The behaviour of steel structures and the criteria used in their design are set out in detail in this book. The book bridges the gap between the methods of analysis and the sizing of structural components. The basis of the limit state design criteria of the latest Australian code for structural steel are explained, and the reader is pointed to the relevant provisions of the code.
Table of Contents
1. Units and Conversion Factors 2. Glossary of Terms 3. Notation 4. Introduction 5. Tension Members 6. Compression Members 7. Local Buckling of Thin Plate Elements 8. In Plane Bending of Beams 9. Lateral Buckling of Beams 10. Beam Columns 11. Frames 12. Connections 13. Torsion Members Index.
Prof. Nick Trahair is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. He is a prolific researcher, producing world-leading work on structural stability. He was a member of the Steel Structures Committee of Standards Australia which produced a number of steel design codes, and has been involved in many high-level consultancies.