Improved design of stainless steel structural members

Nethercot, D. A., Gardner, L. and Ashraf, M. (2006). Improved design of stainless steel structural members. In: Proceedings of the International Conference in Metal Structures - Steel - A new and traditional material for building. International conference in Metal Structures, Brasov, Romania, (45-54). 20-22 September 2006.

Author Nethercot, D. A.
Gardner, L.
Ashraf, M.
Title of paper Improved design of stainless steel structural members
Conference name International conference in Metal Structures
Conference location Brasov, Romania
Conference dates 20-22 September 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Conference in Metal Structures - Steel - A new and traditional material for building
Journal name Steel - A New and Traditional Material for Building
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780415408172
Start page 45
End page 54
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Structural sections manufactured from stainless steel possess several features that mean that their response to loading differs from that of equivalent members made from carbon steel. To date these features have not really been recognised in design codes, which have largely adapted rules devised for carbon steel in a rather simplistic fashion. Recently, a new approach for dealing with local buckling and the associated loss of effectiveness that does not utilise the concepts of either cross-sectional classification or effective cross-sectional properties has been developed; it is therefore particularly well suited to dealing with stainless steel. Originally the concept was restricted in application to closed sections. It is extended herein to cover both open and closed cross-sections. It is then incorporated in the procedures for designing columns and beam-columns based on the Eurocode approaches and it is shown that by making further modifications the accuracy of these methods can be significantly improved. The resulting design procedures are no lengthier than those currently given in the stainless steel part of EC3.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Wed, 03 Aug 2011, 15:48:25 EST by Dr Mahmud Ashraf on behalf of School of Civil Engineering