1st Edition

Australian Guidebook for Structural Engineers

By Lonnie Pack Copyright 2018
    512 Pages
    by CRC Press

    510 Pages 389 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This guidebook is a practical and essential tool providing everything necessary for structural design engineers to create detailed and accurate calculations.

    Basic information is provided for steel, concrete and geotechnical design in accordance with Australian and international standards. Detailed design items are also provided, especially relevant to the mining and oil and gas industries. Examples include pipe supports, lifting analysis and dynamic machine foundation design.

    Steel theory is presented with information on fabrication, transportation and costing, along with member, connection, and anchor design. Concrete design includes information on construction costs, as well as detailed calculations ranging from a simple beam design to the manual production of circular column interaction diagrams. For geotechnics, simple guidance is given on the manual production and code compliance of calculations for items such as pad footings, piles, retaining walls, and slabs. Each chapter also includes recommended drafting details to aid in the creation of design drawings.

    More generally, highly useful aids for design engineers include section calculations and force diagrams. Capacity tables cover real-world items such as various slab thicknesses with a range of reinforcing options, commonly used steel sections, and lifting lug capacities. Calculations are given for wind, seismic, vehicular, piping, and other loads. User guides are included for Space Gass and Strand7, including a non-linear analysis example for lifting lug design. Users are also directed to popular vendor catalogues to acquire commonly used items, such as steel sections, handrails, grating, grouts and lifting devices.

    This guidebook supports practicing engineers in the development of detailed designs and refinement of their engineering skill and knowledge.

    Setting Up the Project. Design. Steel Design. Concrete Design. Geotechnical. Design Items. Design Aids. Vendor Catalogues. Notations and Abbreviations.


    Lonnie Pack is a Chartered Professional Engineer through Engineers Australia, a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, and a member of the Institute or Engineers Australia (MIEAust).

    Hed has worked in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, formerly CEO of the Graduate Development Organisation and subject matter expert for coal seam gas projects at WorleyParsons. He has managed teams of more than twenty people in the design of greenfield projects as well as smaller scale brownfield works. Projects have been delivered via traditional (stick‐built) methods as well as modular (pre‐assembled) designs.

    He has presented on Machine Foundation Design at Engineer’s Australia. Lonnie has led teams in Australia and overseas in the design of gas plants and mining structures. His experience includes

    Now at Tetra Tech Proteus he is a Lead Engineer and Project Manager in the brownfield design of mining structures, using advanced technical design skills such as Finite Element Analysis, impact analysis and dynamic design.

    "This book, although it is aimed primarily at structural engineers, will be a welcome and valuable addition to the shelves of civil engineers of any specialization. It sets out rational step-by-step procedures for undertaking projects, rather than merely focusing on the details of the methods of calculation, as many other texts do. It also helps to provide context for the analysis and design process. While the book is aimed at Australian engineers, the principles and sequence of the design processes should be relevant to all countries."

    -- Professor Harry Poulos, Coffey Services

    "This book provides valuable practical guidance to engineers with case example calculations which occur often in practice. It assists in applying and interpreting the Australian Standards for determining loads and designing structural elements in concrete and steel. It is a tool which any structural engineer would find useful."

    --Laurie Dender, Tetra Tech Proteus