This book has evolved within the teaching activities of the authors in the lecture Computer–oriented Design of Steel Structures on the Masters Programme Computational Engineering at the University of Bochum. It covers the total variety of demands needed to be discussed for the safe, economic and modern design of steel structures.
Cross Section Properties
Principles of the FEM
FEM for Linear Calculations of Lattice Structures
FEM for Nonlinear Calculations of Lattice Structures
Solution of Equation Systems and Eigenvalue Problems
Stresses According to the Theory of Elasticity
Plastic Cross Section Bearing Capacity
Verification of Beams: Second Order Theory and Stability
FEM for Plane Load–Bearing Structures
FEM for Beam Cross Sections
Dr.–Ing. Matthias Kraus studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In 2001 he changed to the University of Bochum as researcher, where he received his doctoral degree in 2005 and then worked as chief engineer at the Institute of Steel and Composite Structures. Since 2010 Dr. Kraus has worked at Schürmann – Kindmann and Partners, Dortmund, as chief engineer. He also has adjunct lecturships at the University of Bochum.