 2 Material & Design Requirements
  • chapter 3 Design Actions
  • chapter 4 Structural Analysis
  • chapter 5 Beams & Girders
  • chapter 6 Compression & Beam-Column Members
  • chapter 7 Tension Members
  • chapter 8 Connections
  • chapter 9 Plastic Design
  • chapter 10 Structural Framing
  • Appendix A Bibliography
  • Appendix B Elastic Design Method

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