Following a discussion of the basis of design, above all the principles of the limit state approach, the material standards and their use are detailed. The fundamentals of structural analysis and modeling are presented, followed by the design criteria and approaches for various types of structural members. The following chapters expand on the principles and applications of elastic and plastic design, each exemplified by the step–by–step design calculation of a braced steel–framed building and an industrial building, respectively.
Besides providing the necessary theoretical concepts for a good understanding, this manual intends to be a supporting tool for practicing engineers. To that end, numerous worked examples are provided throughout the book, concerning the analysis of steel structures and the design of elements under several types of actions. These examples facilitate the application of Eurocode regulations in practice.
The second edition contains more worked examples and extended explications on issues like torsion.
Codes of Practice and Normalization
Basis of Design
Ultimate limit states
Serviceability limit states
Toughness and through thickness properties
Geometric Characteristics and Tolerances
Structural Modelling, Worked Examples
Global Analysis of Steel Structures, Worked Examples
Classification of Cross Sections
DESIGN OF MEMBERS
Tension, Worked Examples
Laterally Restrained Beams, Worked Examples
Torsion, Worked Examples
Compression, Worked Examples
Laterally Unrestrained Beams, Worked Examples
Beam–Columns, Worked Examples
ELASTIC DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
Simplified Methods of Analysis
Amplified sway–moment method
Sway–mode buckling length method
Member Stability of Non–prismatic Members and Components
Members with intermediate restraints
Design Example 1: Elastic Design of Braced Steel–Framed Building
PLASTIC DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES 345
General Rules for Plastic Design
Plastic limit analysis: method of mechanisms
Code requirements for plastic analysis
Methods of Analysis
Approximate methods for pre–design
2nd order effects
Member Stability and Buckling Resistance
General criteria for the verification of the stability of members with plastic hinges
Verification of the stability of members with plastic hinges
Design Example 2: Plastic Design of Industrial Building
Rui A. D. Simões is Professor at the Civil Engineering Dept. of the University of Coimbra/ Portugal, where he got his BSc in 1990, his MSc in 1995 and his PhD in 2000. He is heavily involved in experimental research work and teaching of steel related courses in the BSc, MSc, PhD and continues education programs.
Helena Gervásio is Visiting Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Coimbra/ Portugal. She is Technical Director of the GIPAC Lda., an engineering consultancy company specialized in structural engineering. She is member of the Technical Committee TC14–Sustainability of ECCS.