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Design of Welded Steel Structures

Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

By Utpal K. Ghosh

CRC Press

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Design of Welded Steel Structures: Principles and Practice provides a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the design of welded steel structures. The book begins by explaining the basics of arc welding, describing the salient features of modern arc welding processes as well as the types and characteristics of welded joints, their common defects, and recommended remedial measures. The text then:

  • Addresses the analysis and design of welded structures
  • Explores the design of joints in respect to common welded steel structures
  • Identifies the cost factors involved in welded steelwork

Design of Welded Steel Structures: Principles and Practice draws not only from the author’s own experience, but also from the vast pool of research conducted by distinguished engineers around the globe. Detailed bibliographies are included at the end of each chapter.

Reviews

"… an important tool for designers, fabrication industry members, and industry developers across geographical borders. … The author has done extensive study and research of available literature on the subject and presented the relevant day-to-day use information in an encapsulated, easy-to-implement format, ready for practical hands-on users."

—Amitabha Ghoshal, F.I.C.E. (UK), F.I.E. (India), Chief Advisor, Board of Directors, STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, India

"… covers important practical design aspects of welded steel structures that are typically not covered in analytical-based design references."

—Cyrus Raoufi, Ph.D, P.Eng, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada

"The author has done a commendable job. … He has filled a gap in this field. The book is highly useful for professionals working in the area of welded structures. Postgraduate students will enjoy reading a concise and well-written textbook.

—Navneet Arora, Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

"The author is to be congratulated on this succinct and unique introduction to so vast a subject based on his experience of over 60 years. This book is principally aimed at the structural steel design engineer. However, the publication does not focus exclusively on structural analysis and design. The related areas of materials, welding, fabrication and inspection have also been convered in conjunction with structural analysis and design."

The Structural Engineer, April 2016

"Ghosh is a practicing engineer with more than 50 years of experience in structural engineering and has authored two other books on steel construction, Design and Construction of Steel Bridges (2006) and Repair and Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges (2000). Here, he provides comprehensive coverage of theory and practice for welded structures including plate girders, portal frames, trusses and lattice girders, quality control, and construction costs. Each topic is covered in a separate chapter. This is not intended to be a textbook—no worked examples or homework problems are included. The book would serve well as a reference for practicing engineers. However, it would be of limited value to undergraduate engineering students because it lacks references to engineering code requirements. In addition, all illustrations are in the form of engineering drawings, which would be difficult for undergraduates with limited construction experience to understand."

CHOICE, May 2016

"…a well-written, clearly illustrated book containing a wealth of experience and practical guidance on the application of welding in steel structures. Undergraduate students and engineers approaching the topic for the first time will find it contains much useful information and provides an excellent introduction to this important topic."

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, July 2016

Table of Contents

Electric Arc Welding Processes

Introduction

Manual Metal Arc Welding

Metal-Active Gas Welding

Submerged Arc Welding

Stud Welding

Control of Welding Parameters

Selection Criteria of Welding Process

Safety Aspects

Bibliography

Welded Joints

Introduction

Types of Welds

Types of Welded Joints

Heat-Affected Zone

Interacting Variables

Residual Stresses

Bibliography

Defects in Welded Joints

Introduction

Defects in Welds

Defects in HAZ

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Control of Welding Distortion

Introduction

Basic Causes of Distortion

Types of Distortion

Control of Distortion

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Brittle Fracture

Introduction

Factors Influencing Brittle Fracture

Prevention of Brittle Fracture

Learning from Failures

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Quality Control and Inspection

Introduction

Documentation

Materials

Welding Procedure

Skill of Welders and Operators

Layouts, Templates, Markings, Jigs, and Fixtures

Weld Preparation, Fit-Up, and Assembly

Inspection Personnel

Inspection

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Design Considerations for Welded Joints

Introduction

Layout, Locations of Joints, and Make Up of Sections

Weldability of the Material

Load Conditions

Joint Types

Weld Types

Weld Size

Edge Preparations

Ease of Fabrication and Inspection

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Design of Welded Joints

Introduction

Butt Weld

Fillet Weld

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Fatigue in Welded Joints

Introduction

Fatigue Crack

Design

Environmental Effects

Prevention of Fatigue Cracks

Improvement of Welded Joints

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

Beams and Columns

Introduction

Beams

Columns

Connections

Castellated Beam

Bibliography

Plate Girders

Introduction

Flanges

Web

Web-to-Flange Welds

Transverse Stiffeners

Stiffener-to-Web Welds

Stiffener-to-Flange Welds

Splices

Bibliography

Portal Frames

Introduction

Types of Portal Frames

Knee and Apex Joints

Rafter Site Joints

Bases

Bibliography

Trusses and Lattice Girders Using Rolled Sections

Introduction

Typical Usage

Advantages of Welded Roof Truss

Truss Types and Characteristics

Analysis

Connections

Bibliography

Trusses and Lattice Girders Using Hollow Sections

Introduction

Typical Examples

Advantages

Types of Hollow Sections

Material Quality

Connections

Structural Analysis and Design Parameters

Local Stress Distribution

Joint Failure Modes

Joint Capacity

Joint Reinforcement

Typical Joint Details

Economy in Fabrication

Bibliography

Orthotropic Floor System

Introduction

Advantages

Structural Behavior

Analysis

Typical Details

Distortion

Corrosion Protection

Bibliography

Economy in Welded Steelwork

Introduction

Mechanics of Costing

Factors Affecting Welding Costs

Concluding Remarks

Bibliography

About the Author

Utpal K. Ghosh worked, among others, with Freeman Fox and Partners, London; Sir William Arrol & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland; and Braithwaite Burn & Jessop Construction Co. Ltd., Kolkata, India, after graduating in civil engineering in 1954 from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Calcutta University (currently Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology). Subsequently, he set up his own practice as a consulting engineer. During his long career, he participated in the planning, design, fabrication, erection, and overall management of a wide variety of projects, such as bridges and industrial structures, which included new construction as well as repair and rehabilitation work. He has worked on projects in several countries, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India. He has published a number of articles and is the author of two books titled Design and Construction of Steel Bridges and Repair and Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC063000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Structural